Wow. I live in Durham, so it's about 3 hours away. Seems like it might be worth a day trip.
My Mum drives down from Maine to visit once or twice a year, and every time, she goes to Mary Jo's and loads up. Fabrics that cost her $14 a yard at the quilt shop she works at, she can get for $6/yd. There are some seriously good deals on high quality fabrics.
They have a huge collection of vintage reproduction print fabrics, and more batiks than you can imagine. I have a weakness for batiks. I sound like a sales person - I swear I don't work there! But maybe I ought, just for the employee discount!!! Between the discount and the paycheck, I might break even with my crafting. Or not.