Business North Carolina’s April 2021 magazine spotlights the state’s robust golf industry including annual Top 100 Golf Course ranking from the N.C. Golf Panel. Other stories describe the U.S. Golf Assocation’s expansion in Pinehurst, the increasingly scientific approach to golf club fitting and story of four twentysomethings who took a cross-country trip to play 50 courses in 50 states in 50 days. The magazine also features a story on Avery County, where nine private golf communities make up nearly half of the mountain county’s tax base. Another feature explains the economic revival occuring in Rockingham County after expansions by Nestle Purina, Pella Windows and other manufacturers. Don’t miss the Town Square story about Kinston, home to the famed The Chef & Farmer restaurant and many great NBA basketball stars.