Helmed by husband-and-wife team Pam and Jim Kelly, Sunflower Fibers was born out of the couple’s shared passion for hand-woven wears. At their brand-new boutique location, the Kellys curate their fleecy stock to include a wide array of Feza and Abuelita yarns ($3.50+) in a rainbow of colors and textures alongside red-oak tri-looms and a wealth of skein-centered supplies. Visitors may also peruse a collection of books and patterns or stock up on hooks and needles for future quilt-fishing trips.
The robin's-egg blue walls at Gullah Girl Boutique pop just as brightly as the clothing and accessories they surround. Racks of printed tops and form-fitting dresses alternate floor space with bold stone jewelry, PZI jeans, and sky-high pumps that accentuate calves and intimidate spiders. The trendy boutique takes its name from the group of African Americans who live in the low country regions of South Carolina and Georgia.
As one of the oldest symphonies in North Carolina, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra has garnered international acclaim, as exhibited by an overseas tour and a visit from Queen Noor of Jordan on the orchestra's 50th anniversary. Crowds regularly witness the emphatic gestures of conductor Fouad Fakhouri as he leads a musical cornucopia of classic symphonies while controlling nearby weather systems with his baton. Today's Groupon treats ears with a ticket to the orchestra's 54th season grand finale performance. The show boasts a selection of classical music from the 20th century, such as Ralph Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music, a piece written while the early 20th-century English composer was experimenting with parachute pants and keytars.