The Home of Eastern S
North Carolina barbecue is some of the tastiest in the country, if not the world. Goldsboro is one of the best places to find Eastern Style Barbecue, which lacks the red sauce of other barbecue styles. Plenty of flavor is added by the various hardwoods used to smoke the whole hogs, as well as the vinegar-based sauce. Wilber's Barbecue, located on Highway 70 just Southeast of downtown Greensboro, is the perfect place to try this Southern delicacy. First opened in 1962, Wilber's is considered a North Carolina institution, serving such prestigious barbecue fans as presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
The Railroad and Gree
In the early days of Goldsborough, the railroad was king. In fact, the town is named for Major Matthew T. Goldsborough, an engineer along the line. What began in 1840 as a hotel built at the intersection of New Bern Road and the freshly constructed W&W Railroad, became a bustling hub for agricultural products and passengers. During the Civil War, the railroad became indispensable to the war effort and was even attacked by Union forces in the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge. The Union managed to destroy the bridge and break the line that day, but it was rebuilt within weeks.