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Greenville has transformed itself from a vacated textile town to one of the most vibrant, happening, and most-visited cities in the Southeast.

This is the same river route Lewis and Clark took 200 years ago, a 1,000-mile journey along the Columbia and Snake rivers and right up the musket of the American West.

An influx of funding will keep two young primates and their mothers at the NC Zoo, and bring three newcomers in the spring. Just two months ago, North Carolina's zoo was ready to send its youngest gorillas, Bomassa and Apollo, and their mothers away, along with an unrelated female.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia has a fifth straight year with attendance of more than 1 million people.

When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

The National Park Service says the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received more than 9,000,000 visitors in 2013 who spent more than $734 million in communities near the park.

Parking at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is always bewildering; especially these days, ...

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At Superman's birthplace... in Cleveland

Barcelona, Spain, is a seaside city to savor, with fresh markets, great Catalan food and culture.

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Travel Better With Bob Taylor
Several of the largest and most picturesque cascades in North Carolina can be seen at DuPont State Forest, a 10,400-acre tract that straddles the Henderson/Transylvania county line southwest of Hendersonville.

The Observer's sister newspaper The Sun News of Myrtle Beach now has a travel site dedicated to everything you need to know about visiting the area: gotomyrtlebeach.com

Road Trips: Drive time in the Carolinas
Spring & summer guide to fun
N.C. Mountains
Asheville | Asheville events | Cherokee | Boone/Blowing Rock | Lake Lure/Chimney Rock | Bryson City | Mountain Adventures | Mountain Hikes
N.C. Piedmont
Charlotte area | Raleigh | Winston-Salem | Greensboro | Durham | Great Uwharrie Hiking | Piedmont Adventures
N.C. Coast
Outer Banks | Great Croatan Hikes | Wilmington | Morehead City/Beaufort | Coastal Adventures



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