Jimmy Tomlin

Tomlin has been a features writer and columnist for the High Point Enterprise since 1990. His writing has won numerous state, regional, and national awards.

History

The History of Cheerwine

Its flavor is sweet, its color is red, and its history is inextricably intertwined with our own. At soda fountains and from vending machines, we grew up with it. This is our drink. But we’re happy to share it with the rest of the world.

Arts

The Tiniest Homes

After building a dollhouse with her grandchildren, a High Point woman decided to continue the craft — and created dozens of intricate, miniature homes.

May 2013

Fastest Monkey in the World

The biggest, tallest, truest tale in NASCAR history happened in 1953 on a half-mile dirt track in Hickory. A monkey named Jocko Flocko beat 26 other drivers to take home the checkered flag.

December 2012

The Story of Vicks VapoRub

We know it for its smell. We know it for its healing powers. Vicks VapoRub has been a household staple for a century, but the man who made it famous is still a mystery.

July 2012

Man With a Mission

“Why me, Lord? Why did You choose a farm boy from North Carolina to preach to so many people?” — Billy Graham

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