Freedom Fridays Getaways

Early one morning in December, a group of soon-to-be friends gathers at the W.E. Hunt Recreation Center in Holly Springs.

These Holly Springs residents greet each other with handshakes and hugs, and load into a well-appointed 14-passenger van for a fun day trip.

The group of about 20 participants embarks on a Freedom Fridays excursion,... Read More

Reasons to Love NC

I’m preaching to the choir here, but isn’t North Carolina just the best? We’ve got laid-back beaches, stunning mountains, thriving cities, quaint small towns, artisans, entrepreneurs, fine dining, and down-home cooking. I could keep talking for pages, but we’d rather just show you. Take a trip with Main & Broad’s Chief Photographer Jonathan Fredin and... Read More

Food & Dining

Dig In & Drink Up: Drinking Vinegars

In Cary, The Umstead Hotel and Spa and its restaurant, Herons, off er one of the Triangle’s most luxurious drinking and dining experiences — and Bar and Lounge Manager Lori Grow is adamant about providing the same elevated touch when it comes to the nonalcoholic options. Drinking vinegars, also known as shrubs, have been available... Read More

Restaurant Spotlight: Bellini Italian Cuisine

If Bellini Italian Cuisine in Holly Springs seems familiar, it’s because the restaurant originated in 2010 in Fuquay-Varina and then enjoyed a stint in Cary’s MacGregor Village. The new location is situated in a strip shopping center beside Walmart.

“Many of our most loyal patrons live in Holly Springs and Fuquay, so we felt it... Read More

Life & Style

FVM’s List of Western Wake’s Best Most Tolerable Locations

As most of my followers on Facebook and Instagram know, I’m all for pretending that the towns of Apex, Cary, and Morrisville don’t exist — unless they do something completely out of pocket that must be announced to my fellow South Wake residents (obviously). This is not because I hate the “CAM” area — believe... Read More

Meet & Greet: J. Dwayne Garnett

Love is a Parable works with individuals and organizations to provide training in diversity, equity and inclusion, conflict resolution, value-based storytelling, and leading with love.

About: Lives in Fuquay-Varina with his two daughters. Worked previously in higher education and mental and behavioral health. Has a master’s degree in Health Services Administration and an undergraduate degree... 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


This Way to History

“This little piece of land, this northeastern corner (of North Carolina) is where it all started — where America started. The Lost Colony, First in Flight, so many firsts happened here,” says Tameron Kugler, Currituck County Travel and Tourism Director.

Currituck County is home to well-known North Carolina Outer Banks attractions such as Corolla’s quiet... 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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