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Summer Only Lasts A Season

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It happened one day a few weeks ago. I woke up one Sunday morning to the news that my beloved Dairy...

Three Things To Consider Before You Paint

WORDS BY BRIE HAYES Full disclosure: I am obsessed with paint. Right now, there are over forty tester pots in my garage and well over...

Tired of eating the same old, same old? 6 Gaston County Ethnic Restaurants to try…

Back in the day, the only restaurant choices in Gaston county were Greek family fare, hamburgers, fish camp, or barbecue. I like them all,...

Parting Thoughts: Trailers, Tempers, and Burning Rage

WORDS BY DAVID HAMRICK I’ll just go ahead and confess; I’ve lived in a trailer. Never mind that it was on a private estate and I...

Pasta Alla Vodka

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON Pasta alla vodka is one of my favorite dishes. Here’s a recipe that you can make at home that will easily rival...

Returning Home After Coming Of Age

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN I was told recently by my sister-in-law that you can’t quote a movie if you haven’t seen it. In that moment,...

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And then one day, you’re wearing a vest…

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It was a fall day, but an unseasonably warm fall day at that. The low wasn’t that low, and the high temperature...

Think Big – Shop Small. Shop Downtown Belmont!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY (November 30) Downtown Belmont will be OPEN FOR BUSINESS for Small Business Saturday...

Decorating Your Home For The Holidays

WORDS BY BRIE HAYES If you’re anything like me, when this time of the year rolls around, the thought of decorating for the holidays brings...

Mount Holly’s 2nd Annual Lantern Parade was a Huge Success!

Despite some intermittent sprinkles of rain, Mount Holly's 2nd annual Lantern Parade went off without a hitch. Up from 200 lanterns last...

Three Myths About Interior Designers

WORDS BY BRIE HAYES There’s no doubt that we are living in a DIY “golden age”, but there is a valid reason why there are...