Spring Break: Top-10

3/8/12 8:53pm

Bikinis, board shorts, clear water, tanning lotion and fruity drinks with little umbrellas. These images are typically associated with spring break.

Restaurant Watch: Nico’s Restaurant and Bar

3/8/12 8:41pm

When Nico Scavone came to Greensboro in 2003, he came for love. Since he arrived, he has focused on Italian family recipes, fresh ingredients, homemade pastas and the development of a local Italian gem. The sounds of Italy danced through the air as soon as I stepped into Nico’s Restaurant and Bar and within moments of being seated, the waiter brought a basket of fresh Italian bread. Drizzled with a balsamic reduction and covered with rosemary-infused olive oil, the bruschetta had the right amount of fresh, diced tomato upon a crunchy, toasted slice of bread. The Linguine Con Le Polpette (Linguine with Meatballs) had a creamy and mild tomato sauce, topped with Parmesan, and had a spicy aftertaste.

Discovering the Southeast

3/8/12 8:39pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Only four hours from campus, Columbia provides a vast amount of Civil War history as the state’s capital and largest city.