Baby Names and Punchlines

  WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN My son, Evan, seems to know when one of my jokes are coming. He can sense the approach. He can spot the set-up a mile away. He knows the punchline isn’t far behind either. It … Continued

Key Lime Cake

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON Key lime pie is one of my favorites, so with spring finally here I thought some key lime would be tasty! …but I decided to do cake this time. By the way-this is a very moist cake. … Continued

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