The companies below were featured in the “Made in NC” section of the October 2016 issue. Visit their sites to learn more and shop local.

Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts

A&B Milling Company proudly presents Aunt Ruby’s peanut products and gifts from North Carolina’s historic Halifax County, one of the largest peanut producing counties in the state. Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts have been pleasing generations of peanut lovers for more than 50 years.

Visit Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts website to learn more and shop their variety of products.


In today’s world of ever-changing technology and machine-made “sameness,” the consumer goods Echoview creates in their state-of-the-art fiber mill and on their farm stand out because they don’t look and feel like anything else. Echoview lives up to the time-honored tradition of innovative manufacturing.

Visit Echoview’s website to learn more about their environmentally-conscious company and products, from warm socks to cozy blankets.

Hickory Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rooted in Hickory since 1931, Alex Lee Inc., parent company to Lowes Foods and MDI, is committed to bringing community back to the table by providing customers with the freshest and most innovative products from local suppliers, including Olde Hickory Brewery and Foothills Distillery.

Visit to learn more about what Hickory Metro CVB has to offer.

Miss Angel’s Heavenly Pies, Inc.

Home of the Moonshine Pie, this bakery in Mount Airy is the “Best Kept Secret in the South.” Their baking is done the old fashioned way — from scratch — using the finest ingredients, including fruit and berries straight from Miss Angel’s 52-acre farm and orchard.

Visit to learn more and shop a variety of fresh pies and baked goods.

Pinehurst Pottery

Located in the Village of Pinehurst, Seagrove Pottery of the Sandhills gallery features work by 20 of the finest potters in Seagrove and across the state. You’ll find the diverse styles and techniques of Seagrove, as well as handcrafted utilitarian, decorative, and museum quality pottery.

Visit to learn more and to shop from a variety of pottery collections.

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