If you haven't checked out Here We Grow at herewegrownc.org, you're missing out on North Carolina's best local economic development stories. In Murphy, it's one of community spirit over efforts to reactivate an area rail line. Thousands of people, making up a crowd that actually charted with Guiness World Records, convened at a Murphy event called "Calling the Train Home" to show the popularity of the idea. Recognizing how beneficial an excursion train is to the local economies of nearby Bryson City, N.C. and Blue Ridge, Ga., Murphy officials believe it would be a game changer for their already-vibrant local economy. "We have so many positive things happening in our town right now, and a lot of people are behind that success," Mayor Rick Ramsey said. "It’s something we will continue to build on.” Meanwhile on Here We Grow, Fayetteville and Burlington discuss their sports-venue endeavors with historical renovations and new construction, and Williamston -- named the state's first Audubon Certified Sustainable Community -- tells us about the work that went into a mile-long trail connecting the historic downtown to the Roanoke River and associated sites. Not just inviting to healthy lifestyles, it's been great for economic development as well. These stories and so many more add up for North Carolina. Take a look. What story does your community have to tell? Here We Grow isn't complete without it. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details and login information. The site is free for League-member municipalities and is boosted in partnership with WRAL TechWire.