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Top 10 Stores In The USA

The hits just keep on coming for department stores. Not long after Macy's closed its Carolina Place location as part of a significant reduction in stores, JCPenney has announced that it will be shutting down 138 of its locations, including six in North Carolina.

Top 10 North Carolina Tourist Attractions

Spring break is just a few weeks away! What are you and your family going to do? If the lure of the open road is beckoning, but your bank account is pumping the brakes, you might want to stick closer to home for your next vacation.

Top 10 St. Patrick's Day Foods

St. Patrick's Day is next week (Fri., 3/17) so it's time to start planning your menu. You can skip the green bagels because there are some tasty traditional foods from the Emerald Isle that everyone, Irish or not, should try at least once. Click on any of the ten below for easy recipes: 10. Colcannon (Cabbage & Mashed Potatoes)…

Top 10 Spring Home And Garden Honey-Do Projects

We might see a few more chilly nights over the next couple of weeks, but it appears that winter is over. It may not have lasted long but even a little bit of freezing weather with snow and ice can take a toll on your house and yard. Before you head off to this year's…

10 Worst States For Singles

Happy Valentine's Day! Or not. Along with everything else that people are protesting these days, the "anti-Valentine's Day" movement has really picked up steam over the past few years.

10 Most Popular Cheeses

Guy Fieri is giving two local favorites their "Triple-D" debuts this week. Papi Queso, a gourmet grilled cheese food truck; and the sausage emporium known as JJ's Red Hots will both be in the Food Network spotlight at 9:00 PM on Friday, February 10th. The Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode is called “Swiss, Sandwiches and Sausage." That got me thinking about all of the options for grilled cheese…

Top 10 Most Popular Pastas In The World

Have you read the article on our website entitled 6 Healthy Food Swaps That Still Taste Great? It's good stuff but I have to take exception with one of the swaps: replacing pasta with zucchini noodles. I'm sorry, there's no replacement for pasta. From the time I could chew solid foods, I have been a pasta lover. My mother still…

Top 10 Broken New Year's Resolutions

You told yourself, and possibly others, that this is the year you're finally going to make some big changes in your life. And what better time to start than on January 1st? Well, we're a couple of weeks into 2017. How are you doing with your resolutions? I resolved to start swimming for fitness this year. The only…

Top 10 Restaurant Cities In America

Do you remember how we Charlotteans used to fret over whether or not we were a "world-class city?" We developed this terrible habit of comparing ourselves to bigger burgs like New York, Chicago, and our cosmopolitan cousin down the road, Atlanta.

Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations In 2017

Every December, the travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet gives us a list of the places they think are most worthy of a visit in the new year. It looks like a lot of people might be coming to North Carolina in 2017. With its picturesque location in the Blue Ridge Mountains; world-class restaurants and breweries; vibrant arts…