LEXINGTON, NC -- A town known for it's barbecue is being recognized for something else.
"From my view as the city manager, I'd like for us to be known as innovative, progressive, you know," Alan Carson, the city manager, said. "But we'll take it."
Pure Wow said when they thought about North Carolina, they thought about Carolina barbecue (we can't blame them).
"Which lead me to Lexington since it's considered the BBQ capital of the state and home to this huge BBQ festival that draws in thousands of visitors from in and out of state," Pure Wow's travel editor said.
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"Between that and the fact the town is home to plenty of art and culture, vineyards, public parks and green spaces, it felt like it offered a little bit of everything for residents and visitors," the travel editor said.
Carson said he thinks the town's uptown, which has undergone renovations for the last 20 years, contributes to it's cute factor. That and the people, of course.
"It's the charm, it's the friendliness, it's the way people make you feel like you're a neighbor," he said.
Carson and Lexington residents hope the title is here to stay.
"You know hopefully we'll keep the cutest name title for quite some time in North Carolina," Carson said. "For a town of our size, right at 20,000, to compete with other towns. We think a lot of our town and it's good to know others think the same."
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