Small Towns

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The Country Squire

Just outside of Warsaw, this Duplin County jewel combines signature wines, suits of armor, Scottish flair, Old World hospitality — and big-ol’ steaks.
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Southport

Southport

Three waterways lead into town, and two roadways lead out, but few people who come here ever find reason to leave.
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Mount Gilead

Nearly 1,000 years ago, the Pee Dee made a village out of this land on the southern edge of the Uwharrie Mountains. Today, their ceremonial center is preserved at Town Creek Indian Mound, and their humble spirit persists in the people who now make Mount Gilead home.
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Lake Lure

Lake Lure

The magnetic mountain town’s beauty pulls people in and then holds on.
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Flat Rock

With the State Theatre of North Carolina at the center of town and trails and overlooks surrounding it, a village in the mountains produces peace and, for people like the author, connections that last a lifetime.
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Ocracoke

Surrounded by water and filled with warmth, this island is one of the most popular vacation spots on the Outer Banks because of its people.
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My Town: Tryon

Crys Armbrust eloquently describes the Village of Tryon. Rich history and interesting residents the mountain town unique.
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My Town: Tryon

A purchase during the Depression makes a beautiful sanctuary for residents and visitors today. Jane Templeton writes of a peaceful spot outside of the town of Tryon at Pearson’s Falls.
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My Town: Cherokee

Jody Bradley is a proud member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Her town, Cherokee, is unlike any other, with a tribal history that tells the story of generations.
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Garner

My Town: Garner

Sharron Gibson has a passion for Garner, a close-knit community with historic charm and shared treasures.
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