If you're looking for a unique way to spend the weekend, we have just the thing - a trip to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. But you don't have to leave the ground for this rendezvous.More >> This weeks On the Road takes us to Rock Hill for a little serenity. Glencairn Garden is a place where nature comes alive and beauty is everywhere you turn.More >> This week's adventure takes us to one of the few remaining rural areas in Mecklenburg County.More >> We all know the North Carolina Mountains are beautiful year-round, even despite hosting colder temperatures. But for those of you who truly love winter and its cold temps, there's something extra special coming up just for you.More >> The McGuire Nuclear Plant's Energy Explorium offers a hands on interactive display of nuclear demonstrations, energy exhibits and even a tour of McGuire Nuclear Station.More >> Established in 1883, the Mast General Store carries most everything you'd need for life in the past century and most of this one.More >> BOONE, NC (WBTV) - If you're a fan of the arts, you don't always have to fight the traffic in uptown Charlotte. The High Country also offers a wide-range of artistic shows and events. The PerformingMore >> It's the not same as the one in Charlotte although the North CArolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame often gets confused with the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Downtown Charlotte.More >> Winter weather has finally arrived in the Carolinas, and what better way to celebrate then to ski on Beech Mountain?More >> The shrieks and screams of delighted children can be heard as soon as you walk into Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville.More >> Boone is a booming mountain city that makes a perfect destination during the holidays.
The holidays are magical in the village of Blowing Rock. It's the perfect place to get your Christmas tree at a local farm, and then find everything you need to go under it at the many shops and outlets in Blowing Rock. More >> If you're in the market for a new car or maybe you just want to browse, the Charlotte Auto Show is the place to be this weekend.More >> Thanksgiving is still a week away, but a lot of us all already thinking about Christmas and all the wonderful things that come with it, including time with family, church celebrations, good food and of course - the gifts.More >> If you're looking for something unique to do this weekend, swing over to the Carolina's Aviation Museum near the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.More >> If you love wildlife, especially birds of prey, then the Carolina Raptor Center is a trip worth taking.More >> WBTV Meteorologist Kelly Franson spoke with the folks at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC.More >> Imagine... a Different Destination! Art, antiques, heritage music and Ashe County cheese.
Stepping down into the entrance tunnel to the Reed Gold Mine, is like stepping back into time.More >> Join us in Wilkesboro for the Candlelight Ghost Tour.More >> Step back into time and see just how the very first residents of Charlotte arrived in a covered wagon. See the oldest structure still standing in Charlotte.More >> If you're weekend plans include some sort of escape from reality, then the Carolina Renaissance Festival is a good place to start.More >> During the month of October, Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a spooky (but family-friendly) Halloween experience with the Ghost Train when night falls.More >> A wonder-filled haven for escape, exploration and making family memories.More >> A group in Burke County is keeping the railroad tradition alive with a display you just have to see.More >> It's a southern classic that fills the menus of many Charlotte restaurants. Al Conklin and I visited three of the best chicken places in town to bring you the best flavor for your buck.More >> "I love it, it's handy, it's convenient, it's just a nice place to come," Charlotte resident, Joann Hawkins said. Tis the season for bright, colorful produce, and no one displays it better than the Charlotte Farmers Market.More >> One local Tea Room is delivering exquisite European flavor to the small town of Monroe. "I lived in Europe for many years so I know good pastries and the old baking styles and Marie's got it down," Wiggins said.More >> Baseball season is in full swing, and the Kannapolis Intimidators are hustling to become the best team in the league.More >> From tiny larvae to flying beauty, one North Carolina farm delivers an in your face experience, with one of nature's most beautiful insects.More >> CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - "It is an intense workout. You get cardio, strength training and stretch," said Jule Barnitt. "It's always changing, there's lots of variety." Jazzercise has been around for moreMore >> Art and music come together the first Friday of each month at the Bechtler Museum uptown. "Our jazz is the very best," said John Boyner.More >> This season, the Charlotte Symphony is making a big noise in the community, offering cheap tickets and fun family entertainment.More >> Saint Patrick's Day has come and gone, but Charlotte isn't quite done celebrating yet.
By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - History, art, and nature are now available to you, free of charge, the first full weekend of each month. "People are really looking at things they canMore >> As spring rolls in, the floor is rolled out to get ready for the Charlotte Roller Girls first bout of the season. "It's amazing, it's really cool," said rookie, Lisa Pearce, who works at Banks of America by day as a computer programmer.More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - After finding this diamond in the rough, I was determined to know what Jewelology means. I searched dictionary.com for a clue, and nothing popped up.More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Black and white, short and tall-- differences in humans seem obvious to the eye, but Discovery Place is setting out to break those stereotypical boundaries. "WhatMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The buzz on the street is that Petit Philippe offers some of the freshest chocolate and wine in the Queen City. "This is definitely not your groceryMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email RONDA, NC (WBTV) - This time of year the grapes are dormant, but one Yadkin Valley winery is still serving up plenty of Carolina wine. "We have it all. We have the view,More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - "This is neat, I love this place, I mean the location is great, the setting in this old house is beautiful," said Roy Tam a visitor at Dish it Out, whichMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Restaurants all over Charlotte are gearing up for the Queen's Feast and this month there's no shortage of choices. "It's a gastronomic stimulus package,"More >> This time of year you will see plenty of white. It is on the trees, the streets, and the buildings.More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It has all of the makings of a typical gym, but members say their recreation facility offers an non intimidating place to get in shape. "It's just funMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Each month hundreds fill the pews of a local church to see musicians from all over the country, without spending a cent. Charlotte Chamber Music bringsMore >> One Kannapolis theater is gearing up for the rush of movie goers this holiday weekend, and the prices are downright cheap.More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Bright lights, colorful costumes, and magical creatures are bringing the story of The Nutcracker to life this weekend in Charlotte. "Absolutely fabulous...More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email ASHEVILLE, NC (WBTV) - It is a Gingerbread Christmas at the Grove Park Inn, and thousands of visitors are taking notice. "This is definitely the place to be, not only dozensMore >> This week Christmas came alive at the Billy Graham Library. The event will be open for visitors until December 23, 2010.More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email VALE, NC (WBTV) - It's hard to feel anything but festive as you drive onto Christmas Tree Lane. There, Henry Helms and his staff are busy preparing for the rush of the holidayMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - "If you're in the market for the new car, if you're not, you can keep up with the new vehicles and the new technology and kind of escape, " said a FordMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - With the drop of a puck and the slap of a stick, the Charlotte Checkers battled the Hershey Bears in their seventh home game of the season. Fans ofMore >> Metrolina's Fall Classic is one of the largest antique shows on the east coast, and it is coming to Charlotte this weekend. Merrin Lowe was one of the first to check it out.More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Most of us walk the streets of uptown Charlotte without thinking of the stories and the history behind the façade. This season brings an interest inMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - This week I traveled to Huntersville for the 16th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival. "You've heard about it. You're hearing about it. People talkMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - They have small ones, big ones, orange ones, and green ones, and they are in peak picking condition right now. "This is our biggest month. This is theMore >> Seven years ago it was a distant vision, a hope of re-installing ancient art into the Queen City. Today, the Mint Museum will open it's doors for the first time on South Tryon Street.More >> The tents are up, the artists are in, and the weather is right. Volunteers have been busy preparing for one of Charlotte's favorite festivals.More >> When you first step foot in NoDa, it's hard to miss the art that surrounds you. Colorful buildings, murals, and paintings jump out at you as if to say "welcome."More >> September kicks off National Apple Month, and to celebrate I visited Windy Hill Orchard, in York, SC, for some lip smacking fun.More >> It's a maze made out of maize, and it's opening this weekend at Rural Hill.More >> When Rhoda Waters had to decide where to take her daycare on a field trip, the answer was easy.More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email It's only not actually that old, but the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is already a huge hit. "It's close, convenient, and the beer is wonderful," said Russell Hodge, a regular. OldeMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - North Carolina is home to the world's largest handmade cookie facility. This week I took a trip to Clemmons, North Carolina to meet the woman behindMore >> "Very Good... Excellent... Very Very Good." Those are the words Judy Miller used to describe the new pirate exhibition at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia.More >> Just down the road in York, South Carolina, lies a little gem known for it's seasonal fruits and veggies. This weeks travels led me on a quest to find the perfect peach. Ben Smith and his wife, Merywn, own the Peach Tree Orchard just off Filbert Highway.More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email It's only natural that morning news anchor and fashionista, Christine Nelson chose a shopping adventure for her pick. This week we headed south of the border to Gaffney toMore >> This week we spent a day at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville. This nature reserve provides a safe haven for six to eight hundred injured birds each year.More >> If you're looking for an inexpensive day trip, look no further than Rowan County. This adventure cost less than $10. I traveled to the North Carolina Transportation Museum, which was once the Southern Railway Company's largest steam locomotive servicing facility. This 57-acre museum is home to wagons, wings, wheels, and trains.More >> As the countdown to Easter nears, rabbit sales continue to rise. I traveled to Gastonia this week to visit the most diverse rabbitry in the state.More >> This week I experienced a North Carolina style safari at the Lazy 5 Ranch in Mooresville. Lazy 5 is home to more than a hundred breeds of animals, some of which are pretty rare. You can go through in your own car or climb on board a wagon. We chose the wagon, and had an exhilarating adventure.More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Spring has sprung and what better way to enjoy the colors than to take a short ride to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, in Belmont. Kara Newport,More >> Movie buffs, we've got a trip for you. This week's pick takes us to the town of Albemarle. David Robertson owns the Badin Road Drive-in who says his place very different from most places you may go to see a movie. Movie buffs, we've got a trip for you. This week's pick takes us to the town of Albemarle.More >> Dig deep in North Carolina's soil and you'll find treasures buried below. This week I took a trip to Hiddenite to visit the country's only public emerald mine. Hundreds flock to the Hiddenite Gem MineMore >> Attention connoisseurs! This week's voyage explores the world of wine, racing style. My mother and I took a special trip to Childress Vineyards in Lexington.More >> By Liz Horton - bio l email This week I traveled across the border to Ft. Mill South Carolina, to celebrate the season's most popular sport, and the areas most competitive team. Thousands of fans watchedMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email It's strawberry season, and one local patch is ready to be picked. The berries at the Hall Family Farm are ripe, red and juicy. This week I took a trip to the farm to try myMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE,NC (WBTV) - This week's travels led me to the town of Mt. Airy, NC. It is home to the largest open-faced granite quarry in the world, but thousands come for a differentMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - This week's spot comes highly recommended by meteorologist Al Conklin. He charged me to make the trek to Columbia, SC to see the palmetto state's numberMore >> By Liz Horton - bio l email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Take a walk along the cobblestone streets of this living history museum, and you'll travel back in time. Old Salem is truly authentic in sight, sound,More >> This week I climbed 3,200 feet up the mountain to beautiful West Jefferson, NC. This town is overflowing with things to do, perfect for travelers on a budget.More >>