A Christmas tree has always been the cornerstone of my holiday experience. My family had a tradition of purchasing our tree from the local Optimist Club who set up a camper in the parking lot of Bi-Lo. Read more


The festival runs July 6-7 with 35 music and dance competitions. Read more


Buckeyes and boiled peanuts

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

Superstition and innovation—the delicate dance between the two just about sums up our region in a nutshell. Actually, make that two nutshells: that of the buckeye, and also the boiled peanut, a soft and salty snack. Read more