The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina collected 243,000 pounds of food during 'can day' at the 2013 N.C. State Fair, according to numbers released Friday.
Bethanie Matheson, the winner of the State Fair's Karo "Sweet Treats for Sweethearts" contest, visited the WRAL Studio with her blue ribbon Hot Toddy Pecan Bars.
Gail Fuller won the 2013 Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Pie Baking Championship at the North Carolina State Fair with her recipe for Kiwi Summer Lemonade Pie.
At the Fair, there's uphill and there's downhill. Uphill there's the Dorton Arena, the Scott Building, tons of food vendors, exhibition halls, and Kiddieland. Downhill there's the new midway and (a different way) the old midway. Downhill and moving away from the main part of the Fair you have the Village of Yesteryear, Heritage Circle, and the flower and garden area.
All three of these areas tend to get short shrift. They're practically on your way out if you're leaving by Gate 8, they're a long way from the bright lights and the rides, and they're not noisy or flashy. But they're worth exploring. The garden area in particular has surprises every year.
One of the first things you'll notice when you enter the garden area this year is a little mini-golf course. This tiny three-hole course is a partnership between the Penn State Pesticide Education Program and the NC State Pesticide Safety Education Program. Play a little golf and learn about pesticides and insecticides...
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Just the Basics best weekly deals
Here's the weekly list of good sale prices for the basic grocery items at our various grocery and drug stores for this week including milk, meat, dairy, produce, bread, eggs and more. Please add any other great deals on basics that you find!
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Recipe: Pretzel chocolate treats
These holiday treats take just minutes to make.
Will you be searching for great Christmas light displays this weekend? Before you go, check this map.
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Winner of the Aviator Brewery Company tour!
The winner of the Aviator Brewery Company tour is.......
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