There And Back

The summer of 2013 we profiled attractions that you can visit as a day trip from the Charlotte region.

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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.  In this installment, we visit Crowders Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park.


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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.


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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.


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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.


The Schiele Museum

WFAE's summer day trip series takes a trip to Gaston County, to the Schiele Museum of Natural History and the Gaston County Museum of Art and History.


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This summer, we're visiting places within a couple hours’ drive of Charlotte. In this installment, a trip to the self-proclaimed barbecue capital of the world, Lexington, North Carolina.


There And Back: Town Creek Indian Mound

Jul 22, 2013
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Today, we're turning back to the very distant past: a state historic site in Mount Gilead that includes a reconstructed Native American village and burial site from more than 1,000 years ago.

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The town of Saluda is about an hour and a half due west of Charlotte, and it’s been a popular getaway for more than a century now.


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Most people know the first exit on I-77 in South Carolina as the “Carowinds” exit, but just across the parking lot from the theme park is an indoor attraction all its own: the Happy Zone at Plaza Fiesta.


Billy E. Barnes

There are hundreds of small towns scattered across North Carolina, but none quite like Love Valley, population 91, about an hour north of Charlotte.


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