Johnston/So. Wake County

VOL15ISS1 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE—JOHNSTON/SOUTHERN WAKE COUNTIES NC | VOLUmE 15—ISSUE 1 29 holly sprinGs during Spring Fling (at Sugg Farm) is a favorite. "At least we call it an Easter egg 'hunt,' said Andrews. "It's really more of a stampede of little ones scurrying, or waddling, across the feld to pick up eggs laid in plain sight." In the summer months, free outdoor concerts at Holly Springs Cultural Center start the weekend of with music. Residents bring a chair or spread a blanket on the lawn and decompress to the sounds of blues, classic rock, country and other musical styles. The Cultural Center also hosts the annual four-day Holly Springs Community Arts Festival, a collaborative event between the Holly Springs Cultural Center and the Holly Springs Arts Council. The festival makes the arts accessible to the community through afordable or free art classes, art exhibits, vendor shows and performances. The Cultural Center is also home for ticketed musical, theatrical and comedy acts throughout the year. The town got on board the craft brew train when it held its frst Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival in 2014. The event featured more than 50 North Carolina breweries (two from Holly Springs), a dozen food trucks and bands. The town is proud of the local brewery, Bombshell Beer Company which is the state's frst female-owned brewery. Brew selections have enlightened names such as Perception Ale, Lost My Way IPA, Polished Pilsner and others. From May to October, friends and neighbors hang out and chew the fat at the town's award-winning farmers' market. One of the market's most popular events is the annual Chili Cook-Of in October. The town has come a long way from when there was only one place in town to eat—the bait shop-store-grill called Bud's. Today, residents have more than 40 places to eat with favors from around the world. Specialty shops serve ice cream, yogurt and a helping of convenience. Construction and infrastructure are credited with spurring commercial and residential growth. The completion of the extension of the Western Wake Expressway (I- 540) to Holly Springs has provided fast and convenient transportation access to Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the Research Triangle Park (both less than 30 minutes away), as well as to Fort Bragg. Revitalizations plans, development and expansions have spawned business development. The town completed a project in 2014 that links all town facilities with fber optics with enough available for lease to private companies for providing high-speed internet services. Shopping is easier and better than ever before. The second phase of Holly Springs Towne Center includes n upscale movie theater and other amenities. It's a great place to start a new life in Holly Springs, the town where everyone knows your name. [] L E G A C Y P A R T N E R S R E A LT Y Ready to Release Some Stress? Let us help. We promise to listen to what you want, match your sense of urgency and save you time and money. Team with over 30 years of experience! Katyna Bunn, Team Leader, ABR, CNE, E-pro 1.844.LP-REALTY |

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