During World War 11, Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville served as the segregated training camp for the first African-American Marines. The Marine Corps was the last branch of the military to accept African-Americans. The Montford Camp Marines broke down racial barriers for future African-American recruits.
Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD) has operated a shelter with a drug rehabilitation program, a food pantry, a clothing closet, and a community cafeteria for more than 30 years. Every day UMD serves three meals with the help of volunteers.
F.A.R.M. Café is redefining the perceptions of soup kitchens. Located in downtown Boone, customers pay extra to cover the cost of someone else’s lunch. Some volunteer for an hour and receive lunch for free or at a reduced cost.
Inside The Speedway Club is a mashup of fine dining and rowdy NASCAR enthusiasts. Located six stories above the 1.5-mile quad oval racetrack, the members only restaurant offers endless variety with a different menu every day.
Located in Wilson, The Beefmastor Inn – which only has 10 tables -- serves 700 pounds of rib eye a week. While diners wait for a table, they tailgate in the parking lot while traffic flies by on Interstate 95.