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Your kids may be too young to watch the R-rated 1987 movie “Bull Durham” before a visit to Bull City, but they’ll still appreciate the sights and sounds of Durham. Restaurants, markets, and shops are within walking distance of the city’s hotels, and it’s just a two-hour drive (or three-hour Amtrak train ride) from Charlotte. PHOTO: SP Murray

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All In One: Resort Vacations for Charlotte Families in the Time of COVID

Remember when planning a summer vacation involved just a few simple decisions? Beach or mountains? Camping or hotel? Air travel or road trip? Now families need to research COVID-19 protocols, outdoor activities, and dining and transportation options before they commit to a trip.

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5 Great Road Trips for Charlotte Moms This Fall

Remember hopping in the car with your girlfriends for a long weekend? Maybe your memory goes as far back to pre-kids or pre-marriage or as recent as pre-COVID. Those were the good old days when life was simple and everyone was carefree.

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Inside RideAbility, an Equine-Assisted Therapy Program

Wendy Schonfeld fell in love with horses in the unlikeliest of places: New York City. At age 14, she took three buses to a city barn in The Bronx so she could ride a horse on a strip of land in the middle of a highway.

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Middle-School Students Learn to Advocate Through Extensions Program

When Trent Lose, 15, saw his middle-school friends at Randolph Middle School disappear from homeroom each morning, he was curious about where they were going. 

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How to Negotiate and Blend Family Customs for the Holidays

Every Christmas Eve, my husband and I discuss whether the presents from Santa should be wrapped. We’ve been together for so long, we’re not sure whose family tradition...

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Throwing Birthday Parties That Give Back

The anniversary of the birth of a child is a celebratory time. We gather friends and family to sing “Happy Birthday,” eat cake and play games. Then the long-awaited moment arrives, the birthday boy or girl opens...

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