Stories in AAA Carolinas GO Magazine

A Weekend in the Heart of North Carolina


In between North Carolina’s mountains and beaches is the heart of the state. It encompasses nine towns in Randolph County. Spend the weekend discovering what makes the Heart of North Carolina beat.

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Edenton: An Inner Banks Hidden Gem


Finding Edenton is like discovering your own corner of paradise. Tree-lined streets with beautiful homes compel guests to stop and marvel at the charm. Edenton overlooks Edenton Bay, part of the Inner Banks.

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Go Wild at One of These Carolina Zoos!


As a kid, we had all sorts of traditions to celebrate the holidays and seasons. Once a year, my mom drove us from Eastern Long Island to the Bronx Zoo, stopping in Queens to get my grandma. PHOTO: Southern Hook Photography

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High Adventure in Morganton, North Carolina


My favorite places to vacation are under-the-radar. They’re the small towns in between places tourists seem to flock. Quiet and serene, with history and pride among its residents — these are the destinations I seek out when I vacation. 

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A Tale of Two Cities: North Augusta and Augusta


Although the Savannah River separates North Augusta, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia, they work in tandem for a great day adventure or weekend getaway.

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Mint Museum Randolph: Behind the Exhibition


DiTerlizzi, 49, is a New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator. He’s known for his children’s books, Spiderwick Chronicles, Kenny & The Dragon and Wondla Trilogy. 

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