Ride a Historic Train in The Triangle + Explore Railroad History at New Hope Valley Railway

Families, train enthusiasts and others living in the Raleigh - Durham area looking for a fun and educational day-trip destination should check out the Triangle Train aka New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR). The all-volunteer, nonprofit railway’s 2018 season officially kicked off earlier this month and runs from April to December with many fun & awesome themed event rides. For more than 30 years now, New Hope Valley Railway, the Triangle’s Train, has offered excursion rides on vintage equipment pulled...

Stars of HGTV’s Flip or Flop Offering Free “Real Estate Elevated” Education Program in Raleigh + Chapel Hill

Real Estate experts & big time flippers Tarek & Christina’s live real estate educational program will be holding a couple of FREE sessions come early May in NC. Real Estate Elevated preview events are primarily a house flipping and real estate investing educational program. Having previously made “every mistake in the book” as they learned to flip homes, Tarek and Christina El Moussa decided that sharing the knowledge that they had learned over the years could prevent others from going...

Raleigh’s Hottest New Event Space “Whitaker & Atlantic” Helps Launch New Red Bull Organics Drink Line in Style

Energy drinks giant Red Bull selected Raleigh, North Carolina as one of the two exclusive markets for the launch of their new line of refreshing beverages called "ORGANICS -- authentic organic refreshment captured and canned." The other US city chosen was San Diego. The Raleigh crowd was most definitely thrilled to represent the east coast and did so to the fullest! The well-attended event took place at Whitaker & Atlantic, a new, hip event space located near Lynnwood Brewing...

Wake Forest Based Rapper NANCE Ready To Drop His Debut Album

Christian Nance, better known as just "NANCE" to thousands of his Raleigh area fans and many more virtual admirers, is an up-and-coming local rapper from Wake Forest, NC that has been putting out music for a while now primarily through social media. The name of the highly anticipated new studio album is "No Excuses," and it will be dropping on April 27, 2018. It has been over two years in the making. The album was produced by Fourth Shift, mix...

Two New Local Businesses Opening Soon in Downtown Wake Forest

In just a couple of months, there will be two new locally owned businesses opening their doors in the charming downtown area of Wake Forest also known as the White Street historic business district. Unwined on White, a wine lounge + yoga studio & the Tonic bar + social club will be opening late Spring. Expect a lot of social activities/fun events, live music, good times and of course can't forget the local beer, wine, etc. There is a...

Unique 24-hr Questival Race Happening in Durham This Weekend [March 23-24]

Popular outdoor gear brand Cotopaxi is bringing its 24-hour adventure race to Durham over the weekend. The Questival kicks off at the American Tobacco Campus, Diamond View Park. During the 24-hour adventure race, teams of 2 to 6 friends will compete for prizes, completing adventure challenges in categories like fitness, camping, service, and teamwork. Questival races - think The Amazing Race with a good social twist - are hosted in over 50 cities across the country. Cotopaxi creates outdoor products and experiences that...

Real Estate Millionaire & Star of BRAVO’s “Million Dollar Listing” Sending Team to NC

Josh Altman's team will be in The Triangle area for a couple of days next week, holding free "Flip for Life" events in Raleigh & Durham. The Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles TV star went from being broke to $1,000,000 in sales per day, thanks to a partnership with his brother. Together they built a real estate business that has sold more than $3 billion in properties to date. Registration for the events is free via Eventbrite.com. The website mentions that there...

Top Reasons to Visit Wake Forest & How To Have a Great Time

Nestled just minutes outside of North Raleigh and tucked quaintly between Durham to the west and Rolesville to the east, Wake Forest is a budding town to live in, shop and visit. With business, industry and residential life thriving daily, it makes perfect sense that this unique community offers a refreshing quality of life for its 40,000+ residents and many visitors. Conveniently located to the Triangle's first class universities, Atlantic Coast Conference athletics, Research Triangle Park, professional sporting teams including...

Western Wake County’s Food Truck Scene [Cary Area]

In 2014, Cary and most other areas of Wake County responded to the high demand and growing popularity of food trucks by allowing mobile food vendors to operate within their city limits. Though each city and town has their own permits, rules, and regulations, hungry citizens can now easily find local food trucks serving up delicious quick bites close by without having to drive too far! Check out our quick guide to the best food trucks in Western Wake County...

Triangle Area is Home to 6 of North Carolina’s 31 Marathons in 2018

Wake County shares the title of "marathon capital of the state" with Guilford County over in The Piedmont Triad area. Both areas have four marathons this year after Wake owned a 6 – 4 edge last year. There still are six total Triangle area marathons, however, with the 2017 additions of the RDC Marathon in November in Durham and the Race Across Durham Trail Marathon in December. Wake County lost one of its most prominent marathons and appears to have...

Hey Runners! Here Are 5 of The Best Annual Races in Chapel Hill & Orange County Area

Whenever you decide to run a race in Chapel Hill, you should understand that there’s a good reason “hill” is part of the town’s name. Train for the hills ahead of your race or prepare to be overwhelmed by them in many cases. The same is true for the rest of Orange County's races and to a lesser extent in Carrboro. There are numerous 5K's over the course of the year that benefit UNC student groups and local Chapel Hill...

Marbles Kids Museum – Fun Downtown Raleigh Destination to Play & Discover

Marbles Kids Museum is an interactive children’s museum located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. The museum features over 12 different interactive exhibits that are designed to be fun and educational at the same time. It is one of the most popular destinations for families with children in the state of North Carolina and has received national acclaim for its education through play programs and exhibits. Marbles Kids Museum delivers purposeful play in a big way. Children imagine, discover and...

Experience… “The Most Elegant, Immersive, Live Performance Venue in the Southeast”

The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts is the premier performing arts venue in all of Raleigh and one of the top in the entire Southeast. The center is well known for its outstanding venues and remarkable performances year-round. It hosts many events throughout the calendar year, including theater productions, symphonies, musicians, and speakers. The center has four concert and theater venues. They are the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Meymandi Concert Hall, Fletcher Opera Theater, and Kennedy Theater. You will...

You Should Visit… “The Most Exciting and Spectacular Christmas Light Show in NC”

Over in Eastern Wake County, within the small picturesque downtown area of the town of Wendell, you will find the Lake Myra Christmas Lights. This popular homegrown Christmas lights show which is masterfully synchronized happens nightly and runs for about 45 mins. It features an advanced computerized light show with music and special effects, the very first of its kind in North Carolina and a local Wendell tradition for over 15+ years. The show is considered by many as one...

Where Raleigh Foodies Wine & Dine in Style

Raleigh is a great place to be if you are a foodie! It’s a fast-growing city, so the foodie landscape changes frequently. There are always new restaurants to try, and Raleigh chefs work hard to create unique dishes that are sure to please. In addition to the many restaurants, there are also frequent wine dinners, tastings, and all types of fun celebrations centered around food. So grab a glass of Bordeaux and peruse this short guide to the Raleigh foodie...

Raleigh’s Best Food Trucks & Where To Find Them!

The local obsession with Food Trucks in the Raleigh area primarily started just a few years ago and has been exploding in popularity ever since. Each and every year, it seems there are new food trucks setting up shop in the city and introducing us to unique international cuisines and hard-to-find delicacies. There are now actually close to 100 local Raleigh based food trucks driving around! It was in 2015, in response to the growing popularity of food trucks and...

Raleigh’s Art Scene – Rundown of The Best Local Galleries & Events…

Though Raleigh and the Triangle metro area are mostly known for the many innovative businesses and leading universities that are located here, Raleigh also has a burgeoning art scene with something fun going on pretty much each and every day, which is why our city is gaining national attention and recognition all across the board. The local Raleigh arts community gets together often, and puts on many art-related events throughout the calendar year, such as the widely popular SPARKcon and...

Rundown of The Red-Hot Local Sports Scene in Raleigh

When it comes to local sports in all of North Carolina, college basketball is probably king. March Madness turns to real life madness if you try to change the channel to something else at home or at the sports bar during a critical game of one of the home teams! Even though college basketball rules during the fall and winter months, Raleigh offers much more year-round in its diverse sports scene as far as fun and all-around entertainment go. Below...

Hey Runners! Here Are 5 of The Best Annual Races in Durham

If you are bullish on challenging races, the Bull City has hilly options virtually every weekend. Durham isn’t a destination city for racing if you are looking for a flat, PR type of event. But the race calendar is always full of beautiful courses that will definitely make the trip worthwhile, and most importantly fun and enjoyable. Here in Durham, there rarely is a weekend without some sort of 5K that benefits a charity, and many times you have a...

Hey Runners! Here Are Wake County’s 5 Best Annual Races

Unfortunately, some road racing traditions in Wake County has been lost over time. The Great Raleigh Road Race came to an end years ago and the Old Reliable Run is now much different and only one of the Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon’s companion races. But there are still plenty of race choices out there to enjoy, so many that the City of Raleigh limits the number of races each year to 95. Here is one runner’s opinion of the...

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One of The Best Asian Fusion Restaurants is Located in Cary – Eighty8 Asian Bistro

Dai Nguyen, owner of Eighty8 Asian Bistro in Cary, has already made a name for himself in North Carolina with over a decade experience under his belt. His previous restaurant, Wasabi 88 in Greenville, was the only Asian restaurant featured in Our State Magazine’s 100 Foods You Must Eat in 100 Counties. In 2016,...

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