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Ski Season Is About To Begin In North Carolina

Ready to hit the slopes? It's time to get your puffy coats and snow pants down from the attic, load the kids in the Suburban, and wind your way up into the mountains. Ski season is about to begin in North Carolina. Whether you're a skier or snow tuber, you'll find lots of fun hills…

High-Tech Alternative To Puppy Is Amazing

Do you have a child who desperately wants a puppy for Christmas? There's nothing cuter than a child's face lighting up at the sight of a little four-legged fuzz ball under the tree. But that kind of gift comes with a lot of responsibility. Who's going to feed, walk, and clean up after it? Unless…

Drive-In Christmas Movies Return To Concord

I feel like I missed out on a common experience of growing up in America. My parents never took me and my sister to drive-in movies. I don't why. Maybe they were worried we would spill snacks and soda on the upholstery. But isn't that part of the whole deal? In any case, I've been…

Top 10 Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Meals

I love Thanksgiving. It's the best holiday of all. Think about it: No pressure to buy presents, a chance to catch up with family and friends, sports on TV, and lots of great food. Oh, and then there are the leftovers. I always buy biggest bird we can fit in the oven for that very…

Blockbuster Video Still Exists...Mostly In Alaska

Do you ever long for the days when you would go to your local video store, say, Blockbuster, and browse the racks of VHS tapes and DVDs for the perfect movie night selection and grab some Twizzlers on your way out? Good luck finding a Blockbuster. In Charlotte, your choices for renting a physical piece…

Running: We're Doing It Wrong

I'm seriously considering signing up for the Egg Nog Jog. It's a 5K run through the famous Speedway Christmas Lightshow at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 18th. It might actually be more fun than driving through it. The only problem is that I've been slack about my fitness lately and I haven't run a…

Best Used Car Commercial Ever

Buying a used car is always a gamble. Unless you're a seasoned auto mechanic, you don't really know what you're getting yourself into. Buying a used car on eBay seems like an even riskier proposition. But something about this particular car commercial makes me think it might be okay to take a chance just this…

Need Holiday Cash? Check Your Attic For Vintage Toys!

Vintage toys and games are hot right now. A quick search on eBay shows that you can make hundreds or thousands of dollars for items in good condition. If those toys and games are still sealed in their original packaging, your payday could be even better! Here are some treasures to keep an eye out…

Top 10 Can't-Miss Thanksgiving Sides

Turkey on Thanksgiving Day is a given. Some families, including mine, add another meat to the mix. In our case, it's a spiral-sliced ham. The proteins are the easy part of planning a Thanksgiving menu. Finding great recipes is not a problem either. The real dilemma is which sides to serve. Here are ten popular…

Taking Sides: Fried Chicken

Mel and I agree about a lot of things, especially when it comes to food, but there's one thing on which we don't see eye to eye. Or belly to belly. Her go-to fast food fried chicken chain is Chick-Fil-A. That's right, the Gastonia girl bows down to the bland bird from Atlanta. Shameful. On…