Hometown Pride with an original vibe. WRAL and Capitol B Creative Studios joined forces to create a platform to curate and celebrate stories told by the people who know North Carolina best — and who the rest of North Carolina should get to know.
Get to know more about the 500+ hometowns that dot our rolling landscape, from the mountains to the coast, and connect more deeply with stories from our state’s unique communities.
Inspiring stories of small businesses owners. Life-saving research happening in your backyard. Research initiatives dedicated to bettering the quality of life around the state. We’ve produced a collection of videos from hometowns across North Carolina, each telling the unique story of just some of the people and places that call our state home — and how they’re dedicated to shaping its bright future.
Hailed as the country’s “Original Washington,” Washington, NC is a waterfront town located just an hour and a half from the Triangle that offers outdoor recreation, small-town charm, and a rich history worth exploring.
North Carolina is ranked as one of the most active locations in the country for life sciences — NCBiotech helps to grow that reputation by connecting companies with a skilled workforce and connecting workers with in-demand training.
Located 45 minutes from the Triangle and positioned at the mid-point of Interstate 95 on the eastern seaboard, Nash County is all about small-town living without sacrificing big-city perks.
Hometown Carolina is all about discovering, connecting, and celebrating — and our partners help us do that through in-depth and collaborative storytelling campaigns, with pieces written by both our team and theirs. Each story we publish highlights an aspect of North Carolina that’s worth experiencing and the people who help make those experiences possible.
Browse some of our content galleries, and discover a few of the stories in our state that deserve to be told.