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October 13

appalachian trail yellowjacket nest + lost and found

Yellowjackets attacked us on a not-that-remote part of the Appalachian Trail yesterday at 5 PM, and had attacked others earlier. Should I tell someone? Also, if someone picked up my dropped glasses and hat, would they return them to some centralized lost and found? This is Nantahala Forest in NC, ~.5 mile N. of Tellico Gap. [more inside]
posted by amtho around Bryson City, NC at 4:57 AM - 4 answers has best

September 23

Visiting Raleigh, NC w/ 1 yr old, no car

Tagging along on my wife's business trip with our 1 year old daughter in a few weeks. Hotel is in Raleigh, and we won't have a car. Looking for suggestions on fun things to do with a child in town, with preference for public transportation and walking. [more inside]
posted by tslugmo around Raleigh, NC at 5:50 PM - 14 answers

August 5

Hiking or biking but not getting eaten by bears

I'm looking for a break from tech-life and have a friend who recently solo thru-biked the Colorado Trail. I'm on the east coast, but would love to do something similar. [more inside]
posted by tmcw around Shallotte, NC at 1:23 PM - 9 answers has best

July 3

NE to Outer Banks driving questions

Going to Nag's Head for a little family R&R. I haven't driven down there in 8 years and looking for some advice. Leaving from SE Mass area at 10PM on Friday and hope to get in around noon on Saturday. Taking 95 south through CT, 1st decision: GW or Tappan Zee? We will be hitting them around 1AM. After that the question is: I95 all the way around DC, or Rt 13 South through DE & MD? Has anyone made the trip lately or know of any major construction projects going on that would cause big delays? Normally I go the Rt13 but is there a problem with one of the bridges in DE? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
posted by mikedelic around Nags Head, NC at 3:05 PM - 9 answers has best

April 28

The best of Wilmington, NC for locals?

A good friend of mine is moving to Wilmington, NC for work this summer, and I want to send her off with a care package of gift certificates to some of the best stuff in the area. Can you help me locate some great resources? [more inside]
posted by theantikitty around Wilmington, NC at 3:58 PM - 4 answers

February 3

Kid-Friendly Breakfast Spots & Activities in Charlotte, North Carolina

I am meeting up with some friends in Charlotte who have a long layover there Saturday morning. I live just a couple of hours away but have not spent much time there. Can you recommend a good breakfast spot and/or places we could hang out for a few hours that would occupy the kids (ages 7-9) and also give us adults some time to chat?
posted by something something around Charlotte, NC at 11:34 AM - 6 answers has best

January 20

Tell me about North Carolina

Would you rather live outside of Greensboro or south of Asheville on the North/South Carolina border? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh around North Carolina at 2:28 PM - 23 answers

August 1, 2013

We Can and WILL Force the Hand of Amazing (East Coast Road Trip-Filter)

East Coast Road Trip-Filter: a friend is having a very rough year but is finally taking three days (Aug. 24th - 26th) for much-needed road trip. She may not get to take another one for a while, so we want to make the most of it. My question: what can you recommend within a ~400-mile radius of Philadelphia (places, activities, events, gatherings, WHATEVER) that might be mind-blowingly memorable? The kinda stuff that makes you blurt, "Holy CRAP, this is AMAZING!"... the kinda stuff she and I can enthusiastically reminisce about for years to come. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew around Shallotte, NC at 11:22 AM - 12 answers

June 5, 2013

Moving to Asheville in a few weeks; suggestions for Internet & mobile?

The questions similar to this are a few years old, so I thought I may ask this to see if there's any new info. I'm looking for suggestions for Internet & mobile providers in the Asheville area. [more inside]
posted by sutt around Asheville, NC at 2:22 PM - 9 answers

June 3, 2013

What outdoorsy activity should we do in Asheville, NC?

My wife and I are going to Asheville, NC this weekend. We plan to spend most of our time relaxing, shopping, eating out, and chilling at the spa (we're staying at the Grove Park Inn - best spa ever). We would like to plan one or two outdoorsy activities for one day - maybe 5 hours maximum. We need some advice on what to do and where to do it. [more inside]
posted by kdern around Asheville, NC at 7:22 PM - 13 answers has best

April 3, 2013

How to Spend a Weekend in Charlotte?

I'm going to be in Charlotte, NC for the weekend of April 21-22 in preparation for a conference. What fun things can I do there? [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes around Charlotte, NC at 3:20 PM - 12 answers has best

March 11, 2013

Boardwalk attractions in the Outer Banks?

The boardwalk on Rehoboth Beach, Del. is my idea of heaven: arcades, pizza places, and mini golf all within walking distance, and right on top of a beautiful beach. Is there anything like that (even at a smaller scale) in the Outer Banks? [more inside]
posted by wnissen around Kitty Hawk, NC at 6:40 PM - 7 answers

February 24, 2013

Do you know of a lifeguarded beach in North Carolina?

We're considering a family vacation at one of those mondo multi family homes at the shore in North Carolina, but would prefer a lifeguarded beach. Any suggestions? Thanks.
posted by hick57 around North Carolina at 12:36 PM - 6 answers

November 18, 2012

What to do without a car in Durham, NC in December?

What should I do during a 4-day trip to Durham? (Bonus: no car.) [more inside]
posted by melodykramer around Durham, NC at 8:10 PM - 6 answers

November 10, 2012

Watching the Atlanta Falcons in the OBX?

I'll be in the Outer Banks the weekend before Thanksgiving ... I'm assuming that local television comes from somewhere in NC and that I'll get Tampa Bay @ Carolina on the local FOX affiliate? Or are the local affiliates from Southeastern Virginia (which, I assume, would show Eagles-Redskins)? My real question is ... what are my chances of seeing the Cardinals-Falcons game? And is there any way to "find" the Falcons game online if there is no chance that it will be shown in the OBX? Are there any restaurants/bars in the OBX that might show lots of games?
posted by tmharris65 around North Carolina at 12:36 PM - 4 answers has best

November 2, 2012

Killing Time in Charlotte

How do I kill a few hours in Charlotte, NC on Sunday? [more inside]
posted by Dorinda around Charlotte, NC at 8:39 PM - 6 answers has best

October 29, 2012

How to get from the rental car office to the airport at OMG o'clock?

How can my partner drop off a rental car and get to the airport terminal when his flight boards almost before the rental office (and their shuttle to the airport) opens? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone around Morrisville, NC at 5:41 PM - 5 answers

October 4, 2012

Please help me organize my family reunion

I've somehow been tasked with organizing a family reunion for my HUGE family. There could be up to 75 people there if everyone comes with spouses/SOs and kids. I plan large events for work and have done travel events like this (bachelorette parties, ski weekends) for smaller groups, but this is a real challenge for a group this large. Advice? [more inside]
posted by deliciae around North Carolina at 5:08 PM - 6 answers has best

August 31, 2012

Overnight parking in the Outer Banks?

Where can I park my car for a week in the Outer Banks (Nags Head, NC)? [more inside]
posted by backupjesus around Nags Head, NC at 12:03 PM - 8 answers has best

August 25, 2012

What should we do in RDU? Days: two.

We are visiting Raleigh/Durham for a weekend to see if it's a good fit. What kinds of things should we do? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon around Raleigh, NC at 12:14 PM - 7 answers has best