Carrboro, North Carolina

Carr Mill Mall, in the heart of Carrboro, NC, was named for Julian Carr. The mall was a former cotton mill. Carr bought it in 1914, donated electricity to the community, and in honor and thanks the town changed its name from West End to Carrboro. But it’s not all good — in the Jim Crow era, Carr […]

Venetian Magic

By Jacqueline Harmon Butler When Susan’s boyfriend cancels his plans to visit Italy with her, she is devastated. On impulse, she decides to visit Venice. Through a simple quirk of fate, she meets an older woman in the lobby of the Hotel Daniele who makes her an incredible offer. Thus, begins an adventure filled with […]

Get Out and Give Back

For those of us who call Orange County home – and there are a lot of us, from natives and transplants to students and retirees – it’s time to take stock of how much our community has done for us and to think about how we can give back during this critical economic recession. Chapel […]

Main Streets across Arkansas continue to serve as community cores

Main streets represent the heart and core of communities. Every community and commercial district has its own distinct sense of place and heritage that it shares. “Our small businesses positively impact our communities in so many ways,” said Greg Phillips, Director of Main Street Arkansas. “They are the unique businesses that differentiate our communities from […]

Investment club enjoys a successful meeting on Mount Magazine

In late January, before COVID-19 hit, the Eden Isle Blue Chip Investment Club blocked rooms and booked a trip to Mount Magazine State Park near Paris for its June 2020 meeting.  Fast forward to the trip dates of June 12-13 and the club, consisting of members mostly 65 years of age and older, had a […]

2020 September Featured Journalist: Lisa Loucks Christenson

Lisa Loucks Christenson is a national award-winning and #1 international bestselling author, photographer, and illustrator. Her work is licensed and published through various media outlets, and her books and exhibits are featured in her stores, and throughout her publishing network. What got you into travel writing? My dad worked for IBM and brought me with […]

2020 September Featured Destination: ENroute Communications

ENroute Communications is a travel and tourism boutique agency headquartered in New York, specializing in public relations, marketing and destination representation in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Winner of the North American Excellence Awards “Newcommer Agency of the Year 2015″. Photo from our last press trip to the Tequila Fields of Jalisco with Viva […]

September ‘Discover Arkansas’ Now Online

The September edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State.  If you’re in the mood for fall road trips, pumpkins, and scenic waterfront views, this month’s issue was curated just for you! Load up the car and […]

Increasing Number of Visitors Focus for State Park Staff

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – An increase in visitors at several state parks has prompted park officials to remind the public that COVID-19 restrictions remain in place and will be enforced. Pinnacle Mountain, Petit Jean, and Devil’s Den State Parks have all experienced similar rule infractions recently.  “We only allow visitors to park in the parking lot […]

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