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Five highly anticipated — and bizarre — State Fair foods

A concession stand at the fair.
A concession stand at the North Carolina State Fair. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The North Carolina State Fair revealed its list of new food items that will be available to order this year.

It has us mentally gauging how much food we truly could consume on a one-day trip to one of our state's great traditions.

Four takeaways from a first-time visit to the NC Symphony

Zach's phone was put away during the performance. Photo courtesy of the N.C. Symphony

Zach here. I attended my first North Carolina Symphony concert last week at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill — Carlos Miguel Prieto's first performance as music director designate.

Here are four takeaways.

Play our neighborhood drawing game

Illustration: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Have you ever quibbled with friends over where Five Points ends and Hayes Barton begins? Think you know Raleigh better than other Axios readers? Now you can prove it.

Our visual storytelling team at Axios came up with a game in which you can draw what you think are the boundaries for your local neighborhoods and compare your answers to those of other Axios readers.

Zachery Eanes
Sep 23, 2022 - News

24 hours in Chapel Hill

Photo illustration of the sun and moon transitioning over the Chapel Hill skyline.
Photo illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios. Photo: Town of Chapel Hill

Heading to Chapel Hill and don't know where to start? Here's what we recommend for a day trip.

Where to stay: Chapel Hill has a lot of options — unless it's parent's weekend, move-in weekend or graduation day at UNC.

9 must-do fall activities in and around Raleigh

views from the virginia creeper bike trail
Virginia Creeper Trail Photo: Brianna Crane/Axios

We can already hear our sweaters and flannels begging to be released from the closet, which means it's time to work on your fall bucket list. Here are some ideas to get you started.

1. Go apple picking

Apple picking season is in full swing in the Carolinas. Here are some spots worth the drive from Raleigh.

Where to eat, play and stay in Black Mountain, 4 hours from Raleigh

Trees viewed from Max Patch, a bald mountain that is a favorite camping spot for those hiking the Appalachian Trail, are beginning to turn color on October 8, 2015 near Hot Springs, North Carolina.
Photo: George Rose/Getty Images

Just 16 miles east of Asheville, Black Mountain is the ideal spot to go if you're trying to have a more secluded vacation in Western NC.

Here's what to do and where to eat/drink and stay.

Raleigh arts preview: 4 best things to do this fall

A bluegrass band plays under blue stage lights.
The International Bluegrass Music Association Festival returns to downtown Raleigh on Sept. 30 to Oct 1. Photo courtesy of Rob Laughter/Visit Raleigh

Fall is near, which also means the return of outdoor festivals which won't leave you sunburnt and sweating (hopefully).

Here's our fall arts preview guide.

Definitive guide to a weekend visiting Wilmington

wilmington riverwalk downtown
Photo: Brianna Crane/Axios

With a buzzing food scene and beautiful beaches just two hours from Raleigh, Wilmington is worthy of a roadtrip.

Of note: Since Wilmington is my hometown, I might be just a little biased.


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