Parting Thoughts: Summer In A Jar

WORDS BY HEATHER MCCONNELL BROWN With the end of summer upon us, I started thinking about why this season means so much to everyone. Of course, for some of us…me included, summer is a time off from school, a time … Continued

Smokehouse Ribs On The Big Green Egg

WRITTEN BY RICK HAITHCOX Select a nice couple racks of pork ribs from your local grocer. Remove the membranes and cut racks in 1/2. The membranes are on the back side of the ribs (bone side). Use a spoon to … Continued

Music For Life Begins At Howren Music

WRITTEN BY DAVID HAMRICK We are talking today with Dennis Howren, owner of Howren Music in Gastonia. GA: Dennis, how long have you guys been in Gastonia-what’s your history? Dennis: My dad taught instrumental music at Belmont Central High School. … Continued

Hot Dogs: Love At First Bite

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN I miss cable TV sometimes. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t miss the cable bill at all. However, I do miss the aimlessly clicking around, channel after channel, with the hopes of stumbling on something interesting … Continued