Want a ring? A watch? A necklace? The Schiffman brothers will sell them to you. Want a chuckle? Try listening to the stories from a fourth-generation jewelry store that’s still doing some serious business.
100 family businesses
Family Traditions Run Deep at Washburn’s General Store
Once a stagecoach stop, Washburn’s General Store in Rutherford County is where the locals eat lunch and orders come in from around the world, although some stuff just isn’t for sale.
100 Family Businesses That Built North Carolina
This impressive list includes dozens of families, and their service shops, stores, factories, and farms that’ve made it to the third generation — and beyond.
3 Bakeries Run by the Greatest Generation of Bakers
In 1942, the United States enacted its first food ration of World War II — on sugar. After the war was over, many returning soldiers headed to the kitchen to make their lives a little, well, sweeter. Today, three North Carolina bakeries that opened in the wake of the war endure. Their stories are our history. And their cakes are pretty tasty, too.
4 Family Furniture Businesses Built to Last
Furniture-making is still a family tradition — and big business — throughout the state.
Family Farms that Stand the Test of Time
On centuries-old North Carolina farms, family history is as fertile as the soil.