Susan Stafford Kelly was raised in Rutherfordton. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill and earned a Master of Fine Arts from Warren Wilson College. She is the author of Carolina Classics, a collection of essays that have appeared in Our State, and five novels: How Close We Come, Even Now, The Last of Something, Now You Know, and By Accident. Susan has three grown children and lives in Greensboro with her husband, Sterling.
At first, many Gate City residents didn’t know what to make of Reubens and Rachels or lox and bagels. Forty-five years later, they wouldn’t want their beloved local deli to change a thing — and its owners are happy to oblige.
These working farms produce fruits, vegetables, herbs, and livestock — and set the stage for unforgettable life celebrations. This month, we trade the ballroom for the barn with nine inspiring places for a party.
Generations of Marines have come through Jacksonville en route to battles near and far, as well as on their way to careers, some lengthy and some tragically brief. In the city’s Lejeune Memorial Garden, memories of their heroism live on.