Lace up those skates, and step onto the rink at the Roll-A-Bout Skate Center in Eden, where the faces are friendly and the hands are helpful.
This Weekend in North Carolina: May 26-29
Your curated guide to events happening across the state this holiday weekend, from the mountains to the coast.
How Jennette’s Pier Became the People’s Pier
Jennette’s Pier has been built up and knocked down numerous times throughout the years, yet it still stands today as a social hub for all on the Outer Banks.
City Portrait: Mebane
The “hellos” from neighbors are sincere, the murals are welcoming, and the downtown beckons with good books and even better food. In this Alamance County town, there’s a sense of belonging.
Like a Local: Fuquay-Varina
This Triangle town was once two: Fuquay Springs and Varina. The pair merged in 1963 in a joint effort to bring new economic growth to the area. Now, the unified town is seeing another renaissance, one that bears great beer, bread, and more.
Meet the Diamond Guys of Schiffman’s Jewelers
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.
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.