Flint Hill Vineyards

Located in West Bend, North Carolina, you will definitely want to break out a map to find this awesome winery in country. It’s found off the beaten path, in a little yellow house ( but surprisingly spacious inside) surrounded by a huge vineyard. You will fancy the decor both inside and out. And the wines, fabulous!!!

Take your pick from the many double gold medal winning wines found at Flint Hill Vineyards.

Flint Hill Vineyard

Flint Hill Vineyards weddingsNot only you will find top notch tasty wines at this NC winery but you will also find a restaurant with top quality dishes called the Century Kitchen Restaurant which brings in many great guest chefs, the variety of foods served here is outstanding.

Also a great place for weddings, look in the ”wedding” tab below. Oh and Flint Hill Vineyard is also featured on the Yadkin River Wine Trail. Click through the tabs below to learn a few specifics, if you need directions there’s also map at the bottom of the page that can handle this for you.

Wines

Flint Hill winery is a regular at the North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition. And they are also regulars at bringing home double gold medals for their wines. These are very good wines.

In total they presently offer a selection of 7 different wines.

Our Favorites in the tasting room.

Chambourcin - The color of this red wine is beautiful, the taste is pure excitement. Goes excellent with steaks.

Viognier - Exquisite and floral. Flavors of peach and apricot dance on the tongue. My absolute favorite at the winery.

Flint Hill Vineyard wines are sold at many, many different stores in there area, probably over 20 stores. Not many other wineries can claim this. This is a sign of high quality wines!!!

Food

There is a restaurant name the Century Kitchen here. But I do know it was under renovation at one point. If you plan to visit for wine plus dinning, you need to give the owners a call to make sure the restaurant is up and running: (336) 699-4455.

2153 Flint Hill Rd
East Bend, NC 27018

weddings

Since I have never attended a wedding at the Yadkin Valley Winery I can’t speak from experience. But I was lucky enough to be visiting when a thankful bride was visiting sharing her wedding pictures with the owner. If your interested in weddings here is a gallery of wedding pictures.

No matter the season stopping by this winery is completely charming experience! Located at 2153 Flint Hill Rd in East Bend, NC. On the map below all you need to do is click the red marker and enter your current address and you will receive your own unique directions.

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List of Community Colleges in Charlotte NC

Charlotte Community Colleges

If you are interested in learning more about the different Community Colleges in Charlotte NC and what they have to offer, below is a list of the different options.

Also, beyond the be sure to read my top reasons why I think attending a community college will benefit you compared to attending a 4-year college straight out of high school.

If you’re planning on attending a community college and then transitioning into a 4-year college, there are two things things I suggest you do before making your final decision on which college you will attend.

1. Be sure to look over the classes and curriculum offered at the different community colleges in Charlotte. Why? If you presently have a basic idea on what you will major in once you are at a 4-year college, you will want to choose the community college that has the strongest curriculum and faculty in this area of study. Do this this will benefit you once you are at a 4-year college.

2. Talk to the admissions department at both the community colleges and the 4-year college you plan to attend in the future. Why? You need to have clear answers on what credits will transfer to your 4-year college.

Charlotte Community College list

Johnson & Wales University
(980) 598-1000
801 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC

ECPI University
(704) 393-0028
4800 Airport Center Pky, Charlotte, NC

ECPI University
(704) 612-2038
124 Floyd Smith Office Park Dr, Charlotte, NC

Central Piedmont Community College
(704) 330-6493
1201 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC

Pfeiffer University
(704) 521-9116
4701 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC

Divine Health Academy
(704) 566-2955
7506 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Reformed Theological Seminary
(704) 366-5066
2101 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC

5 reasons why attending a community college makes sense

Makes the transition from high school to college easier.

At larger universities classrooms can big as larger as 300 students and because of the great number of students professors are much of the time inaccessible. At smaller junior colleges classrooms are much smaller and professors there have much more time to give each student one on one guidance.

Save thousands of dollars.

It’s sad to think of all the debt college students take on. But the good news is the cost of attending a community college is on average 1/3 of the cost of a 4-year college. This means you will be able to fulfill the first two years of your college requirements at a fraction of a cost compared to if you started at a big university straight out of high school.

Live at home.

Living at a dorm or an apartment on or near the campus of a big university can be exciting. But it’s also expensive. Being able to live at home while you attend a community college in Charlotte will help you save money for your living expensive in your final two years at a larger university.  Another hidden benefit of this, living at home will allow you to mature more so you don’t do something stupid

More time to decide on your career.

Many students have no idea what career path they want to pursue straight out of high school. A community college will let you explore your passions. You will probably end up changing your mind on what you want to pursue, at least a couple times. This is normal. And since junior colleges are much cheaper, your changes in career pathway will not be as expensive compared to making changes at a 4-year institution.

Overall will boost your college confidence.

With smaller classes and more accessible professors attaining a higher GPA at a 2- year community college should be much easier compared to a person in their first 2 years at a larger university where professors are inaccessible much of the time. This should really do a lot help boost your confidence when you finally enter a larger college.

 

Where in North Carolina is Lizard Lick

I have to ask, “Why are you searching for this little North Carolina town!?!”? There’s a map and a set of directions provided below on this page. Let me guess – you’re searching either because:

    1. You might want to know the location because you’re a fan of the Nintendo 64 game, “Yoshi’s Story”? The game was first launched in this North Carolina town in honor of the Yoshi character in the game, a lizard with a long tongue.

Or maybe your interested in the reality show in Lizard Lick about the towing company? Maybe your interested in who is the mayor of this little town in North Carolina? We have the answer below, we are sure this will benefit your life in many ways!!!

 

  • TruTV show about Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery ran by Ronnie and Amy Shirley? Did you know Ronnie is actually the mayor for the time being of the town of Lizard Lick? Amazing things I learn providing these types of answers

  • Or maybe you’re are planning a vacation? I hope you aren’t planning a vacation here?
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    I guess its none of my business why you are needing to know where this small North Carolina city is located. I will answer your question and even provide you a map below in case you need driving directions.

    So where is Lizard Lick, NC?

    Lizard Lick is located exactly 20.3 miles east of the North Carolina State capital, Raleigh. This is in the western half of the state not too far from the coast. If you plan on traveling from Raleigh to Lizard Lick you should take:

    • Take I-40 E/US-64 E
    • Keep left and merge on to West I-440/East 64/Rocky Mount
    • After traveling a few miles, you will come to exit 14, and then merge onto US-264 E/US-64 E toward Wllson/Rocky Mt.
    • You will then travel about 10-13 miles and finally arrive at exit 432 towards Wendell.
    • After less then a quarter of a mile you will next need to turn right onto Lizard Lick Rd
    • You will travel only about 150 more feet and you will have arrived in the town of Lizard Lick!!!

    If you’re not traveling from Raleigh or if you don’t trust the directions I provided above, you can also click on the map marker and get directions by entering your current location.

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    Finding Outback Steakhouse Raleigh NC

    What I really wish I could do is point you to where you can get your hands on some coupons to the Outback Steakhouse in Raleigh NC. A person can find just about anything on the net if they look hard enough. If you happen to know a site that offers coupons to this Raleigh Steakhouse please leave a comment telling me where!!!

    I will update this page with links to the coupons as soon as possible. I’ll try to make the link to the coupons obvious, but you may want to take a look around the page in case I post the link somewhere stupid.

    There are two Outback Steakhouses in The Raleigh area. If you’re unfamiliar with there area there is a map provided on this map where you can obtain directions to both locations.

    Review

    The Outback Steakhouse is a chain restaurant and you never can be sure what you will get when dining at a chain restaurant. You may dine out at one and think it’s great, then you may have a very bad experience at a different location.

    There are two Outback locations in Raleigh. These are at:

    1. 7500 Creedmoor Rd Raleigh
    2. 3105 Capital Blvd. Raleigh

    I have been to the one located on Creedmoor Rd numerous times with my family. From my experience this location has consistently provide both good service and food.

    I have yet to visit their location on Capital Blvd so I can’t say a whole lot about this location. But I have read some online reviews and most have been positive. If you’re interested, a link to the reviews I read on this location.

    If you click over to the sub heading labeled Map you will find a map which will provide you driving directions to each location.

    Map

    To get your directions just click on the red markers and enter your starting address

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    Coupons

    No coupons exist yet for this restaurant.

    Are you looking for fine dining in Raleigh NC? The Second Empire Restaurant is a great choice.

     

    Eric Solomon European Wine Cellars

    Importers of Genuine French and Spanish wines

    If you’re in Charlotte and love a great wine selection, especially imports from France and Spain, then Eric Solomon Selections – European Cellars located on East Seventh Street is definitely the place you need to check out.

    There’s a map at the bottom of the page that will help you with directions to this wine importer in Charlotte.

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    Learn more about this North Carolina wine importer in the boxes below. Learn why you need to be careful when buying imported wines.

    Here’s a map to Eric Solomon Cellars in Charlotte. Just click on the red marker and enter your current starting location for driving directions. If you need to contact this establishment by phone: (704) 358.1565



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    This reselling of fake imports, the industry is worth millions of dollars in the United States, especially with both French and Spanish wines.

    Advances in printing technology has made this very easy for the wine crook.

    The good news is Eric Solomon Wine Selections in Charlotte NC. This distributor of imported wines is your side. He has been feature on many in many authoritative wine magazines.

    Such as: The wine Advocate, The Rhone Report and even on the Today Show.

    Furthermore, Eric Solomon was recognized in the United States as being one of the most influential people in the wine industry today.

    So if you’re in Charlotte looking for a great French or Spanish import you can trust in Eric Solomon at European Cellars to provide you with authentic imported wines

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    Adventure Landing a Kids fun spot in Raleigh NC

    Directions to Adventure Landing in Raleigh
    3311 Capital Blvd
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    (919) 872-1688
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    Looking to burn a couple of hours with the kids and put a smile on their cute little face? Adventure Landing in Raleigh is the perfect place to accomplish both. I bet you can’t you wait for the sound of laughter to fill your ears. This is also a great place for birthday party’s. Click over to the next box to see the fun offered here.

    And parents don’t look at bringing your child as a chore many adults have just as much fun as the kids.

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    This fun spot for kids is located right off  US 401.

     

    Attractions

    This Raleigh Kid’s Spot is load with Fun

    Miniature Golf - There’s 3 different 18 hole course each with a unique theme and design.

    Laser Tag – Run through mazes and come up with the best strategy to win the game. This is always a great hit with kids. Great exercise too!!

    Arcade – Just about every game under the sun is located in their arcade.

    Go-Karts - You’re kid is gonna need skill to finish at the top of their electronic leader board. And you as a parent or guardian can also join the fun in a kart of your own. This is a quarter mile track full a fun twists and turns.

    Batting Cages - Do you have a future MLB hall of famer living under your roof? Come use the batting cages at Adventure Landing and polish to hone and polish their hitting skills. There are 9 different cages here all set to different skill levels and also one for softball hitters.

    Video

    Here’s a pretty good video that shows the Go-Kart track

     

     

     

     

    Grapefull Sisters Vineyard

    I like the name and I also like the logo!!! But the important thing is how does Grapefull Sisters Vineyard rate? If you become tired of my tiresome talk, there’s a video in the box below which does a fair judge at showing you exactly what this North Carolina vineyard is all about.

    I know you probably have already become tired since I’m admittedly a boring writer, especially if you’re half drunk on booze as you read.

    Grapefull Sisters Vineyard

    grapefull sisters vineyardIf you would like to visit Grapefull Sisters Vineyard located in the tiny city of Tabor City, NC there’s a map at the bottom of the page that will provide you with driving directions. The city of Tabor is located about 15 minutes from North Myrtle Beach. Find other NC wineries near the coast.

    I do like the setting for this winery, sort of seems deep in the woods. Makes for a nice quiet place. Along with a video, there are also more specifics mentioned below, you should soon realize Grapefull Sisters Vineyard  in Tabor, NC is anything but ordinary.

    Wine

    The winery is open for tasting, Mon-Sat from 1 pm – 6 pm.

    A selection of 8 different wines here. From muscadine wines to traditional red wines, ranging from sweet to semi-dry.

    Two of my favorite wines at these vineyards:

    Waccamaw Red a traditional red muscadine wine a little sweet with a very nice fruit flavor.

    Pinic Red – Love this wine for cooking. But also is a very flavorful wine to drink.

    Video

    Here’s the video I promised.

    INN

    This also serves as a little INN

    Although I have never heard this called a bed and breakfast but its kind of like one. I know they have beds!!! Not sure if they serve you breakfast!!!

    If you are looking for a North Carolina vacation near the beach you may want to check the rooms here out as well. It’s not on the beach but only about 15 miles away. Much more relaxing than a typical resort styled vacation. The rooms are very nice and clean.

    Gift Shop

    Here you will find wines, jams, breads and local crafts.

    Weddings

    They provide wedding serves. Check out a few pictures and read what there wedding services at the vineyard can do for you here.

    RV and Camping

    They also have a spot near the main vineyard that serves as a open for RV’ers and campers.

    This is a very clean and quiet place. If you are looking for a camp ground near Myrtle beach I recommend checking at the one at Grapefull Sisters Vineyard.

    Click on the red marker on the map below for directions to Grapefull Sisters Vineyard. If you need to contact the people here they can be reached at (910) 653-2944.

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