'Hello NC: Stories from Main Street' Podcast Highlights North Carolina Main Street Towns


A new podcast from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources aims to highlight North Carolina's amazing rural and small-town appeal. 

“Hello NC: Stories from Main Street” is part of the department’s Hello North Carolina initiative. Hello NC celebrates the people, culture, and stories of rural North Carolina through local voices and rich media. This multi-faceted initiative showcases stories about the diversity, traditions and richness of small towns and rural life. 

DNCR Marketing Team member Karl Galloway hosts the podcast, which spotlights the residents, customs and culture of the communities surrounding designated Main Street towns in North Carolina. It focuses on hometown heroes and rural heritage, including foods, crafts, music and traditions. The stories represent the unique natural beauty and cherished culture of each community. 

“We’re talking with North Carolinians about life on Main Street in our state’s rural communities and small towns,” Galloway said. “Across North Carolina, communities have used the Main Street Approach to transform their economies, leverage local assets, and improve overall quality of life.” 

Each episode also features a companion article for listeners to learn more about the people who make our main streets so special. The companion articles can be found at https://medium.com/hellonc/tagged/main-street

The first episodes are available at https://anchor.fm/hellonc, and across all major audio streaming platforms.