In a town once defined by trains and tobacco, the community honors both through colorful public spaces downtown.
Filed away in card catalog drawers in a Watauga County library, packets of heirloom seeds await planting. And with every seed comes a story.
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.
Birds and blooms are our harbingers of spring. This month, head to an avian festival or garden fair to celebrate their welcome return.
This centuries-old mill town in Cabarrus County is ushering in a brand-new era, proving past and present can live in perfect harmony.
Sip coffee and browse best-sellers in a cozy former hunting cottage on the Outer Banks.
At High Rock Outfitters, explorers, beer enthusiasts, and music lovers find the perfect place for a tune-up.
At Brewery Bhavana, individual passions grow and thrive. Here, food, flowers, beer, and books come together to create a space — and an experience — unlike any other.
These shops are about more than just books — they’re about community.