Downtown: Wilson

In a town once defined by trains and tobacco, the community honors both through colorful public spaces downtown.


A Perpetual Harvest

Filed away in card catalog drawers in a Watauga County library, packets of heirloom seeds await planting. And with every seed comes a story.


Photo Essay: Black Mountain

This Buncombe County community boasts a lively downtown rich in good food, cultural arts, and friendly faces. It’s a perfect destination for a day trip — but you may find yourself wanting to pull up a rocking chair and stay in this mountain town much longer.


Carolina Calendar: April 2018

Birds and blooms are our harbingers of spring. This month, head to an avian festival or garden fair to celebrate their welcome return.


Downtown: Concord

This centuries-old mill town in Cabarrus County is ushering in a brand-new era, proving past and present can live in perfect harmony.