Sweet Treats for July 4th

Kids out of school, boats in the water, toes in the sand….it’s summertime in North Carolina! July 4th is such a great time of year to turn on the outdoor grill, invite the neighborhood to the back yard, and truly connect with family and friends....

Beach Days Ahead

You can likely guess that as a resident of a North Carolina beach town, I’m a sucker for some comfy clothes in coastal style. A loose blouse and relaxed pants or a breezy top and flowy skirt are my favorite selections for a day on the water. And of course, I...

Providing Comfort—

Two weeks ago, National pitched in to help address the need for clothing essentials after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated areas of Texas and Florida, respectively. From socks to bras, panties to dresses, we donated thousands of items to The Salvation Army for...

Sightseeing Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

When the temperature soars, I love to escape to the cooler air of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As a kid, I enjoyed hiking and horseback riding in the mountains, but with age, I have grown to appreciate more sedate activities like sightseeing, dining and shopping. Along...