Band Together to Fight Hunger

On Saturday, June 1, Band Together NC will host a night of rock and roll and social change.

The upcoming concert will feature St. Paul and the Broken Bones, a retro-soul group from Birmingham, Ala., that appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Concertgoers will be able to experience... Read More

Road Trip: Scenic (and Cool) Mountain Hikes

Even though the calendar says it’s spring, this Memorial Day weekend will feel more like the beginning of summer. With temperatures forecast in the 90s, it might be a good time to head to the mountains for a few days. You’ll find cooler air, breathtaking views and, at the end of a scenic hike, a... Read More

Enjoy the Sweet Life at Cheerwine Festival

If you are a fan of the “Nectar from North Carolina,” head to Salisbury, N.C., this weekend for the annual Cheerwine Festival.

Just a two-hour drive away, downtown Salisbury will host the free event on Saturday, May 18, from noon to 10 p.m. You can browse local craft vendors and artisan booths, grab some food... Read More

The Company Women

Seeing a need and filling it. That’s the key to any successful business. But for three local female entrepreneurs it also took a leap of faith, long hours and the right team.

Stacy Shannon wanted to give parents a safe transportation option for their kids. B.A. Eagles knew homeowners would appreciate a contractor who understood... Read More

Food & Dining

Restaurant Profile: G.58 Cuisine

If you’re looking for an upscale dining experience that’s guaranteed to make a lasting impression, G.58 Cuisine in Morrisville will not disappoint.

It’s difficult to determine if people come to the restaurant for the delectable modern Chinese fare or for the breathtakingly stylish surroundings. Most likely it’s a bit of both. G.58 serves as an... Read More

Liquid Assets: Bourbon Whiskey by Old Nick Williams Co.

As I’ve noted before, bourbon can be made anywhere in the United States. In fact, North Carolina has been making bourbon since the U.S. was founded. Old Nick Williams Co. calls itself “America’s Most Famous Forgotten Distillery” — and for good reason.

The deep roots of North Carolina whiskey began when the original Williams Distillery... Read More

Home & Garden

Carolina Reaper: Hottest of the Hot

When it comes to peppers, many adventuresome gardeners seek out the hottest of the hot. The temptation draws them like moths to flames, and possessing a pepper with such ultimate scorch equates to having a rock star growing in the veggie patch.

Currently, the pepper that resides on top of the molten heap is ‘Carolina... Read More

Five Low-Maintenance Plants for a Beautiful Garden

Choosing native plants is the best way to provide your garden with natural beauty as well as keep you from spending all of your free time tending to your flowers. There are plenty of native plants that will not only thrive in the North Carolina climate but also provide your home with plenty of gorgeous... Read More

We Love

Petal Power

“Florals, for spring? Groundbreaking.”

Miranda Priestly from “The Devil Wears Prada” may have been skeptical of florals resurging each spring, but we sure aren’t. Bring on the blooms, the brights, and by all means ladies, go get yourself a jumpsuit.

“Every gal needs a pair of paper bag waist pants in her life — the... Read More

We Love! January/February 2019

We Love! January/February 2019

1. Out to Dry Add a pop of color to your kitchen or bathroom with these fun hand towels from Swagger, $14.95 each. swaggergifts.com

2. Olive the Accessories Complete your favorite winter outfit with this trendy and durable hobo bag, printed coin purse and beaded tassel necklace from The Perfect Piece; hobo... Read More