Got to be NC Festival

Got to be NC Festival

What do we want?! Local! When do we want it?! Now! In a world of foods of questionable origin, why go out of state when you’ve got fresh, NC agriculture right here in your own yard? The Got to be NC Festival highlights everything that is grown, raised, caught, and made right here in the Old […]

Hanging by a Thread

Hanging by a Thread

I’d like to say that this roller coaster I’ve been riding is fun, but I’d be telling ya’ a story. The truth is I’m exhausted and there is no relief in sight. The job? I like it so far. I’m overwhelmed, yet the job is interesting and I’m learning many new things. If I can […]

The Flying Pig, Asheboro, NC

The Flying Pig, Asheboro, NC

Do pigs really fly? Darned if I know, but at the The Flying Pig in Asheboro their signature Pig Wings did fly into my mouth. Not on their own, of course. With a little assist from my fork those tender, juicy and smothered pork shank angels danced across my tongue and right into my belly. […]

Tubb’s Shrimp & Fish Co., Florence, SC

Tubb’s Shrimp & Fish Co., Florence, SC

After a day of stalking alligators, osprey, and other wildlife at the Santee National Wildlife Refuge a girl can work up an appetite. Y’all know I like to eat and y’all know I try to avoid chain restaurants as much as possible, right? When presented with the typical Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, or Longhorn Steakhouse […]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

17 March 2017 There is something to be said for new beginnings. Sometimes starting something new is not a choice you made. Other times the change comes because you’ve made a choice. Today I’m mixed with happiness and excitement while at the same time I’m scared, nervous and sad. You see, today I gave my […]

Moores Creek National Battlefield

Moores Creek National Battlefield

As a young girl in PA I remember my dad dragging my mom and me off to historic sites across the area. My dad was a history buff, particularly military history such as the Revolutionary War, WWII, and Vietnam. PA and the mid-Atlantic region is full of historic sites – Valley Forge, Washington’s Crossing, Philly, […]

Artist Spotlight: Kitty Williamson

Artist Spotlight: Kitty Williamson

I strolled into the Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville on Fourth Friday and immediately noticed one of Kitty’s paintings, and another, and then another. What was missing was the artist herself. The studio is in an old brick building, which provides a beautiful canvas to display the paintings from all the featured artists. Dressed in […]

Back Road Trips: Randolph County, NC

Back Road Trips: Randolph County, NC

Recently, before the latest freeze, I went off exploring the back roads of Randolph County. A warm spring-like day is always perfect for a drive in the country. Randolph County reminds me of home: rolling hills, farms, barns, cows, and friendly folks. The mild winter confused the poor plant life here in the south and […]

Santee National Wildlife Refuge, Cuddo Unit, Summerton, SC

Santee National Wildlife Refuge, Cuddo Unit, Summerton, SC

Located only a few hours from the Sandhills of North Carolina in Summerton, South Carolina is the Santee National Wildlife Refuge. If you love nature and wildlife, this almost 8 acre drive has thrills around every turn. The Santee National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1941 along the shores of Lake Marion. The lake was […]

Wednesdays with Ouiser

Wednesdays with Ouiser

First, an introduction. A long time ago, thirteen and a half years ago in fact, in a makeshift pen at a place called PetSmart, my furever family found me. I was terrified, hunched over and quivering, the numerous loud barks piercing my ears. A soft voice called to me but I ignored it. So much […]