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As the proud founder of NC Eat & Play, I want to welcome you to our community. We want to be your destination for local wanderlusting in North Carolina. I created this space to help locals discover great food and activities for sensible budgets and everyday play. I’m proud to serve as a Chief Curator and influencer for North Carolinians, where every day, my team and I highlight and celebrate local businesses and establishments in North Carolina. 

Like many, I consider my home the center of everything. I live in the greater Raleigh area where many of the food and play stories are naturally covered, but not all. I have a large audience following us from all over the state, and I participate in covering cities and towns far and wide as much as possible.

“We wholeheartedly want to inspire others to live abundantly local and enjoy all the riches of North Carolina.” – Megan Nichols

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Fall 2022 Hootenanny & Foodie Festival Recap

Fall 2022 Hootenanny & Foodie Festival Recap

Our 2022 Fall Hootenanny & Foodie Festival presented by Cheerwine is complete and I am so proud of all who were involved. This was by far our best one yet. My team and I spent months preparing for a community event that would celebrate the best parts of the south,...

OC Aerial offers indoor all-in-one fun

OC Aerial offers indoor all-in-one fun

OC Aerial, an all-in-one in-door adventure park opens its Durham facility and commemorates its grand opening on September 10 with an action-packed day of discounts, special guests, and fun for the whole family.

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