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Enjoy an authentic coastal experience on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, with waters of crystalline purity bordering sandy, sparkling beaches. From…
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Hickory (14.70 mile)
May 1 , May 2
The Mart’s most popular event, which takes place a few weeks after the wholesale market in High Point. One-of-a-kind market samples available for purchase.
Hickory (9.82 mile)
April 23 , April 24
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Come experience the most enjoyable and affordable family fun around at Crawdads Stadium, home to the Hickory Crawdads, the Single A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
Enjoy a great evening tasting and sipping local fare while listening to Ulysses Long. Tickets can be purchased at Hickory Elks Lodge, Hickory Wine Shop, Hops & Grapes and Stadium Box Office. .
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Morganton (7.54 mile)
Stylish coffeehouse located in the heart of downtown Morganton. Specialty drinks, sandwiches, and dessert. Upper Wine room opens at night with tapas menu.
Granite Falls (7.90 mile)
Funky southern gastropub restaurant, tasting room and brewery in the historic Granite Bottling Works (1903 - 1978) and Pepsi bottling plant.
Morganton (8.56 mile)
Right on the River. Dining inside or outside in the warmer months. Stroll down the River Walk (Greenway) before or after diner Take exit 105 off In...
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Connelly Springs (3.32 mile)
Bring your horse and camp near the Equestrian Barn! We also offer dedicated campsites or backcountry camping.
Morganton (5.08 mile)
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Morganton (5.74 mile)
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National chain hotel on Interstate 40, Exit 105.
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