Tar Heel Tidbits

North Carolina facts, history, activities and more for the young (and young at heart)

See Some Lights (and Ride a Camel) at the Speedway Christmas

Charlotte Motor Speedway event runs through Dec. 31, 2017

Christmas Tree Traditions

Finding and cutting a fresh tree can be a beloved tradition

Run in Style at a Halloween Half Marathon

Competitors at Fayetteville’s Oct. 29 event run in costume

See the Stars at a New NC Observatory

The Burnsville site houses the largest public optical telescope in the state

Make a Solar Eclipse Projection Viewer

Get this DIY project ready for the Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse

Getting to Know: Ella Baker

Civil rights advocate and energetic crusader

A Good Read: Bulldozer Dreaming

An NC author gives kids insight into how bulldozers get ready for bed

See NC by Train (and a Discounted Fare)

Special $5 kids’ fares are available through August 2017

A Good Read: Wish

A skinny dog and a neighbor boy help a wish come true

Cat Museum Boasts 5,000+ Feline Curiosities

Wonders abound at the Sylva American Museum of the House Cat

The Great Carolina Fried Chicken Map

Plan ahead with a road map highlighting 300+ fried chicken spots

A Good Read: Goodnight, North Carolina

This little board book gives an early start to state pride

New Waterpark Opens in the Outer Banks

H2OBX is a new way to cool off in Powells Point