Great Holiday Gifts

1. Holiday running around is more comfortable and stylish in top-of-the-line gear, including Garmin Forerunner 54 GPS running watch, Pace Yourself branded Goodr Sunglasses, and OnCloud Cloud X sneakers. Pace Yourself Run Company

2. Makeup pouch, $16. The Wardrobe Boutique

3. Christmas and winter-themed earrings in laser-cut designs, crafted by a Holly Springs resident, $10–$18.... Read More

Iconic Holiday Experiences

Holiday magic exists in abundance in Wake County, with many seasonal experiences returning time and again to spark holiday joy and memories in thousands of Triangle-area residents.

These five signature local traditions mark each passing of the most wonderful time of the year — how many have you experienced?

Ira David Wood III’s A Christmas... Read More

I Tried It: The Float Spa Holly Springs

Kelli Wolf passed on her first chance to try a float therapy session.

“I thought it was weird. I’m not doing that,” Wolf recalls saying, after her husband Joey suggested they try the unconventional therapy on a trip to western NC.

But after Joey’s first-ever float session, Kelli noticed an immediate change.

“I could see... Read More

Food & Dining

Restaurant Spotlight: Lovegrass Kitchen

Locals are all smiles these days with the recent opening of Lovegrass Kitchen in downtown Holly Springs. The restaurant is committed to serving healthy, gluten-free offerings in a relaxed and hospitable environment.

Founded by soft-spoken Ethiopia native Meron Afework Kassa, the café offers a wide variety of sweet and savory crepes, waffles, salads, acai bowls,... Read More

Soup’s On!

A pot of soup has long been a vehicle for utilizing leftover produce and proteins, taking what remains in the pantry and fashioning it into something newly delicious. Yet these standout soups — thoughtfully prepared at five local restaurants — are no second-tier sustenance. They have arisen as signature dishes, tempting customers year-round to enjoy... Read More

Life & Style

See & Do: December to January 2023

Fuquay-Varina Downtown Tacky Sweater Party Dec. 3, 11 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Dust off those seasonal sweaters to attend Fuquay’s festive street party — enjoy live music from the band Crush, food and beer trucks, and a rock wall in the Vance Street lot. With a one-of-a-kind trophy and Downtown Dollars on the line, tacky... Read More

Meet & Greet: Tim Anderson

Anderson is also the Creator of the Original Strength System and the author of Discovering You, Habitual Strength, Pressing Reset, and The Becoming Bulletproof Project.

Background: I’ve been involved in sports and in the weight room all my life. I had the opportunity to get laid off after college, so I got a personal training... Read More

Home & Garden

On the House

“If you build it, they will come.”

This classic line from the 1989 blockbuster Field of Dreams is certainly true for developers in Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina, both towns currently undergoing record growth and housing booms.

Great design starts with great inspiration, so if a new build or home renovation project is in your future,... Read More

How does your garden grow?

Earlier this year, the annual Fuquay-Varina Garden Tour, hosted by the Fuquay-Varina Garden Club, showcased eight homes to nearly 400 guests.

Main & Broad got an inside look at four of them.

The Andersons’ Downtown Garden

Since moving into their downtown Fuquay-Varina home more than 15 years ago, sisters Linda and Kim Anderson have worked... Read More


There & Back: Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Entering the Sylvan Heights Bird Park means walking into a world where pink flamingos eat out of your hand, parakeets perch on your shoulders, and a scarlet ibis flies by an arm’s distance away.

The park, in Scotland Neck, NC, boasts the world’s largest waterfowl collection and the second largest bird collection in the US.

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There & Back: Clayton

You may not think of Clayton as an epicurean destination, but passionate local business owners are out to change your mind with their energy, creativity, and Clayton’s downtown charm. Crawford Cookshop

Fans of Raleigh restaurants Crawford & Son and Jolie will delight in exploring a new establishment by award-winning chef Scott Crawford, but might also... Read More