AAA Carolinas GO Magazine

Member Spotlight: Richard Childress

Former NASCAR driver Richard Childress bought an old taxicab for $20 when he was just 17 years old. It would be his first step toward 76 top-10 finishes in 285 races. PHOTO: Visit Lexington, NC

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Member Spotlight: Patrick Diamond

JA week after AAA Members Judith and Patrick Diamond married in 1973, they hopped on an airplane to Tanzania, Africa. They volunteered for one year through a Harvard University program. While there, they purchased local African carvings and paintings to give to family and friends when they returned.

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Member Spotlight: Noel Freidline

Jazz musician and AAA Member Noel Freidline has spent the last 30 years on the road traveling from one gig to the next. He sings and plays keyboard and piano – performing songs people know and enjoy throughout the Southeast and beyond. PHOTO: April Freidline

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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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