Just down the road is a great weekend to shop, dine and experience a different part of the Upstate in Downtown Anderson
Much has changed since Durham’s incorporation in 1869. Some twenty years earlier Bartlett Leonidas Durham donated four of his 100 acres for a railroad track right-of-way and depot. Durham Station was the primary stop for Union officers during surrender...
  / by Sandra Woodward / illustration by Tatjana Mai-Wyss An easy hour’s drive from Greenville, Newberry offers plenty of southern charm. Billing itself as “the city of friendly folks” is neither wishful thinking nor an exaggeration. Hospitality seems to emanate from...
/ by Sandra Woodward  / illustration by Tatjana Mai-Wyss Lake City is an idyllic town and what it may lack in numbers, it makes up for in originality. Since the creation of its acclaimed arts festival, ArtFields, in 2013, Lake...
Comfort food; nothing satiates like freshly fried chicken. A staple for bone-in parts, fried chicken was a special occasion meal because only young birds were tender enough for the preparation, but the advent of the fresh fryer changed all...
/ by Stephanie Burnette I visit Beaufort about every other year and this trip I noticed how reset downtown feels. No longer just a picturesque village with its historic draw, Beaufort has popped with a bevy of new shops and...
by Stephanie Burnette The Cape Fear River is brackish and beautiful, inhabited with seagrass, barnacles and industry, plus panoramic sunsets. It hugs Wilmington’s downtown (and its astonishing 230-block historic district) creating a backdrop for a town that has coupled a...
/ by Stephanie Burnette I’m a fan of exploring small towns and imagining life in a different Carolina locale. I will pull off the highway to piddle through an unknown place. But on a getaway, I want a list of...
/ by Stephanie Burnette Old Salem is reason enough to go to Winston Salem, but for that matter, the Deco splendor of The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel is a great reason too. And then there’s Trouvaille Home; I would drive to...