King's Pepper Owner Gail Jennings created an award-winning dry spice blend, made from a centuries-old West African recipe. (Image from King's Pepper)
Sweets, Spices, and a More Inclusive Wine Community: Here Are 8 Women-Owned Businesses to Shop in Durham

We talked to some of our favorite women-owned businesses about what's inspiring them, what they're listening to, and where they're shopping.

We're drooling. (Image via. Southerly Biscuit Co./Matt Ray Photography)
You Love It, North Carolina. But Did You Know Pimento Cheese Comes from New York? 

Want to make the case that the best pimento cheese is made right here in the South? Start with these local dishes.

"Boundless," a new statue marking the contributions of Black soldiers who served in the Civil War. The Wilmington statue will be the focal point of North Carolina's first park dedicated to Black Civil War troops. (Photo by Alan Cradick)
New to NC? Here Are 9 Travel-Worthy Destinations to Visit in Your First Year

You already know Lexington is on the list for the barbecue.  

Film and television producers think this Wilmington bookstore looks good on film. Hence, they shoot here often. We think it's a great place to buy a book too. (Image courtesy of Old Books on Front Street)
Each of These 20 Indie Bookstores In North Carolina Has a Story to Tell 

Independent bookstores are as much a community as they are a business. And business is booming. From Buxton to Boone and parts in between, here are our picks for the best ones to check out.