Remembering Austin

WRITTEN BY NAZRUL & TAMMY CHOWDHURY Austin’s Story At the age of 24, opioids stole our son. Austin was a wonderful young man. He was openhearted and generous, with a deep commitment to social justice and an optimism that saw … Continued

Darrell Scott Is A Modern Day Troubadour

WRITTEN BY DAVID HAMRICK Darrell Scott will be preforming at the Lost Hollow Music Fest at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Sunday, October 14th. We caught up with Darrell as he was between gigs in his camper, with his dogs in … Continued

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