When four local businessmen sought to save their town, locals took the challenge to heart, creating a place where innovation thrives.
The allure of this waterfront town lies in its history and mystery, nostalgia and charm. On Roanoke Island, the past is always present.
This rapidly growing city is attracting new fans, who are weaving together past and present in former mills and old theaters.
Neighborhood: Winston-Salem’s West End
This neighborhood was designed in 1890 as a picturesque “streetcar suburb.” It feels much the same now as it did back then.
Downtown: New Bern
One of North Carolina’s oldest cities is bursting with history — but there are plenty of new places to discover here, too.
Horse-drawn carriages, carolers on the sidewalks, storefronts aglow with Christmas lights: In December, downtown Statesville is full of comfort and joy. Even after the season ends, the magic lingers.
Bursts of color on city walls, in shop windows, and on restaurant tables are transforming downtown into a vibrant center for the community.
When a couple from out of state ventured off the highway in search of a peaceful place to stop, they discovered musicians and makers, outdoor adventures, farm-to-table fare, and friendly neighbors.
Climb aboard: A trolley offers a unique vantage point from which to explore this waterfront town. But as a seasoned tour guide can attest, a great ride is about much more than names and dates — it’s about making connections.