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21 A&Ps and CVBs Receive $3.5M in Grants
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 06:04 PM

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism announced today 21 Advertising and Promotion Commissions and Convention and Visitor Bureaus received more than $3.5 million in grants supported by funding from the federal CARES Act.  

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The Carolina Inn
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Written by Chapel Hill   
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 02:52 PM

The Carolina Inn, a colonial-revival-style structure on the western rim of the UNC campus in the heart of Chapel Hill, is the sort of place people go to celebrate the important milestones, the moments we tend to measure the rest of our lives by. One step onto those floors – with their signature black and white terrazzo surface – and you know you’ve entered a charmed and storied place. 

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America’s State Parks Recognizes Arkansas Parks and Recreation Foundation
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Written by Arkansas State Parks   
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 02:34 PM

Foundation Awarded Statewide President’s Award for Arkansas State Parks Monument Trails

(RALEIGH, N.C.) – A national organization dedicated to supporting and promoting state parks has recognized distinguished people, projects, and programs across the country for extraordinary achievements in managing state park systems. The awards were presented at the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) annual conference “Relevance & Essential Service in America's State Parks,” December 9-10, 2020.  The conference of parks and recreation professionals was held virtually this year to share best practices in park management. 

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Food Loves Us Here so Let Us Love it Back
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Written by Chapel Hill   
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 12:00 AM

When I relocated to North Carolina fifteen years ago, I was excited about many things, but food topped the list. As a Midwestern girl I had my fill of delicious homespun hot dishes for every occasion and a pantry full of cream of mushroom soup to make the casseroles even more hearty. Real Southern food, though, was still a mystery to me. 

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Kick-off 2021 with a Hike at an Arkansas State Park
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Written by Arkansas State Parks   
Monday, December 21, 2020 01:09 PM

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – In all 50 states, hikers in America’s State Parks will kick off the new year with healthy, fun, outdoor experiences as part of the annual First Day Hikes event. This year for First Day Hikes, the State Parks of Arkansas will not offer guided hikes at any location. However, self-guided walks and hikes are encouraged on the “First Weekend,” on January 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

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Don’t miss the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 03:21 PM
The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights continues now through the end of the year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season. Towns across The Natural State are taking part with events and activities modified to adhere to social distancing requirements. Displays in many locations will be lit into the new year, offering a fun way to hit the road and spend time with friends and family in a safe way. 
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North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail
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Written by Chapel Hill   
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 03:03 PM

The North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) is 1,175 miles long (that’s the distance from Portland, Maine to Atlanta). It runs from Clingmans Dome on the Tennessee border all the way to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks, ending on top of whatever sand dune happens to be the tallest that day. 

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BRANSON/LAKES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND CVB WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT/CEO
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Written by Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau   
Monday, December 14, 2020 02:18 PM

Tim Scott, Community Bank President, The Bank of Missouri, and Chairman of the Board, Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB, is pleased to announce that Jason Outman will be joining the Chamber/CVB organization as the new President/CEO. 

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Holiday meals to-go in North Little Rock
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Written by North Little Rock   
Friday, December 11, 2020 12:00 AM

We're going to leave the cooking to the experts like Cypress Social, Brood & Barley, Lindsey's BBQ & Hospitality House and Simmons Bank Arena.

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