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Jul 10, 2013, 13:47 ET Sweepstakes Features Vacations of a Lifetime

 The North Carolina Division of Tourism celebrates the launch of its revamped travel planning website,, with the "Beauty...

Apr 03, 2013, 11:00 ET

Top 7 Reasons to Toast North Carolina Beer Month

  Cheers! Inaugural NC Beer Month Has Begun Brewing a new tradition, North Carolina rings in spring with its inaugural Beer Month as a...

Mar 04, 2013, 11:00 ET
Celebrating the inaugural North Carolina Beer Month this April, the state toasts brewmasters and beer tourism experiences from the mountains to the coast. Learn more at  (PRNewsFoto/North Carolina Division of Tourism)

Inaugural North Carolina Beer Month Set for April 2013

 With the most breweries of any state south of Pennsylvania and east of Texas, North Carolina is truly the South's beer stronghold. To...

Sep 26, 2012, 13:03 ET
Known for its scenic byways, North Carolina provides the perfect backdrop for brilliant fall color viewing. Photo credit: - Bill Russ (Request a hi-res version via  (PRNewsFoto/North Carolina Division of Tourism, Bill Russ)

Nine Creative Ways to See North Carolina's Fall Colors

 With the arrival of fall, the leaves are beginning to shade North Carolina in hues of burgundy, burnt orange and golden yellow. Experience...

May 18, 2001, 01:00 ET

Tourism Division's Advertising Agency Chosen

RALEIGH, N.C., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- After an agency review earlier this month, Lynn Minges, executive director of the North Carolina Division...

Aug 18, 2000, 01:00 ET

North Carolina Sweeps National Tourism Awards; Clapp Wins State Tourism Director of the Year

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon W. Clapp, CTC, received State Tourism Director Of The Year from The National Council of State...

Aug 19, 1999, 01:00 ET

NC Releases 1998 Tourism Economic Impact Results; Total Spending Up Six Percent; Employment, Tax Revenues Increasing

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Domestic U.S. travelers spent $10.8 billion in North Carolina in 1998, a 6.3 percent increase over 1997....

May 26, 1999, 01:00 ET

North Carolina Ready to Welcome Memorial Day Travelers; Large Spring Turnout Anticipates Record Numbers for Summer Season

RALEIGH, N.C., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina expects Memorial Day visitors to kick off a busy summer travel season. Typically, the...

Oct 01, 1998, 01:00 ET

Pen Pals Begin Exchanging Lessons In NC History, Culture

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,400 North Carolina fourth-graders have signed up to participate in a Pen Pal Program designed...

Aug 31, 1998, 01:00 ET

After Hurricane Bonnie, North Carolina's Coast is Back in Business!

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- After cleaning up sand and limited storm debris from Hurricane Bonnie, the North Carolina coast is back...

Jul 16, 1998, 01:00 ET

NC Tourism Director Elected To National Industry Board

RALEIGH, N.C., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- At this week's annual meeting of the National Council of State Tourism Directors in Palm Springs,...

Jul 16, 1998, 01:00 ET

North Carolina Advertising Wins Top Tourism Awards

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's state tourism directors today awarded best print advertising campaign and best...

May 14, 1998, 01:00 ET

North Carolina Ranks In Summer `Travelometer' For First Time

RALEIGH, N.C., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) and AAA released its annual Summer Travel Forecast today...

Oct 13, 1997, 01:00 ET

North Carolina Travel and Tourism Division COLORFALL FORECAST Week Four

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Travel and Tourism Division today released the following report: To obtain an...

Sep 29, 1997, 01:00 ET

North Carolina Travel and Tourism Division Fall Fishing Forecast

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Let's see what's happening in Raleigh, N.C. this week: Central Coast * On the piers of the...

Sep 29, 1997, 01:00 ET

North Carolina Travel and Tourism Division Colorfall Forecast

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- To obtain an up-to-date fall color report please call 800-VISIT NC (800-847-4862). A regional summary of...

Sep 23, 1997, 01:00 ET

North Carolina Travel and Tourism Division Colorfall Forecast

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina's mountains are dressing up for their annual fall show. This year's color scheme...

Sep 23, 1997, 01:00 ET

North Carolina Travel and Tourism Division Fall Fishing Forecast

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Grab your fishing rod and get to the North Carolina coast. Schools of game fish are just waiting for...

Sep 15, 1997, 01:00 ET

N.C. Travel and Tourism Division Fall Color Forecast Begins

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina's fall foliage and fishing forecasts will be available from the N.C. Department of...

Sep 12, 1997, 01:00 ET

Tourism's Importance Affirmed By Commerce Reorganization

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development has been formed from the merger of...

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