Celebrate the season in this mountain town — no matter what time of year you visit.
A Local’s Guide to Cary
Take a trip to this Piedmont city with a small-town soul, where you can savor award-winning ice cream, explore a peaceful, shady nature preserve, go restaurant- and brewery-hopping downtown, and more.
A Guide to Downtown Elizabeth City
This waterfront community has always welcomed visiting boaters with a smile. And thanks to the efforts of local business owners, visitors have plenty to smile about, too.
The Joys of West Jefferson
In this artsy Ashe County town, discover dozens of colorful murals and local galleries, try famous “squeaky cheese,” float down the New River, and more.
A Guide to Downtown Goldsboro
Inspired by her family’s deep Wayne County roots, a business owner showcases her hometown’s multicultural cuisine, rich history, and vibrant arts scene.
A Guide to Downtown Durham
Residents of this resilient city have embraced the nickname “Dirty Durham” as a symbol of the grit and determination of its shop owners, restaurateurs, and community advocates.
Freedom on Wheels in Winston-Salem
A bicycle maker has turned his childhood sense of adventure into a career that lets him share the gift of pedaling through life’s ups and downs.
Faith & Fellowship at Rufty’s Chrismon Shop
A shop in Salisbury has everything you need to make the ornaments that grace Christmas trees across the South with representations of Christianity.
There must have been some magic in that basement workshop in Raleigh: After more than a decade and countless trips to the craft store, a father’s determination brings his handmade gift to life one day.