Bigleaf Slopes Park

Local Spotlight: Bigleaf Slopes Park

Before we know it, summer will turn into fall. As this season wraps up, don’t forget to spend some hours exploring the great outdoors. Though the warm weather may not last as long as we’d like, we can still enjoy the fresh air outside at any time of the year at Bigleaf Slopes Park, near Read more about Local Spotlight: Bigleaf Slopes Park[…]

Statesville’s American Renaissance School

Local Spotlight: Statesville’s American Renaissance School

The schools you attend don’t just give you an education. They also determine whether or not you will cultivate a desire to gain new skills and knowledge long after you’ve left the classroom. At Statesville’s American Renaissance School, educators aim to inspire their students to embark on a life in search of endless education. Read Read more about Local Spotlight: Statesville’s American Renaissance School[…]

Agave Juice Bar

New Business Spotlight: Agave Juice Bar

How many of us wrote down “eating better” on our list of New Year’s resolutions? It’s one of the most common goals. Often, it’s also one of the most challenging too. Take off the burden and visit the new Agave Juice Bar in Statesville for healthy drinks! Your taste buds will love them—and your body Read more about New Business Spotlight: Agave Juice Bar[…]

Southern Distilling Company

Local Spotlight: Southern Distilling Company

Southern Distilling Company is bringing bourbon back to Statesville! By producing award-winning small batch, aged in wood bourbon and rye whiskey—along with other products like brandy—this local distillery is reviving a long-lost legacy and art in its hometown. Deep Rooted in the Spirits Residents of Statesville may not know that before Prohibition in the 1880s, Read more about Local Spotlight: Southern Distilling Company[…]

Haunted Attractions Near Statesville, North Carolina

6 Haunted Attractions Near Statesville, North Carolina

With two weekends left in October, the countdown to Halloween starts now. For those thrill seeking, scare-loving fans of this haunted holiday, these six haunted attractions near Statesville, North Carolina, are not for the faint of heart. Read on if you dare! Midway Wicked Woods What: Midway Wicked Woods celebrates 25 years of fear in Read more about 6 Haunted Attractions Near Statesville, North Carolina[…]

Iredell County Partnership for Young Children

Local Spotlight: Iredell County Partnership for Young Children

Becoming a parent is oftentimes the most momentous life event you experience. But it can be overwhelming—especially with the extra challenges and obstacles we are all learning to navigate during the pandemic. That’s one of the main reasons the Iredell County Partnership for Young Children is striving to reach more families than ever. What is Read more about Local Spotlight: Iredell County Partnership for Young Children[…]

Preservation Statesville

Local Spotlight: Preservation Statesville

Each person lives an interesting, unique life of their very own. Their stories survive long after, thanks to the efforts of organizations like Preservation Statesville. This local institution strives to show us more of the past, collection documents, stories, artifacts and more. What is Preservation Statesville? Preservation Statesville is a local organization. Their mission? Preserving Read more about Local Spotlight: Preservation Statesville[…]

Fort Dobbs Historic Site

Local Spotlight: Fort Dobbs Historic Site

Over the past couple of months, many local spots have closed to help keep our community safe. Whether you’re still social distancing or you’re providing essential services, you can entertain yourself in your downtime with our latest local spotlight. We’re taking a virtual visit to Fort Dobbs Historic Site. Read on to learn more! What Read more about Local Spotlight: Fort Dobbs Historic Site[…]

Davesté Vineyards

Local Spotlight: Davesté Vineyards

When in Statesville, you don’t have to travel very far to find something worth trying. That holds true when it comes to Davesté Vineyards, Iredell County’s first winery. At the time of this blog’s publication, Davesté Vineyards is closed for tastings but is offering discounts on shipping and curbside orders. However, if you see vineyard Read more about Local Spotlight: Davesté Vineyards[…]

Facts About Statesville, North Carolina

7 Quick Facts About Statesville, North Carolina

In Statesville, we have a certain state of mind. And that’s community. These facts about Statesville, North Carolina give more than enough reason as to why we’re the place where it all comes together. Our roots run deep. Settlers first arrived in Statesville in 1753. Statesville’s rich soil and abundant wildlife drew these pilgrims from Read more about 7 Quick Facts About Statesville, North Carolina[…]