A mural artist re-creates the hustle and bustle of the local bright leaf trade on the wall of an old tobacco auction warehouse.
A Tobacco Town Transformed: Wilson
A former tobacco salesman watches over the evolution of his family’s old marketplace into a modern living complex.
A Tobacco Town Transformed: Winston-Salem
R.J. Reynolds’s old tobacco campus is now a center for innovation.
When the Smoke Cleared: Growing Up in a Tobacco Town
Bittersweet memories of growing up in a tobacco town reveal the complicated relationship between a community’s main industry and the families who paid dearly for it.
When the tobacco industry left town, so did a piece of Durham’s spirit. But two decades after American Tobacco produced its last cigarette here, a reinvented campus on the same site thrives with businesses built for the future, giving the city a new soul, rising from the ashes.