• Food,  Culture

    Southern Desserts: The Real Holiday Playoff

    The holidays are a time for gathering with loved ones, enjoying the company of family and friends, and, of course, indulging in an array of delectable treats. In the South, the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the presence of mouthwatering desserts that have become a cherished tradition. Let’s combine that with another cherished tradition during this time of the year, playoffs!

  • Culture,  Bookshelf

    North Carolina’s Deadliest Train Crash: 80 Years Later

    December 16, 2023, marks the 80th anniversary of the Rennert railroad accident, a tragic event that occurred in Rennert, North Carolina. This devastating incident, which remains the deadliest train crash in North Carolina’s history, claimed the lives of 74 individuals when the northbound Tamiami Champion collided with the derailed rear three cars of its southbound counterpart.

  • Culture,  Lifestyle

    The Winchester Model 1873: 150 Years Later

    In the pivotal year of 1873, history witnessed the birth of an icon that would forever change the landscape of American firearms. The Winchester Model 1873, dubbed “The Gun That Won the West,” emerged as a revolution in design, function, and cultural impact. As we celebrate its 150th anniversary, we delve into the extraordinary story of…

  • Culture,  Food

    The Intricate Connection Between African Food and Southern Culture

    When it comes to the diverse and vibrant tapestry of American cuisine, few regions captivate the culinary imagination quite like the American South. Deep-rooted in history and enriched by the influences of various cultures, the Southern culinary tradition owes much of its character and flavor to the significant contributions of African cuisine. From mouthwatering dishes to cherished cooking techniques, the…

  • Culture

    Remembering Explorer: David Livingstone

    May 1, 2023, marked the 150th anniversary of the passing of one of history’s most iconic explorers, David Livingstone. Livingstone’s remarkable life and daring expeditions continue to inspire adventurers and scholars alike. In this article, we pay tribute to the legendary explorer, shedding light on his extraordinary achievements and the enduring legacy he left behind. Born on…

  • Food,  Spirits,  Culture

    The Revival of Jimmy Red

    For almost 100 years James Island, located just south of Charleston, South Carolina, was the source of a high quality white corn liquor, also known as moonshine. The source of the product was a strain of corn brought to the area around 1910 by Richard Humphries from Screven, Georgia. He claimed the corn was used by Native…

  • Culture

    Bath, North Carolina

    Bath is town in my home County of Beaufort and is located approximately 17 miles from my hometown Washington, North Carolina. Bath was founded in 1705 and was the first capitol in North Carolina. Bath is steeped in history, going back to its early days in the original thirteen colonies. The most famous personality in Bath’s long..

  • Culture

    A Tar Heel Aboard Titanic

    Twenty years ago, then North Carolina Governor Mike Easley declared November 24, 2003, Oscar Scott Woody Day. The day was set aside to honor someone that few people in North Carolina had heard of. Someone whose life probably would not have made it into the pages of history had it not been for the fateful night of…

  • Culture

    For Love of Poetry

    Poetry has the magical power to evoke emotions, capture complex feelings, and reflect Society’s ever changing values. With its rhythmic words and vivid imagery, poetry can capture stories and explore the beauty of everyday life unlike any other art form.