Historic buildings are being spruced up and given new life. Locally owned shops and restaurants are filling the storefronts. And art projects in a variety of forms are adding a splash of color to this revival, all of which is attracting new residents, entrepreneurs and retirees to the area.
“It’s an exciting time around here right now,” says Kimberly Van Dyk, planning and community revitalization director for the City of Wilson. “I see growth and increasing vitality. That feeling of revitalization is pretty powerful.”