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.


Rhythm & Brews in Lexington

At High Rock Outfitters, explorers, beer enthusiasts, and music lovers find the perfect place for a tune-up.


In Full Bloom: Brewery Bhavana in Raleigh

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.