north carolina: Discount tickets for the North Carolina state fair now available! - 10/03/11 03:35 PM
Did you catch the article about the upcoming North Carolina State Fair in the News & Observer last week? The fair itself will be held at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh (right next to Cary!) from October 13 to 23. To make room for setup crews and the many vendors and attractions always found at this annual event, the popular flea market that sometimes operates on the fairgrounds has already been shuttered until November.
Follow the link to the News & Observer archive of the fair story for a list of the eleven locations now selling discount state fair tickets. With … (0 comments)

north carolina: Books, bookstores, and departures - 03/08/11 04:24 AM

The Borders bookstore in Cary, North Carolina is one of those scheduled to close because its parent company declared bankruptcy. I'm going to miss that place. It had long served as the unofficial king of a sunken parking lot next to Buck Jones Road, across from one of Cary's busier freeway onramps. (that's my California showing -- they don't call them "freeways" in the South). Like other stores of its kind, this Borders location welcomed browsers, chess players, laptop computer users, and anyone who wanted gourmet coffee to sip on while hunting down the latest fiction.
"Local interest" shelves were packed … (2 comments)

 
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