In its parks and its art, its food and its beer, this former tobacco hub embodies the spirit of local.
Each year, nearly 600 chickens (and their proud owners) flock to the Rowan County Fairgrounds to compete for the heady title of Old English Game Bantam Champion of the World. When global poultry dominance is at stake, it’s hard not to ruffle a few feathers.
A family of unconventional artists turns trash into treasure at their Outer Banks gallery.
In Asheville, one of the country’s top arts destinations is itself a living gallery where creativity flourishes.
Once a quiet fishing village, this small town on the Neuse River has become one of the East Coast’s top sailing destinations.
This historic Wake County community is growing quickly, but it’s still the quaint railroad town of the past.
When Black Mountain Chocolate opened its “visible factory,” a former tobacco warehouse was transformed into a place of delicious discovery.
A once-empty stretch of road in downtown Wilmington has transformed into an eclectic arts and antiques district.
Two towns with a common heritage of music, moonshine, and mountain biking are the perfect base for exploring the wealth of beauty and culture that this county has to offer.