Category: Location

24 May 2018

The top 10 summer date ideas in Greenville, South Carolina

When the time comes to plan your next date outing, it can sometimes be difficult to get out of your shell. After all, the dinner-and-a-movie routine is so familiar — and so easy! But there is much more to do in Greenville than sit in a crowded theater. We rounded up some of the best summertime date ideas in town, including something for every personality, taste and budget. So take advantage of the gorgeous weather and go explore Greenville with your sweetheart!   Go horseback riding at Black Horse Run Photo courtesy of Black Horse Run Located on the outskirts of Greenville County, Black Horse Run is a little piece of the Old West tucked away in a picturesque setting. You have the chance...
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11 May 2018

12 things to do over Memorial Day weekend in North Carolina’s Research Triangle

Memorial Day in the Triangle
Memorial Day Weekend is set aside for honoring our fallen heroes — those who gave their lives in service to our country. The holiday has been an American tradition for decades, and warrants a day off of work and school. Many consider the three-day weekend to be the unofficial start of summer (and the first respectable time to wear white pants, if you believe in that sort of thing). So naturally, there is typically an abundance of celebratory events held over the weekend! We gathered a list of 12 fun things to do in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill this Memorial Day. Have fun out there and don’t forget to pay your respects along the way.   You Are Here: Light,...
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6 May 2018

Top 12 best brunch locations in Charlotte

After a long week, nothing soothes the soul quite like brunch. This breakfast-meets-lunch feast allows you to enjoy perfectly poached eggs, fluffy biscuits, mimosas and more — all at the lazy hour of 11 am (or later). Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to catch up with friends and loved ones! Keep reading to see our picks for the top 12 best brunch locations in Charlotte.    Terrace Facebook | Instagram | Brunch Menu 4625 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 10 OR 14815 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 150 Breakfast is served all day at Terrace — and thank goodness for that because we can’t get enough of it! The menu reflects Southern charm and influence, but each dish is scratch-made with high quality ingredients. There’s...
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1 May 2018

Stronger than the Wind

You’ve heard the expression “If you need something done, ask a busy person.” Today, few people fit that description better than Allen Tate Realtors® – some of the busiest and most responsive people around. And where there’s a Tate, there’s a way. Especially when it comes to public education and improving the quality of life in local communities. On April 15, a tornado with 135 mph winds swept through east Greensboro, N.C. and left a 33-mile path of destruction, badly damaging homes and three elementary schools. Nearly 1,000 students who attended Erwin Montessori, Hampton Elementary and Peeler Open Elementary were suddenly without a school. Fortunately, because the storm hit on Sunday, the schools were empty. But there were nearly two months left in...
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27 Mar 2018

A foundation to ‘do life’

Anyone who has ever built a home knows that the first step is laying a solid foundation to support the rest of the structure. For someone experiencing homelessness, the same principle applies. While housing is the solution, supports must be in place to help a household become secure and stable. According to a point-in-time count conducted in January 2017, 574 people – nearly half of them women and children – were experiencing homelessness in Guilford County, N.C. The problem is widespread; more than 3,000 children in the public school system there have experienced homelessness or are at risk. Approximately 300 students at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro (as well as students at other area colleges) are “couch surfers” – constantly...
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1 Mar 2018

1st Choice Realty Joins Allen Tate Realtors® in South Carolina

Allen Tate RealtorsⓇ announced today that it has joined forces with 1st Choice Realty, Inc. in the mountain lakes region of Oconee County in the western Upstate of South Carolina. Allen Tate will acquire four 1st Choice Realty offices in Salem, Seneca and Fair Play, S.C. and a dedicated office for Melanie Fink & Associates, expanding the 60-year-old company’s Upstate reach to eight sales offices. Allen Tate Realtors® is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company, leading in listings and sales volume. With this announcement, the Allen Tate Companies will operate a total of 47 branches in the Charlotte, Triad and Research Triangle regions of North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina. Allen Tate will now operate offices at Lake Keowee-Seneca, Lake...
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25 Jan 2018

For the love of art

Art tells a story - a shared story between the artist, the art and the individual experiencing it. At the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, stories are created, nurtured and shared daily. Much like the artists it supports, VAE is a diverse hub for artists, a venue to advance artists' careers, and a voice to influence positive change for the creative community. It has been around for 38 years, but much has changed during those four decades, said Brandon Cordrey, an artist and former gallery manager who joined VAE Raleigh in 2013 and leads the organization as director. He's passionate about the organization's mission and the unique populations it serves. "Our first challenge is getting people to understand that we don't just serve...
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5 Dec 2017

7 ways to entertain your holiday guests

Would you guess that it was Benjamin Franklin who coined the old truism, “Fish and visitors stink after three days?” I was sure this popular expression was uttered after an exasperated newlywed hosted her in-laws for the first time, but regardless, if you’ve ever housed visitors for an extended time, I know you can relate to the truth Mr. Franklin speaks. So instead of dreading the thought of occupying friends and family this holiday season, here are seven ideas to combat the feeling of wanting to bang your head against the wall once day three rolls around. Holiday at the Garden Each year, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden transforms its grounds into a dazzling holiday wonderland. If 600,000 twinkling lights won’t make you forget you’re...
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16 Feb 2017

Experience Winston-Salem

With the bustling nightlife, historic charm and vibrant arts culture, it’s no surprise that Winston-Salem is ranked #37 on the US News and World Report’s list of 100 Best Places to Live in the US. Keep reading to find out our favorite things about this up-and-coming southern city and why we think it’s the place to be! Vibrant Art Community Winston-Salem is often called The City of the Arts, and its residents take the nickname very seriously. Whether you live in or are just visiting the city, you’ll find a variety of studios, residences and businesses displaying and selling arts ranging from paintings to pottery to textiles. Join in a gallery hop the first Friday of every month, as well as regional...
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27 Jan 2017

#FBF Before closing, don’t do these 5 things

You’re approved! The contract is signed on the house, the closing date is set and you are ready to go! But hold on. Don’t go buying new appliances for the new house or a new car for the new commute just yet! Why? Because your credit is monitored right up to the day you sign the contract. Lenders will question any big transaction or change in financial status until you have the keys in hand. So be aware that not only is a credit check run when you apply for a mortgage, but another is run just before you close. So avoid these 5 things before closing on your home—or risk losing it before it’s even yours! Don't change your job status. Banks...
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