There & Back http://wfae.org en There And Back: Crowders Mountain And Kings Mountain http://wfae.org/post/there-and-back-crowders-mountain-and-kings-mountain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last summer we profiled attractions that you can visit as a day trip from the Charlotte region. The series was called “There and Back.” We are going to revisit that series each Wednesday for the rest of this summer.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;In this installment, we visit Crowders Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:56:57 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 28505 at http://wfae.org There And Back: Crowders Mountain And Kings Mountain There And Back: Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/there-and-back-charlotte <p>We’ve been on the road for the past couple of months here at WFAE. Our series “There And Back” has explored places you can visit as a day trip from Charlotte. So, for the last story in this summer series, we decided to stay right here in Charlotte.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 16:14:50 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 34424 at http://wfae.org There And Back: Charlotte There And Back: Anson County http://wfae.org/post/there-and-back-anson-county <p>Labor Day is on the horizon; the kids are getting ready to go back to school. In many parts of the state, the tourist season is winding down. That’s not the case in Anson County, less than 90 minutes east of uptown, where things are just getting started.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:31:46 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 33983 at http://wfae.org There And Back: Anson County There And Back: North Carolina Peach Country http://wfae.org/post/there-and-back-north-carolina-peach-country <p>Roadside peach stands are a regular sight along the highways in the North Carolina sandhills. They lure travelers in with colorful signs advertising peaches, produce and ice cream. And the peaches you can get at these stands are different from what you’d find in a grocery store. We visited an orchard in Montgomery County, the heart of North Carolina’s peach country, to find out why.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 15:57:55 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 33087 at http://wfae.org There And Back: North Carolina Peach Country There And Back: Museums In Gaston County http://wfae.org/post/there-and-back-museums-gaston-county <p>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> summer day trip series takes a trip to Gaston County, to the </span>Schiele<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Museum of Natural History and the Gaston County Museum of Art and History.</span></p><p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 13:54:22 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 32618 at http://wfae.org There And Back: Museums In Gaston County There And Back: Lexington, NC, Barbecue http://wfae.org/post/there-and-back-lexington-nc-barbecue <p>This summer, we're visiting places within a couple hours’ drive of Charlotte. In this installment,&nbsp;a trip to the self-proclaimed barbecue capital of the world, Lexington, North Carolina.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 14:51:31 +0000 Duncan McFadyen & Marshall Terry 32149 at http://wfae.org There And Back: Lexington, NC, Barbecue There And Back: Town Creek Indian Mound http://wfae.org/post/there-and-back-town-creek-indian-mound <p>Today, we're turning back to the very distant past: a state historic site in Mount&nbsp;Gilead&nbsp;that includes a reconstructed Native American village and burial site from more than 1,000 years ago.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:37:01 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 31686 at http://wfae.org There And Back: Town Creek Indian Mound There And Back: Saluda, N.C. http://wfae.org/post/there-and-back-saluda-nc <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">The town of </span>Saluda<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"> is about an hour and a half due west of Charlotte, and it’s been a popular getaway for more than a century now.</span></p><p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:53:16 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 31288 at http://wfae.org There And Back: Saluda, N.C. There And Back: Happy Zone At Plaza Fiesta http://wfae.org/post/there-and-back-happy-zone-plaza-fiesta <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most people know the first exit on I-77 in South Carolina as the </span>“Carowinds”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> exit, but just across the parking lot from the theme park is an </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">indoor</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> attraction all its own: the Happy Zone at Plaza Fiesta.</span></p><p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:48:02 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 30783 at http://wfae.org There And Back: Happy Zone At Plaza Fiesta There And Back: Love Valley, N.C. http://wfae.org/post/there-and-back-love-valley-nc <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">There are hundreds of small towns scattered across North Carolina, but none quite like Love Valley, population 91, about an hour north of Charlotte.</span></p><p></p><p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 16:22:14 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 30375 at http://wfae.org There And Back: Love Valley, N.C.