Found a great B&M
I live in the Raleigh Durham area of North Carolina and as a relatively new cigar smoker my main sources for sticks locally were either JR's in Burlington, my local cigar/cigarette/lottery ticket store staffed by drunk teenagers or buffoons and the overpriced and understocked tinderbox stores in the local malls. Today I found a great place in Cary called Tobacconists of Cary. The owner bought the place about a month ago and it had apparently been an appalling place. Basically a fly by night cigar/cigarette store which had become something of a joke. I went to their website today thinking it would be another disappointment and saw that he had some decent brands so I ventured a phone call and found out the brands he had listed were just the tip of the iceberg. I asked him if he carried RP, Gurkha, Cain (as these were brands NO one seems to carry in this area) and he said he had them all and more. I made me way to his store and I have to tell you I walked into the humidor and nearly wept. Great selection, excellent knowledge of the industry and looks like a pretty decent clientele of cigar folks that I plan to get to know better. So if you live in the area and haven't checked them out please do!