Soak up the spring sunshine at a colorful historic carousel, a serene riverside park, fun-filled festivals, lively outdoor concerts, and more.
Heart & Soles
The unsung heroes of our wardrobes and our history, socks — and the hosiery mills that make them — represent a way of life that once knit together generations of North Carolinians.
NC Icons: Textiles
In the 19th and 20th centuries, hundreds of textile mills — which produced everything from socks to blue jeans — supported a booming industry that created entire communities, turned North Carolina into a manufacturing powerhouse, and helped to weave the very fabric of our state.
Glasses Up: Breweries on the Rise in Alamance County
Sip a craft brew at seven local taprooms in Saxapahaw, Graham, Burlington, and Mebane.
Take in the sights, smells, and sounds of Alamance County.
Breaking into Burlington’s Art Scene
Artisans in this Alamance County community create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces, from wood-fired pottery to handcrafted candles. Meet the artists making a difference downtown — and find out where to shop.
How LabCorp Got Its Start in North Carolina
How a Fortune 500 company rose from humble beginnings in Burlington.
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Running
Paul "Hardrock" Simpson of Burlington lived his life in the fast lane, and never passed up an opportunity to jog.
Lowe Vintage Instrument Company in Burlington
At Lowe Vintage Instrument Company, a father-and-son duo treasure the gift of music.