Looking For The Christmas Spirit

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN Every year it happens. We look for the Christmas spirit. We search far and wide to feel the way we are supposed to feel. After all, Andy Williams does tell us, “It’s the most wonderful time … Continued

Kid Logic And Fresh Apples

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It’s funny what you think is true as a kid and what is actually true. As a kid, I used to wonder who had the job of turning off the ocean at night. Not the entire … Continued

Gaston County’s Unwritten Rules

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN When you’ve been around for more than 100 years, you tend to get a little stuck in your ways. After all, it’s worked for you this long, why bother changing? That’s the story of Tony’s Ice … 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