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Best time to see fall colors in NC: Boone, Asheville fall colors | WRAL.com

Looking at fall colors in NC, temperature impacts can vary the colors we see on trees.


Posted 8:13 a.m. 9/14/2022 — Updated 11:48 a.m. 9/14/2022

From article…

There are signs fall colors in NC will soon arrive. From crisp morning temperatures in the 50s to cinnamon sticks in the front of local grocery stores, we are gearing up for a season known for admirable temperatures.

However, on average, fall temperatures have gone up by 2.7 degrees across the United States since 1970, according to data from Climate Central. A hotter than normal fall day could lead to changes in when we see leaves change colors.

Between 1970 and 2021, we have seen an average of 10 warmer fall days in Raleigh. In Asheville, we have seen five warmer fall days.

Source: https://www.wral.com/best-time-to-see-fall-colors-in-nc-boone-asheville-fall-colors/20465156/

Top 10 US beaches for 2022 from ‘Dr. Beach’ | CNN Travel

By Marnie Hunter, CNN, Updated 25th May 2022

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(CNN) — A wild expanse on North Carolina’s Outer Banks has earned the top spot on an annual list of America’s best beaches.

Ocracoke Island’s Lifeguarded Beach is the No. 1 stretch of sand for 2022, according to coastal scientist Stephen Leatherman, also known as “Dr. Beach.”

Leatherman, a professor and director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University, has been ranking America’s best beaches since 1991.

He uses 50 criteria to evaluate 650 public beaches in the US. The criteria include beach width, sand softness, water temperature and color, wildlife and more.

The Lifeguarded Beach on Ocracoke Island rose to No. 1 this year from its No. 3 ranking in 2021. The beach is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and is operated by the National Park Service.

“I like this area because it has the three things that you must have to make a great beach: clean sand, clean water and beach safety,” Leatherman told CNN Travel Wednesday morning from the shores of Ocracoke, where it was windy with a small surf.

Source: Top 10 US beaches for 2022 from ‘Dr. Beach’ | CNN Travel

North Carolina Tar Heels | History | College Basketball

By DrWeb, April 1, 2022

Well, we’re heading for a special Final Four in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. North Carolina faces off against Duke, their arch rival in the Final Four. Amazingly, these two blueblood teams have never met before in the Tournament’s history.

Here’s my video of slideshow and the show slides of it, so enjoy the game! Go Heels!

Video slideshow…

Center of the college basketball universe – North Carolina – Proclamation

Which is your favorite? Here are the styles of BBQ in the Carolinas FOX8 viewers prefer | myfox8.com

by: Dolan Reynolds, Posted: Sep 3, 2021 / 01:47 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 3, 2021 / 04:37 PM EDT

A plate with eastern North Carolina style pulled pork BBQ, mac and cheese, potato salad, and hushpuppies (Getty Images)

Which style of Carolina BBQ is the best?

It’s an endless debate among North Carolinians we’ve all had at some point whether we wanted to or not. You may have even gotten flashbacks to heated culinary arguments with friends or family members in the past just by reading the question.

We asked FOX8 viewers to tell us their favorite style of Carolina BBQ and maybe vent some of their strongest opinions in the process, and they certainly responded. Lexington-style came out on top with a little over 55 percent of the vote.

But Eastern-style still has its fair share of fans with around 36 percent of voters saying they prefer it.

Source: Which is your favorite? Here are the styles of BBQ in the Carolinas FOX8 viewers prefer | myfox8.com