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Fresh From The Furniture Market

WRITTEN BY NAN BRIDGEMAN I have returned from the spring furniture market and my mind is brimming with fresh ideas. When I go to market,...

Grandmother Wilson’s Pecan Pie

By David Hamrick Some of our favorite recipes are favorites because they taste great, or because they are easy, and sometime because of where they...

One Man’s Legacy

By David Hamrick Most of us don’t think a lot about leaving a legacy, if we think about it at all. But one former Gastonia...

Cooking With Glenn: Tortilla Soup

By Glenn Sawyer I was on the Blue Ridge Parkway the other day just to soak in the change in season. As we drove from...

Cooking With Glenn: Spinach and Feta Stuffed Pork

The odd weather of August has put me in the mood for fall. Well, actually I’m always ready for fall; I’m ready for soups, hot...

Chinese Lanterns!

Late last month, nearly a dozen artists made the 8,000-mile journey from Zigong in China’s Sichuan Province to Gaston County. They traded Southeast Asia’s...

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage Soup

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON Saint Patrick’s Day is the 17th of March, and even if you’re not Irish, this hearty soup is sure to please. This...

Belmont Is Blooming

Rooted in community spirit, a new tradition is about to bloom in Belmont. For more than a year, city of Belmont staff...

March Into Spring

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN March. We finally made it. It’s a month that is all about forward progress. After all, it’s in the name. We are...

3 Ways to Freshen Up Your House For The New Year

WORDS BY BRIE HAYES There’s a running joke in my family that as soon as the presents are opened on Christmas morning, I’m...

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON Now that it’s finally cold, red beans and rice are a great winter meal sure to warm you up! This recipe is...