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The Most Patriotic Man in North Carolina

Americans love Old Glory. We proudly wave it, pledge our allegiance to it, and honor it as often as possible. But no one loves our flag more than John Andringa.
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Posted in Military, November 2013 | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

The Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia

Demands for higher pay and a 40-hour workweek ignite a furor in Gastonia in 1929.
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Posted in Business & Politics, February 2014, History & Religion, Western N.C. | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fresh, Fried, & Familiar: Fish Camps in Gaston County

In Gaston County on Friday night, if you’re not feasting on catfish, hush puppies, and slaw in a fish camp — you’re probably waiting in line to get in.
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Posted in Dining, Piedmont, September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Page Turners

The Thursday Afternoon Book Club of Kings Mountain celebrates a century of reading and culture.
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Posted in Books, March 2013, Piedmont | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hell and High Water

The flood of 1916 broke every record in the book. The death and destruction it caused in Western North Carolina defined flooding for an entire generation of survivors, and their stories live on nearly 100 years later.
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Posted in February 2013, Western N.C. | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

The Lights of McAdenville

A half-century ago, residential goodwill and the generosity of a local textile mill owner put this little Gaston County town in the Christmas spotlight.
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Posted in December 2012, Piedmont | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Crossroads Cafe

In a community so small it lacks its own ZIP code, residents find identity at Byrum’s.
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Posted in Dining, November 2012, Piedmont | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Oyster Supper Spread

In Cherryville, a cookbook preserves history through families and food.
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Posted in October 2012, Recipes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment


Pam Perkins tells you what to do during a visit to Gastonia – and where to get the best fried chicken she’s ever eaten!
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Spreading his Gospel

A Gaston County disc jockey works to revive beach music.
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Posted in July 2012, Music | Tagged , , | 5 Comments