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Meet the Tar Heel Traveler

Scott Mason, who joined the WRAL family as the Tar Heel Traveler in 1997, is the winner of more than 100 journalism awards and the author of several Tar Heel Traveler books.

"I love traveling the back roads of North Carolina," said Mason. "What an amazing state to explore, full of so many fascinating sights and colorful people. I also love to eat! Hot dogs, hamburgers, biscuits, barbecue, donuts, and ice cream—nothing’s better than enjoying a scrumptious treat and warm fellowship in old-timey landmarks with faded awnings and creaky floors."

Tar Heel Traveler stories are peppered with dialogue, descriptive detail and beautiful photography. Above all, they celebrate North Carolina and its wonderful history. Watch the Tar Heel Traveler Monday through Thursday on WRAL News at 5:55 p.m.

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