Here, scrap metal becomes fanciful whirligigs, and tobacco leaves — once the foundation of this eastern North Carolina city — become functional artwork.
Parker’s Barbecue in Wilson
Once, there was an inn and even an oyster house, but it’s the barbecue at Parker’s that has endured.
A cotton magnate planted the first redwood in Wilson, and the humid climate helped it flourish.
Living Moving Art
Vollis Simpson and his vast hands molded metal into artwork for decades. And when the rust is gone, his giant, vibrant sculptures will stand tall in a Wilson field, blowing in eastern North Carolina breezes for years to come and for thousands to see.
North Carolina’s Sweet Potato Queen
One teacher and a group of fourth graders in Wilson believed we needed a state vegetable. So they wrote letters until legislators listened.
Breakfast in North Carolina: Flo’s Kitchen
The cat-head biscuits at Flo's Kitchen are legendary — they're bigger than your fist, and a must for breakfast in Wilson.