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7 Fun Day Trips from Gaston County

From the NC wine country, to wet and wild water parks, here are 7 day trips when you just need a change of scenery!...

December 2018

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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...

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Milk Bread-Coronavius Comfort Food

Try this at home! Nothing is quite as comforting as freshly baked bread. And milk bread is...

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...