Love for Community

Johnston Casuals spotlights local sites around our

home in Wilkes County, North Carolina

The Blue Ridge Artisan Center

The Artisan Café

The Blue Ridge Artisan Center and The Artisan Café are both found inside “The 1915 Historic Federal Courthouse and Post Office” located at 201 West Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC.

The building hosts weddings, special events and live music on weekends.

Tuesday through Saturday, The Blue Ridge Artisan Center is open to the public as a specialty retail store, featuring works by artists and craftspeople from this region of North Carolina.

The Artisan Café is a great coffee shop and eatery with locally sourced foods and an ideal atmosphere. Come visit with friends or just pop in for a quick gourmet coffee.

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Dooley's Grill and Tavern

Dooley’s has become one of the community’s go to places for delicious burgers and a range of tasty spirits. Outside Dooley’s, a large number of café tables enable the bar to entertain dozens of customers. Throughout the year, downtown events bring music and activity to the street. The extensive menu at Dooley’s is wildly diverse, offering a little something for every taste.

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Anchor Coffee

Anchor Coffee is one of our favorite local spots for delicious, fresh coffee prepared by expert baristas. They offer special custom blends and sell an assortment of hard to find beans from around the world. Their downtown location near a popular walking trail attracts business people and health conscious customers.



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The Copper Barrel

The Copper Barrel is a relatively new local attraction that celebrates our storied local history with crafting moonshine.  Their award-winning spirits are made from ingredients provided by nearby North Carolina farms & mills.

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The 50's Snack bar

A local favorite in downtown Wilkesboro, The 50’s Snack Bar has been satisfying customers for years with its tasty food, small town charm and welcoming atmosphere.

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The Wilkesboro Court House

The historic Wilkesboro Court House – Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Built in 1903, the building now contains the Wilkes Heritage Museum with
a number of amazing exhibits and the grounds have now been updated to host
community events.

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The Wilkesboro Court House

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

200 W Cowles St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Built in 1848, the church possesses a number of Gothic features, such as lancet arched windows and doors, and a steep gable roof.

Shown above is the church’s outdoor chapel located next to the graveyard. The floor is a labyrinth constructed of intricately laid brick patterned after the labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France. The area is open to the community as a place to visit, pray and quiet the mind.

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The Watson Mural

The Watson Mural – Wilkesboro, North Carolina

The giant, colorful mural shows Doc Watson playing a guitar
along with depictions of local sites, such as Stone Mountain,
W. Kerr Scott Dam and the Yadkin River.

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The Moravian Falls

The Moravian Falls – Moravian Falls, North Carolina

This beautiful 35 ft. tall waterfall cascades down two separate
steps as the Moravian Creek heads into the Yadkin River.

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The Liberty Theater

The Liberty Theater – 816 Main Street, North

Wilkesboro, North Carolina

An integral part of the North Wilkeboro community since
1946, when it was rebuilt from the remains of the Orpheum
Theatre that had been lost to a fire.

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