Diane Summerville

Diane Summerville is a former editor of Our State magazine and writer for the News & Record. She now owns New Day Transitions Senior Move Management in Greensboro.


Southern Favorites

Cynthia Carroll of New Hill started cooking because she saw that it’s one way the women in her family show their love. She then followed her love of cooking into a career.

April 2011

284 Garden Road

Sisters Frances Love and Betty Klavins know their childhood on the Penderlea Homestead in Pender County gave them many advantages. They produced Recipes and Remembrances as a tribute.


A Part of Our Story

Most of this month’s cookbooks are no longer available, the last ones sold long ago to support a ministry or buy a bus. Their value now is in the memories they hold.


Old South Comfort Food

As soon as she saw her mother’s well-used cookbook, Gail Cauble Gurley knew she wanted to preserve it as a link to a childhood she remembers fondly.

January 2011

The Mountain Doctor

As soon as he arrived in Balsam Grove, Dr. Gaine Cannon knew he could make a difference in the isolated community desperate for medical care.

June 2010

Ready to Ride

Bikes line up for fun and a good cause with the Scoot-n-Hoot Poker Run in Iredell County.