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There’s Something Therapeutic About a Fire Pit

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN I used to dread winter. More specifically, I used to dread the time between the middle of January through the end...

Santa and the Little One

WORDS BY SHELTON FISHER Christmas Eve had fallen upon the Carolinas in the usual way. The McAdenville lights were still aglow and full of wonder...

Find Your Bliss This Christmas

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN We all have a Christmas story in us. For one kid, it all started with a triple dog dare. And the...

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...

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The Moon Rises Over Belmont

BELMONT, NORTH CAROLINA – On average, the moon sits a whopping 226,000 miles away from the Earth. But this autumn,...

Summer Peach Galette

This peach galettte is easier to make than a pie, and is a crispy, buttery summer treat! You can also use any...

Belmont Trolley rolling forward

The Belmont Trolley is full steam...

Caprese Salad Cocktail

This is a light, bright salad that is a hit especially at outdoor parties-and easy to prepare ahead.

Mike Strauss Band

Songwriting can seem like a solitary process at times, but I get the sense that putting songs together with other like-minded individuals is where the magic happens.