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Print Edition 2013-08-02 – QNotes

Fall into the Foothills

Autumn traveling to Carolina's local wineries and breweries

As autumn and winter approach, plan your excursion to North Carolina’s foothills and Blue Ridge. QNotes explores local wineries and breweries in Asheville, the Piedmont and the Yadkin River Valley.

Fall: In the Highlands

Autumn traveling to Carolina's local wineries and breweries

Asheville — that quaint little town full of lesbians (and gays, too!) — seems to fall on just about every LGBT-friendly travel guide ever created. Most focus on the art and the LGBT-friendly nightlife and dining.

Fall: In the Foothills

Autumn traveling to Carolina's local wineries and breweries

Where North Carolina’s Piedmont begins to gently roll upward toward the Blue Ridge, you’ll find Winston-Salem and, to the immediate west and south, the Yadkin River Valley, home to a rich and long-established local winery scene.

Fall: In the Charlotte Breweries

Autumn traveling to Carolina's local wineries and breweries

In the mood for some good craft beer? Don’t have the time or budget to make it up to Asheville or elsewhere? The Queen City, too, is home to a blossoming craft-beer movement.

Departing Morgan Fogarty gave voice to Charlotte’s voiceless

Charlotte anchor leaves for new position in New York City at Al Jazeera America

Morgan Fogarty has been a fixture on local TV for eight years. As a reporter and anchor at WCCB, formerly Fox Charlotte, Fogarty rose in popularity as one of the city’s most well-known media personalities.

Org offers ‘help in the right direction’

Travelers find a home of support, compassion for those with chronic diseases

Thirty-two years since the outbreak of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, more than 650,000 people across the nation have fallen victim to the disease. The deaths cross lines of gender, age, race and sexual orientation.

Openly gay UNC athletics staffer talks song and sport

Dave Lohse sang Canadian anthem at recent lacross championship

Dave Lohse, an openly gay man on the athletics department staff at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was chosen to sing the Canadian national anthem at the 2013 Major League Lacrosse All-Star game held in Charlotte on July 13.

PHOTOS: Charlotte Black Gay Pride

Charlotte Black Gay Pride held their annual community expo on Saturday, July 20 at the Naomi Drennan Community Center in Charlotte. Dozens of community members attended to interact with and learn more about the several businesses and non-profits in attendance.