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Triangle Chefs Will Compete in The NCRLA Chef Showdown Competition in Charlotte

No one person from the Triangle has ever brought home the coveted titles of Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year or Mixologist of the Year, but maybe this is the year and third time's the charm? In 2016, Tim VanBeek of Durham's Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club won People’s Choice Mixologist. Nobody else since has gotten their hands on any of the coveted titles. This is the first time the main NCRLA Chef Showdown event...

A Visit to a North Carolina FC Soccer Game in Cary is Fun For The Entire Family

It’s no secret that with the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ comes all the die-hard fans waking up at ungodly hours just to watch the internationally-played sport at its televised live play time, wherever it may be held. Known in Europe as “football,” soccer has professional and club leagues, which locally includes the North Carolina Football Club (NCFC). Formerly known as the RailHawks, the NC soccer team debuted its first game in 2007 in what is now the WakeMed Soccer Park...

It’s Game On! Raleigh Pro League Returns For a Fun & Exciting 2018 Tennis Season

Entering the 6th year, the 2018 Raleigh Pro League is gearing up for its best season yet. As the only professional prize money tennis league in the Triangle area, sports fans and tennis enthusiasts will be treated to the most fun and exciting tennis competition around. This year the team-oriented league has expanded to 6 teams with a good mix of returning and new players consisting of local tennis teaching professionals, former ATP tour, NCAA, and Davis Cup players,...

Fun Local Family Friendly Experiences in Wake Forest

As Triangle area towns continually develop, invest, and plan for more amenities to attract families, children, and multi-generational households, there is now more to do than ever before. So pack your car, get out of your comfort zone, try something new, and savor the moments with your family and loved ones this Summer. Below are some fun local family-friendly experiences in the charming town of Wake Forest, located immediately to the north of Raleigh. Renaissance Centre for the Arts Situated in the...

New Raleigh Restaurants Shine at Thrive NC!

The month of May was definitely a memorable one that won't soon be forgotten for the local foodie scene here in Downtown Raleigh. Thrive NC, a two-day foodie festival & community gathering event attended by thousands, held in the historic city market near Moore Square, presented a unique opportunity for new Raleigh restaurants to provide samples of their best dishes and to also get to know the community. With so many fantastic restaurants, bars, and breweries in the Raleigh...

Rex Charity Golf Tournament Takes Over TPC Wakefield Plantation in North Raleigh

Returning for its 31st year, the Rex Hospital Open will be held from May 31 - June 3 this year at the TPC Wakefield Plantation Country Club. The fun and family-friendly professional golf tournament features golfers from the Web.com Tour and has raised close to $9 million for patients in need, right here in our community. Considered the "path to the pros" its players compete to earn their PGA Tour card and their enthusiasm for the game and the...

Thrive Festival Showcases Local Food Scene & Importance of NC Culture

The goal of the inaugural Thrive NC event was to bring the community together through food, culture, and community. The event featured a 2-day festival featuring food and drink samples, cooking demonstrations by the area’s most popular chefs, and live music by well-established local musicians. Though the true draw was definitely the foodie festival, Thrive NC, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield, also featured a Summit, which brought food policy thought leaders and community leaders together to address nutrition...

Countdown is On! Local Rapper Ready To Drop His Debut Album “No Excuses”!!

Wake Forest, NC based Hip-Hop/Rap music artist Nance's debut album is only days away from being released. The name of the highly anticipated new studio album is "No Excuses" which features 12 songs, and it will be dropping this Friday, April 27 on iTunes. It has been over two years in the making. The 28 year old North Carolina native has the vibes and sound of Drake. The new album was produced by Fourth Shift, mix and mastered by Brett Scott, and...

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

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...

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XPA in Durham Offers Fun Interactive Activities For The Entire Family

Whether finding ways to occupy your kids’ time during the summer or cultivating a team-building opportunity for fellow staff, there is no shortage of activities for every skill level at Xtreme Park Adventures (XPA). From the newly-opened kid's gem mining zone, 26-obstacle ropes course and a couple escape rooms to the well-established paintball, airsoft...