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.

Arts & Culture

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.


Photo Essay: 7 Strawberry Patches Ripe for the Picking

It’s simply impossible to resist a sweet, juicy berry picked fresh from the field. Nobody knows that better than the families behind the farms that help rank North Carolina fourth in the nation for growing strawberries.


May 2017 Beer Event Guide

As the weather warms up, quench your thirst these local craft beer events across North Carolina. Download BEER NC to gain early access to monthly guides.