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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...

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,...

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...

Summer Beach Vacations: Catching Memories When The Fish Don’t Bite

WORDS & PHOTOS BY BEN DUNGAN There are two kinds of vacations: there is the go-see-do kind and then you have the don’t-do-jack kind. I...

Home Is Where Your Morning Mug Is

WRITTEN BY BEN DUNGAN / PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICK HAITHCOX People love coffee. Or maybe they love what coffee does, rather than what actually coffee is. Let’s face...

Slow Down, See More

WRITTEN BY BEN DUNGAN / PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEXANDRA LOVE I was told the other day that I drive like an old man. Which may be...

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Old Trucks & Air Conditioning

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It was completed in 1985, but they sold it as a “1986 model”. I didn’t get it until 1993 - the...

Make Your Home Your Happy Space During Quarantine!

WORDS BY BRIE HAYES Now perhaps more than ever our homes have become our sanctuaries. Our normally busy lives have slowed down and...

Mother’s Day…& Burger Nuggets

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN The fact that National Burger Month and Mother’s Day share the same month is purely acoincidence. If it were up to...

Dilling Heating & Cooling Celebrates New Location!

We talked recently with Michael Gulledge, co-owner and president of Dilling Heating & Cooling, at their brand new location just above Target...

Strawberry Muffins With Sweet Crumb Topping

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON These strawberry muffins are perfect. The muffins are packed full of the perfect strawberry bites, and are delicious for breakfast, brunch, or...