The home to one of two surviving Moravian communities in the country, and the Old Salem historical district is literally a 18th-Century town in the middle of the city.
Still very much a small southern town; city government has a fear of expansion and growth, and the "good old boys" still run things.
I was in Winston-Salem and I nearly hit the Pink Bike Lady.
Medium-sized city home to Wachovia, Reynolds America, a lot of retired people in the arts, Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Hanes Brands, and of course: Krispy Kreme.
Would be WAY cooler if Greensboro didn't exist.
-Nah Bro, you gotta fly in to Greensboro.
-Gah. I hate Greensboro.
"By the way, keep your windows up downtown or you'll get shot by a banger or accosted by some cripple selling the paper.