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Raleigh, N.C., in the News

The Raleigh area is constantly in the news on a "Best Of" list, for our new developments or just as a great place to visit. Below, find some highlights from recent magazine, newspaper and blog articles, as well as a few familiar faces being interviewed on local and national television.

August 2016 gave readers "An Insider's Guide to Raleigh in Time for the Hopscotch Music Festival."

August 2016 The Daily Meal covered The Umstead Hotel and Spa along with its signature restaurant, Herons.

August 2016 The Daily Meal highlighted the "5 Must-Try Eateries in North Carolina's Food Mecca."

August 2016 The Charlotte Observer covered "5 Reasons Why Raleigh is Perfect for a Family Day Trip" in a recent article.

August 2016 Read about Raleigh's craft brewing explosion in a recent WhereTraveler article.

July 2016 AAA Carolina GO features the Solas Restaurant Lounge & Roof in the article "Over the Top" in the July/Aug. issue.

July 2016
Freelancer Jason Frye chronicled his favorite stops for Matador Network in the article "24 Hours in Raleigh."

July 2016 The Toronto Sun's travel editor wrote an article on the #wearenotthis movement in response to HB2.

July 2016 Raleigh is featured in the Meetings Today article "Culinary Coordinates" highlighting how meeting and convention destinations are utilizing their culinary assets.

June 2016 SouthPark Magazine, a Charlotte-based, monthly lifestyle publication for the affluent South Park area featured Raleigh as a "Great Escape."

May 2016 Raleigh was ranked the number nine destination on Travel and Leisure's 2016 "America's Favorite Cities" list.  

March 2016 publishes "An Actually Useful Guide to Raleigh, North Carolina" featuring numerous Raleigh restaurants.

March 2016 Lifestyle blog, highlighted "36 Hours in Raleigh." 

March 2016 Smart Meetings magazine features "North Carolina: A State of Contrasts" in its March issue.

March 2016 Part three of The Huffington Post culinary series by John Mariani features "Downhome Eats in Raleigh."

February 2016 Fox Liquor Bar's Pink Lady was included on a piece on "5 Romantic Cocktail Recipes." 

February 2016 Southern Living magazine's column, The Daily South covered the opening of The Mayton Inn.

February 2016 Paste Magazine featured numerous Raleigh cocktail bars including Foundation, Bida Manda and Death & Taxes in the article, "City in a Glass: Raleigh"

February 2016 Journalist John Mariani experienced the area's culinary offerings for a three-part series for the food-focused website, and The Huffington Post.

February 2016 Chef Ashley Christensen's dry-aged hanger steak at Death & Taxes was listed on the "50 Steaks, 50 States" list by

January 2016 The PBS series "Original Fare" highlighted Videri Chocolate Factory and La Farm Bakery in a recent segment. 

January 2016
Southern Living magazine named Standard Foods and the Raleigh Beer Garden as "50 Best Places in the South Now."

January 2016 featured Standard Foods in a recent article highlighting chef Scott Crawford's commitment to using fresh and local ingredients.

January 2016 Just in time for Valentine's Day Where Traveler magazine highlighted "Romantic Getaways in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill."

January 2016 gives its readers numerous suggestions on "What to do in the Cultural Hub of Raleigh."

December 2015 International Travel Examiner Kevin Wierzbicki recaps his recent visit to the Raleigh Beer Garden on

December 2015 International Travel Examiner Kevin Wierzbicki recaps how he went "Rollin' through Raleigh" on a recent trip to the area.

December 2015 Departures Magazine included Videri Chocolate Factory in its articled titled, "The Best Craft Chocolates You've Never Heard Of."

December 2015 Tasting Table editor-at-Large Kat Kinsman named Ashley Christensen's Death & Taxes as one of her favorite meals of 2015.

December 2015 The Winston Salem Journal highlighted Raleigh's "Smart and Savvy Side" along with upcoming events. 

December 2015 PCMA Convene magazine lists Raleigh as one of the meeting and convention cities capitalizing on its 'Global Knowledge.' 

December 2015 As a result of editor Holly Woolard's visit to Raleigh during International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass, Smart Meetings featured Raleigh as its "Site Inspection" report (see pages 50-51).

December 2015 Travel Weekly highlights Raleigh and Durham's hotel growth spurt.

December 2015 Journalist Kimberly Kinnecom visited the area as part of a group media tour and included La Farm Bakery as a feature piece in Intermezzo magazine.

December 2015
"Raleigh, N.C. is Friendly and Free" was the title of a travel feature in the Leader Telegram.

December 2015 Raleigh was the City Portrait feature in the Dec. issue of Our State Magazine.

December 2015 Garden and Gun highlights "Four New Southern Beer Halls" and features the Raleigh Beer Garden.

November 2015 asks (and answers) the question, "Vacation in Raleigh? Yes, Raleigh!" in a recent travel blog. 

November 2015 The Charlotte Observer featured Raleigh and 10 of the area's hospitality partners in a recent travel feature.

November 2015 The Charlotte Observer goes "Scouting for designers and boutiques in the capital city."

November 2015 Our State Magazine highlights Raleigh restaurants in its Nov. culinary-themed issue.

November 2015 Atlanta's NPR station WABE featured Southbound magazine's executive editor talking about his favorite Raleigh places in conjunction with the magazine's recent "Raleigh 101" story.

November 2015 Epicurean Charlotte chose to "Relish Good Times in the Capital City" for its November/December issue.

November 2015 The Queens Chronicle mentions Raleigh in a "Carolina Calling" travel article.

October 2015 celebrates the "Global Noodles for a Delicious World Pasta Day" and includes Bida Manda's Pad Thai.

October 2015 Two of Raleigh's newest restaurants were featured in the Travel + Leisure article, "Raleigh's Restaurant Revival."

October 2015 Garland's Cheetie Kumar was named one of "5 Southern Chefs to Watch" on

October 2015
The Atlanta Journal Constitution highlighted many of North Carolina's top tourism attractions in a recent article titled, "Tar Heel State's Picture Perfect Offerings."

October 2015 A hearty breakfast at Big Ed's City Market Restaurant was on the menu in this article on

October 2015 Smart Meetings magazine is "Singing the Praises of VisitRaleigh" for its role in making the Wide Open Bluegrass event a success despite the weather causing the outdoor event to move into the Raleigh Convention Center. 

October 2015, an online music, travel and festival site, covered Wide Open Bluegrass in multiple articles. You can read them all here and the first article which is an overview of the weekend festival is called 'Twang Time! Raleigh, N.C.'s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival is a crowd pleaser."

October 2015 - Wide Open Bluegrass was featured in Delta Sky magazine's "Citylicious" roundup of events.

October 2015 - The Umstead Hotel and Spa was featured in a Local Palate article highlighting the food and signature hotels of the Triangle.

October 2015 - Standard Foods, Raleigh's newest dining destination, and Chef Scott Crawford were highlighted in a feature story in the Local Palate.

October 2015 Epicurean Charlotte invites foodies to 'Relish the Good Times in the Capital City' in its Nov./Dec. issue.

October 2015 North Carolina's outdoor offerings perfect for groups was the subject of a feature article in the latest Meetings Focus magazine.

October 2015 CAM Raleigh's newest exhibition by Sarah Cain was the subject of a recent Conde Nast Traveler article.

October 2015 highlights the '13 Places to Eat Around N.C. State University.'

October 2015 The Raleigh Beer Garden and its Oktoberfest celebrations were featured in Travel + Leisure.

October 2015 One of the leading LGBT lifestyle publications, Passport Magazine, included Raleigh in the World Eats column of the October issue.

September 2015 Southbound magazine featured Raleigh in an article titled 'Raleigh 101' highlighting many of the downtown Raleigh entertainment districts along with Cary in this eight page article. 

September 2015 The Atlanta Journal Constitution highlighted Raleigh restaurants as part of a North Carolina culinary story.

September 2015 Ashley Christensen's Death + Taxes was featured in a blog post for Architectural Digest.

August 2015 CNN's Travel Insider took a tour of Raleigh with country music superstar and Raleigh native Scotty McCreery

August 2015 Raleigh was the featured destination in the August issue of Delta Sky magazine's 'Wheels Up:Trending' section.

July 2015 featured Raleigh as a great family destination in a recent article. 

July 2015 An Cuisines gets some press in a Travel + Leisure story titled 'Chef's Tour: North Carolina's Research Triangle in Five Meals'

July 2015 Cary's La Farm Bakery is featured in a recent Huffington Post blog post.

July 2015 Bureau Executive Vice President Loren Gold discusses June Tourism Numbers with the Triangle Business Journal. 

July 2015 Condé Nast Traveler covers the opening of the Raleigh Beer Garden.

July 2015 Paste Magazine highlights Raleigh Beer Garden's World Record number of taps. 

July 2015 The new Raleigh Beer Garden and the Raleigh beer scene was featured in

July 2015 Raleigh's creative side was the topic of a feature piece in New York Magazine's Weekend Escapes section. 

July 2015 Prevue magazine highlighted the Greater Raleigh CVB's partnership with the "People First Tourism" program. 

July 2015 Raleigh was the featured city in the July issue of Simply Buckhead magazine. 

July 2015 USA TODAY featured Raleigh and the N.C. Museum of Art in the recent "Best One-Tank Road Trips for Summer" article.

July 2015 Rejuvenate magazine featured Raleigh in its City Spotlight feature for July. 

July 2015 Bluegrass Today covers Precious Memories: 40 Years Inside Bluegrass at City of Raleigh Museum (COR Museum)

June 2015 highlighted the area's robust hotel market in a recent article.

June 2015 Record tourism numbers for Wake County were featured in a Triangle Business Journal story.

April 2015 Virgin Atlantic Airway's featured "Blues and Bluegrass" in a recent blog post on the airline's homepage.

March 2015 The City of Oaks was the travel destination feature in this month's Oklahoma magazine.

March 2015 Saveur tapped chef Ashley Christensen to play tour guide for the article 'Ashley Christensen's Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.'

February 2015 Huffington Post featured Raleigh in a series of travel stories highlighting the drive from Canada to Florida.

February 2015 The Raleigh area was featured in the Association News story, "North Carolina - A Driving Force for Meetings."

January 2015 Prevue magazine showcases how the Greater Raleigh CVB Delivers Value.

January 2015 Garden & Gun featured Raleigh in its "Due South" City Portrait in the Feb./Mar. issue.

January 2015 Conde Nast highlights the "Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Raleigh."

December 2014 features "(At Least) 7 Great Reasons to Visit Raleigh, North Carolina." 

October 2014 The Charlotte Observer featured Greater Raleigh in its quarterly Road Trips travel section. The Charlotte Observer

October 2014 Women's Health names Raleigh as one of the "5 Best Up-and-Coming Cities for Arts and Culture."

October 2014 Group Travel Leader highlights why Greater Raleigh is a "Smart Choice" for group travel. 

September 2014 News & Observer shows how "Tourists Get a Taste of the Triangle" in an article highlighting marketing efforts and programs; many of which are part of the Bureau's marketing strategy.

September 2014 The Sentinal-Record's Hot Springs on the GO! magazine featured the Raleigh area in its Sept./Oct. issue.

September 2014 "Raleigh's Got Festival Fever" in a new article published by the Triangle Business Journal.

September 2014 Washington Post travel editor Andrea Sachs talks about her recent trip to Raleigh in The Week.

September 2014 Instinct magazine, a leading GLBT publication, featured Raleigh in the article "Goin' to Carolina."

August 2014 The Washington Post features Raleigh's art, science and sounds. The Washington Post

July 2014 AOL Travel covers The Best Bites in All 50 State Capitals.

July 2014 Meetings Focus highlights the Triangle as a historical meeting destination.

July 2014 Meetings Focus covers Marbles Kids Museum.

July 2014 ConventionSouth covers the Triangle Convention South.

June 2014 Livability published an article about the "Six Reasons to Move to the Raleigh, N.C. Area."

June 2014 Segment on Today Show mentions Raleigh and the Museum of Natural Sceinces. "Fun, family-friendly attractions that won't cost a dime."

May 2014 AAA World is 'Serving It Up, Southern Style' in a feature about North Carolina culinary traditions.

May 2014 Raleigh was featured in Rocky Mount Telegram's travel article, "One-Tank Trips." 

May 2014 USA TODAY highlighted Raleigh's Warehouse District as one of the "10 Best City Art Districts Around the Country."

May 2014 USA TODAY featured the North Person Street Business District as one of "10 Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods."

May 2014 Men's Health editor Andrew Daniels visited the area and wrote about his experiences in his article, "How to Throw a Bachelor Party You'll Never Forget."

May 2014 Our State magazine called Raleigh one of the state's must-visit String Town's in an article focusing on bluegrass and traditional music.

May 2014 AFAR magazine features the Triangle in the article, "EAT U.S.A.: AFAR's Guide to the Regional Flavors, Local Classics + Innovative Restaurants that Define American Food Now."

April / May 2014 Where to Retire magazine highlighted Raleigh in its story, "8 Cities for Golf (and much more)."

April 2014 The Charlotte Observer published its annual Summer Road Trips section where the Raleigh area was featured for the Piedmont.

April 2014 Greater Raleigh was the City Profile feature in Small Market Meetings.

March 2014 Virgin Atlantic Airlines featured Raleigh's Best BBQ Restaurants in a recent article on their blog.

March 2014 The New York Times continued to show love to North Carolina by including the second annual North Carolina Beer Month in its In Transit travel section.

March 2014 The Richmond Times-Dispatch wrote a travel story on Raleigh in advance of the University of Virginia men's basketball team arriving in town for the second round of the NCAA tournament.

March 2014 "More than merely one of the Triangle's three vertexes, Raleigh is now defining itself as a destination worth exploring on its own merits, regardless of what lies beyond the city limits." Writer Ingrid Williams showed to the world that North Carolina's capital city is lively, smart and unexpected destination in her recent article, "36 Hours in Raleigh, N.C." which was published in The New York Times.

February 2014 Travelista Andrea Adams highlighted Raleigh in the Huffington Post in her article, "Raleigh, N.C. Style, Art, Food Made Locally."

January 2014 The Charlotte Post calls Greater Raleigh, "The Capital of Good Times" in a recent travel article.  

January 2014 Check out the "Beginners Guide to Raleigh" which was featured on the Virgin Atlantic Airways blog.

November 2013 Connect magazine featured the Raleigh area's dynamic meetings scene in the Nov./Dec. issue, which highlighted several local partners.

November 2013 Freelance journalist Janie Robinson did a media tour during International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA's) World of Bluegrass events in Sept. Her article, Mountain Music, Moonshine of N.C., was published in the Toronto Sun and featured several local partners.

October 2013 The Charlotte Observer highlighted Greater Raleigh and a variety of partners in its Weekend Roadtrips article.

September 2013 Candy Harrington, editor of Emerging Horizons magazine, wrote a piece on travelers who have disabilities visiting Greater Raleigh. She also wrote a piece for the magazine about Northshore Lake House.

July 2013 At Home Memphis & Mid South included Raleigh in a feature article highlighting out-of-the-box Southern cities.

July 2013 Business North Carolina interviewed GRCVB President and CEO Denny Edwards on why Greater Raleigh is a sought-after destination for hosting meetings and events, and also about the facilities like Raleigh Convention Center that help attract major meetings, conventions and events.

July 2013 Meetings Focus South featured Greater Raleigh in a Triangle-focused article on the area's music, food, brewery and distillery scenes. The featured mentioned numerous hospitality partners.

July 2013 In a feature article, Southern Living presented The High-Low Guide: Raleigh and Durham and highlighted The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Oakwood Inn Bed & Breakfast, Poole's Diner, C. Grace, Lumina Clothing Co., Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours, Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern and Videri Chocolate Factory.

July 2013 Southern Living featured local entrepreneur Jenny Bonchak and her Slingshot Coffee Co.

July 2013 Southern Living showed the Raleigh area some love with call-outs to Beasley's Chicken + Honey and Soo Café in its "The South's Best Fried Chicken" article.

June 2013 Small Market Meetings featured the area in an article titled "Eat, play, groove in downtown Raleigh."

June 2013 OffMetropolis featured the area in the article "Five Places to (Retr)eat in Raleigh, N.C."

June 2013 TrailBlazer magazine included the State Farmers Market, Raleigh, in an article "TrailBlazer Road Trip 2013: A Taste of the Top Farmers' Markets."

May 2013 Mark Vanek, a travel correspondent with The Charlotte Observer, shared several spots in N.C. where you can take mom for Mother's Day on FOX8 Morning News, a Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem station. The North Carolina Museum of Art was the featured attraction for the Greater Raleigh area and coverage starts at the two-minute mark. 

May 2013 The Group Travel Leader featured Raleigh in the article "Hip Downtowns in the Carolinas."

April 2013 The Charlotte Observer included the Raleigh area in a story titled, Weekend Road Trips.

April 2013 Southern Living's Daily South online column featured the annual Brewgaloo festival held in downtown Raleigh and N.C. Beer Month. 

April 2013 The New York Times featured an article on Raleigh's Warehouse District.

April 2013 The Fresh Exchange Blog featured 10 Raleigh Restaurant Top Picks.  

April 2013 Local travel blogger Karen Dawkins writes about the Raleigh area as a budget destination for the blog The Budget Diet.  

April 2013 Bluegrass Today ran the first in a series of articles previewing the area as the site of the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass in Sept.  

April 2013 The New York Times featured several Wake County hospitality partners including J. Betski’s and Poole's Diner in an article touting "Carolina’s Expansive Wine List" and also highlighted N.C. Beer Month.  

April 2013 Associations Now covered the impact of military groups having to cut back on meetings and the impact it has on CVBs in an article in the Apr. issue in which President and CEO Denny Edwards was interviewed regarding Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA).

March 2013 Smart Meetings magazine highlighted how planners can "Tee Up for a Great Meeting" and mentioned Raleigh Convention Center, Red Hat Amphitheater, North Carolina Museum of Art, Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State University and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. 

January 2013 Carolina Living features the Greater Raleigh area in a round-up of Heartland Towns.  

December 2012 Winston-Salem Journal featured holiday activities in the Greater Raleigh area in an article titled "‘Cool' Raleigh the Place to Be During the Holidays."

December 2012 Food & Wine interviewed Master Baker Lionel Vatinet of Cary's La Farm Bakery for Expert Holiday Tips.

December 2012 Journalist Steve Atlas explores how to visit Raleigh without a car in this feature article on

November 2012 Jacksonville Magazine is "Falling for Raleigh" in its Nov. issue.

November 2012 Bluegrass blogger Ted Lehmann is gearing up for IBMA in Raleigh in Sept. 2013 and wrote a first-person blog highlighting many of the venues. 

November 2012 Where to Retire magazine, a national publication for baby boomers, featured the Greater Raleigh area in a five-page feature article that mentions numerous hospitality partners. 

October 2012 Raleigh was the On The Town spotlight destination in the Oct. issue of AirTran's Inflight Magazine, GO!

September 2012 Journalist Christina Fields is on a quest to find “Artisan Chocolate in America” on the popular travel blog, Sharing Travel Experiences.

September 2012 Prevue Magazine calls Raleigh "Southern, Smart & Sophisticated" in an article highlighting green companies and high tech schools.

September 2012 Meetings Focus highlights performing and cultural art venues throughout the state including the North Carolina Museum of Art.

August 2012 The Philadelphia Tribune highlights the Greater Raleigh area in its Road Trip Destination travel column.

August 2012 Social media mom, Kimberly Coleman, featured numerous restaurants and attractions after visiting the area on her blog, Foodie City Mom.

August 2012 Nancy Friedman wrote about Greater Raleigh’s “Sophisticated, Southern Charm” during her visit to the area on her blog, From Hip to Housewife.

July 2012 Meetings South highlighted the Raleigh area in the article, “Tried and True Triangle.”

July 2012 The Travel Belles name their top restaurant picks in Raleigh when “Time is Short.”

July 2012 Sports Travel magazine names Raleigh and Cary as two cities that provide a range of options for sports-event planners.

June/July 2012 Garden and Gun puts Fire in the Triangle - Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series on their “Southern Agenda”.

June 2012 New York Post writer, Jennifer Caeser, wrote an article “Tasting the Triangle” after her visit to the area.

June 2012 President and CEO Denny Edwards was a guest on News Channel 14’s "In Depth" with anchor Marti Skold, to discuss the International Bluegrass Music Association’s announcement to host their annual convention and awards show in our area beginning in 2013.

May/June 2012 What does $500 buy in Greater Raleigh? Departures magazine creates a unique spending guide.

May 2012 Convene magazine recognizes Raleigh as one of four cities welcoming groups and meetings (pg. 87)

May 2012 highlights “Six Meals in Raleigh.”

April 2012 Southern Living magazine gives the Raleigh area some love as one of the “Tastiest Towns in the South.”

April 2012 Smart Meetings discusses Raleigh's attributes and how it is seen as an "emerging" meeting destination.

April 2012 Southern Living magazine featured our area in a feature story highlighting a “Weekend in Raleigh.”

March/April 2012 Savor NC offers go-to places in Raleigh for visitors who want to be active, see history, taste some of the best food Raleigh has to offer, and visit the city's kid-friendly places (pg. 16).

March 2012 Smart Meetings highlights Greater Raleigh as a ‘Southern Star on the Rise.’

March 2012 News 14 "In Depth" reporter, Marti Skold interviews director of communications Ryan Smith about “Raleigh’s New World.”

March 2012 Director of communications Ryan Smith talks to the hosts of My Carolina Today about the launch of “Raleigh’s New World” marketing campaign.

March 2012 President and CEO Denny Edwards talks to News 14 "In Depth" reporter Marti Skold on meetings and conventions in the Raleigh area.

March 2012 Meetings Focus, published an article titled, Downtown Meetings: Knowledge = Power where Loren Gold was interviewed on the topic of hosting city-wide meetings and conventions.

March 2012 Director of sales Jana Rae Oliver was interviewed for an article in Meetings Focus highlighting the rise of religious meetings in the article, Divine Destinations.

February 2012 Association News highlights the Raleigh Convention Center, Progress Energy Center and Marbles Kids Museum as spacious meeting places in the Raleigh area.

February 2012 Meetings Focus: South discusses 500-kilowatt solar energy system being constructed at the Raleigh Convention Center

January/February 2012 Greater Raleigh is “Brimming with Museums” in this AAA Go Magazine article (use zipcode 27601).

January 2012 TravelingMom visits Raleigh's popular art museums and galleries.

January 2012 TravelingMom highlights the area’s cultural scene in this destination article.

January 2012 Wines Down South highlights North Carolina Museum of Art's major exhibition, "Rembrandt in America."

December 2011 Wrightsville Beach Magazine encourages you to “Sneak Away” to Raleigh for a quick weekend getaway.

November 2011 Business Traveler features Greater Raleigh as the “Destination of the Month” in this November issue.

October 2011 Raleigh was the “In Brief” featured destination in AirTran Go magazine this month.

October 2011 Christine Tibbets was “Feeling Exceptionally Well in Raleigh, NC” in her article in the Tifton Gazette.

October 2011 The Washington Times Communities highlighted Raleigh in a feature destination article.

October 2011 Dave's Travel Corner, a popular travel site featured the area in, “A Spotlight on Raleigh.”

October 2011 The Herald-Dispatch journalist, Tamar Fleishman, wrote about “Travel to Raleigh” in its weekly travel feature.

April 2011 features a meeting and convention roundtable where GRCVB's Dennis Edwards discusses the challenges and opportunities for the Greater Raleigh area.

March 2011 Smart Meetings magazine discusses how Raleigh's improvements make it a great city for meetings

March 2010 lists Raleigh as a "Dollar Streching Destination."

March 2010 ranked the Raleigh area as #3 on its list of Best Markets for Young Adults based on growth rate, cost of living, percentage of college educated, etc.

October 2008 Meetings South covers the Raleigh area highlighting a variety of venues throughout the area.

October 2008 Meetings South covers Raleigh's renaissance.

September 2008 Successful Meetings thinks "Where all that Glitters May Bring Gold" at the Raleigh Convention Center in this month's cover story.

July 2008 The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau's new Pulse was a lead story on NBC 17.

July 2008 Successful Meetings featured Greater Raleigh as "Ready for the Primetime."

July 2008 Small Market Meetings featured the Raleigh area a "Boomtown" in a front-page cover story.

June 2008 Ed Mitchell, Pitmaster of The Pit in Raleigh, was featured on The Today Show.

June 2008 US Youth Soccer Tournament and the economic impact it brings to the area was covered in the Triangle Business Journal.

June 2008 covered Raleigh's inclusion on Forbes magazine's annual "Best Places To Live" list.

May 2008 Travel writer Robert Nebel writes "Goin' to Carolina" for the

May 2008 Denny Edwards, president of GRCVB, discusses finishing touches to the Raleigh Convention Center on NBC 17.

April 2008 The love of minor league baseball, in which the Carolina Mudcats were featured, was in a story titled, "Diamonds are a Fans Best Friend" in US Airways in-flight magazine.

April 2008 Raleigh was the lead in a story titled, "Triangle of Treats" written by Lynn Seldon for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

April 2008 Excitement builds for the new Raleigh Convention Center on

April 2008 ranks Raleigh on their list of cities for "Cultural Retirement."

March 2008 Raleigh Scores with NCAA Tournament in an interview with Scott Dupree on WRAL.

February 2008 Greater Raleigh CVB brings hospitality community together to tackle water restrictions in a story on News14 Carolina.

February 2008 New Businesses Fly into RDU in a WRAL story.

January 2008 New Visitor information Center Debuts with a feature story on WRAL.

December 2007 Raleigh's draw for the creative class and artisans was a feature story in the The Christian Science Monitor.

December 2007 Marilyn Loeser profiled Raleigh for a piece on TravelLady Magazine.

November 2007 Big Ed's was covered in the travel blog, Pocket Express.

November 2007 Cary's La Farm Bakery was highlighted in the November issue of Food & Wine.

November 2007 Bon Appetite covers the Triangle food scene, including Vivace and South.

August 2007 Food & Wine highlights Food Across America and mentions The Umstead Hotel and Spa and Herons.

July 2007 Food Finds in Southern Living.

July 2007 The Umstead Hotel and Spa is featured in Southern Accents.

April 2007 The New York Times features the Triangle on front page of Travel Section.

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