North Carolina Aquariums- Dedicated to promoting awareness and conservation of North Carolina's aquatic environments. 3 locations: Roanoke Island, Pine Knoll Shores, and Fort Fisher. Admission is $6 for children ages 3-12, $7 for seniors, and $8 for adults.
Charlotte NC boasts many corporate headquarters, including Bank of America, Duke Energy, Sonic Automotive, SPX and Nucor. Lowe’s and Family Dollar are also headquartered locally. Charlotte ranks ninth nationally in number of Fortune 500 headquartered companies.
Tanglewood Park festival of lights (Clemmons, NC--Just outside of Winston-Salem). Annual drive-through holiday light show. $10.00 per family car Monday through Thursday, $15.00 per car Friday through Sunday.
It doesn't get much more Southern than butter pecan-flavored pound cake. This is a recipe my Mamaw used to make all the time and now it is on Our State's website. It uses a box mix so it is super-easy. Hope you enjoy!