Clay - I live in Charlotte, about 90 minutes south of Winston-Salem. I was born in W-S, and your friendly local Knife Reviews Forum moderator (Dexter) currently lives there.
This is race weekend down here. The NASCAR boys will be tearing up the track (GO 24!). I'll be spending a good portion of the w/e at the track.
I've been to Roan Mt., but remember nothing about it. I was in elementary school, and to be perfectly honest, my younger partying days have sapped a lot of my memory.
I do remember a great pizza joint in JC though - Greg's Pizza had the best stuff around.
Have a great trip.