If your New Year’s resolutions include communing with nature and getting in shape consider taking a winter hike at one of the state’s most beautiful spots. Hiking improves cardio-respiratory fitness, builds muscles and bone density and lowers your risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. It also helps fight off depression and insomnia. Hiking also burns up to 370 calories an hour and you can do it with the family. So get out there; explore nature’s quiet winter to calm your soul and improve your health.
RALEIGH A three-day weekend. The unofficial end to summer. A last call for beach trips and barbecues. For all the ways North Carolinians will celebrate Labor Day in 2016, little thought may be given […]
RALEIGH The N.C. General Assembly is weighing The Disaster Recovery Act of 2016 on Tuesday in a special legislative session called by Governor Pat McCrory. The measure was in the House appropriation committee on […]
RALEIGH — A three-judge panel on Monday approved so-called remedial maps drawn by the legislature after the same court ruled the prior maps to be an unconstitutional political gerrymander. Following the court’s first ruling, the […]