Easy Crock-Pot Chicken & Dumplings

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON I’ve heard it said that even if you could have steak everyday, some days you just want a hot dog…or a veggie burger. Here’s an easy crock-pot chicken and dumplings recipe that will warm your bones on … Continued

Local Craft Spirits

  WORDS BY DAVID HAMRICK Unless you have been living under a rock, you have noticed the proliferation of craft breweries and distilleries in recent years. Gaston County has been a little slow to join the movement in a major way, … Continued

Double Chocolate Cake With Raspberry Filling

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON This recipe makes a large 2 layer cake, or an even taller (smaller) 3-layer cake- depending on pan size (see instructions below). It turns out to be a very moist chocolate cake with a rich chocolate ganache … Continued

Sniffling, Sneezing…Cold Season

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN In the previous three winters, I have had two colds. Do the math – that means one entire winter season, I went cold-free. That also means I went an entire year without having to scour the … Continued

Old Man River…The Catawba

WORDS BY DAVID HAMRICK A lot of you drive over the Catawba River every day and probably don’t give it much thought. Or maybe you catch a glimpse of the fall foliage or the steam rising from the river some summer … Continued