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Play a round at Albemarle Plantation or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
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Benson (13.85 mile)
June 20 , June 21
The oldest Southern gospel convention in the nation includes three days of gospel music.
Smithfield (17.95 mile)
May 2 - 3
Fun for the entire family, the Ham & Yam Festival honors Smithfield’s agricultural history.
Mount Olive (16.79 mile)
The 2014 NC Pickle Festival brings back its Pickle Pete’s Pinot! To celebrate, the Ribeyes Pickle Party on the Patio Wine Tasting will be held in downtown Mount Olive.
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Newton Grove (4.50 mile)
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Benson (7.33 mile)
Located on HWY 50 South, 7 miles from Benson in Johnston County. Great Southern Cooking!! Catering available.
Benson (10.14 mile)
Barbecue, Southern / Home Cooking
White Swan Bar-B-Q features award winning genuine Eastern North Carolina pork barbecue. Made from a 50 year old secret recipe.
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Four Oaks (10.14 mile)
21 full hook-up sites with water, sewer, land-line phone lines. Open year-round. Located off I-95, Exit 90
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53 room motel conveniently located on I-95, Exit 90 in Four Oaks. Just minutes from Benson and Smithfield.
Godwin (12.80 mile)
Located on a 300-acre working farm in the quiet countryside of northern Sampson County, the guest house is a renovated 100-year old, two-bedroom house in a private woodland setting.
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