Food Brings Us Together

  Whew! The holiday season sure seems to have arrived early this year. Mind you, at Second Harvest Food Bank, we look forward to this special time for many families, and for our organization, too. For families, among other things, it’s a time for gathering and preparing favorite family recipes, much to the glee of […]

South + Main Boutique: Your Go-To for Local Fashion this Holiday Season

Christmas might be just around the corner, but there’s still time to get your last minute holiday shopping done. Why not skip large retailers like Target and Amazon this year, and shower your loved ones head to toe with unique apparel and accessories? Located in Advance, South + Main Boutique touts stylish, local garb that […]

Explore Winston-Salem: The Triad’s Staple for Staying in the Know

  If you’re a Triad local who uses social media, there’s a high likelihood that you’ve seen the Explore Winston-Salem Instagram and Facebook pages within the last year, and have likely become a follower. If so, you happen to be one of thousands of locals and visitors who look to Explore Winston-Salem to find out […]

Fraleigh’s Boutique: 40 Years And Counting!

When Donna Merriman opened Fraleigh’s Boutique with her mother, Mary Frances Bingham, in 1981, she knew their strong family bond would spill over into the business. But who could have guessed they would be celebrating a 40th anniversary this year, blessed with an ever-growing client base and an amazingly bright future ahead! This year has […]

Celebrating Marisa Faircloth, PA-C of Restoration MedSpa

PHOTO BY JEJ PHOTOS Do you ever wonder how someone goes from obscurity to the top of their profession in five years? Well, you need look no further than your own backyard to find local businesswoman, entrepreneur, and medical spa phenom Marisa Faircloth. Although she opened Restoration MedSpa in 2016, she will tell you that […]

Simply Southern Cuisine: The Gift of Good Food

PHOTOS BY JEJ PHOTOS Can’t get Simply Southern Cuisine’s mouth-watering chocolate chess pie off your mind? Or, maybe you’re more a fan of their well-known chicken pie, and let’s face it, who isn’t? Good news! It’s time to place your holiday orders – and go all out this year with ham, turkey, and a few […]

The Board Babe

  Sit down with Taylor Hedges and Payton Beaty for five minutes, and you will know that you are in the presence of two women brimming with exceptional dedication, passion, and creativity! They are the force behind The Board Babe, Charcuterie Café and Lounge in downtown Winston-Salem. Just in case you have somehow missed the […]

Using a Hot Mess to Share His MESSage

Do you sometimes feel like a mess? Many of us deal with a whole myriad of issues that make us feel that we don’t have it all together. We walk through our lives trying to put on a good front but feeling like a mess inside. Leslie Speas is an author from Winston-Salem who is […]

Pie Guys Pizza:  Back to Normal with Extraordinary Pizza

Pie Guys is a culmination of a lifelong love of pizza, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine love for community.  Owned by real estate agent and pizza-aficionado Robert Wiley, Pie Guys has been a favorite for many since it opened in 2018. “We serve New York-style pizzas exactly like those served in the Big Apple,” […]

Smart Shopping During the Holidays

  BY BRANDON JAMES, Financial Advisor The holiday season brings us good food, family time, decorations, parties, and Santa Claus. It also brings a great deal of stress for some people. One of the leading stressors of the holiday season is gift buying. There is a certain level of expectation (usually self-inflicted) that some people […]

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