Lexington, NC Barbecue Turns 100 Years Old

What cannot be disputed (if you’re a native North Carolinian) is that Lexington, North Carolina is the Barbecue Capital of the world. For North Carolinians, barbecue (BBQ) is a sacred culinary tradition. What also must be understood, if you aren’t from around these parts, is that the best Barbecue comes from “joints [...]

2019-12-18T14:41:32-05:00December 17th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure|

High Country Geared for Winter

For the 2019/20 ski season, Beech Mountain has placed into service major upgrades to their snowmaking system. “Snowmaking is the backbone of our business and we’re always focused on ways to increase output,” said resort general manager Ryan Costin. Additionally, for night skiers and snowboarders, they have added 17 light towers with 34 LED slope lights. This year Sugar [...]

2019-12-12T16:26:27-05:00December 12th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

Salad Days

After retirement, Doug Calaway found a new calling in hydroponic farming. Retirement - or at least the traditional definition of it - is not on Doug Calaway’s radar. He’s been called a serial entrepreneur. Business is in his blood. Calaway graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida [...]

2019-03-27T14:45:12-04:00March 25th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure|

The National Park System

The United States created the world’s first national park on March 1, 1872, when President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation setting aside Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Before the century was out, the country had four more parks – General Grant (now Kings Canyon), Sequoia, and Yosemite in California, and Mount Rainier in Washington. By that time the idea [...]

2019-03-11T12:14:05-04:00March 11th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure|

Creative Power

Debbie and Jerry McDaniel are finding the key to happiness in their retirement By Jason Schneider Debbie and Jerry McDaniel knew that when they retired, they wanted to build their dream house. “It was all part of our retirement plan,” says Jerry. “We had been in our house for 38 years, and we wanted to build our dream house. [...]

2019-01-21T12:08:19-05:00January 15th, 2019|Arts & Culture, Recreation & Leisure|

Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Fifteen

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame inducted 15 outstanding North Carolina sports figures into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2018 at its 55th annual induction ceremony at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday, May 4. Established in 1963 and located at the North Carolina Museum of History, it has 338 members. A brief biography of [...]

2018-08-14T13:59:32-04:00July 12th, 2018|Recreation & Leisure|
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