• Culture,  Lifestyle

    Something Old, Something New.

    I read a post on Instagram the other day and the there were two pictures of Case pocket knives and the author went on to explain that these were his Father’s and Grandfather’s knives and case was all the only brand they would carry. I had to smile as I too have my Father’s and Grandfather’s Case knives.…

  • Bookshelf

    Southern Literature to Cozy Up With

    As winter sets in, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book. And if you’re looking for some captivating stories that will transport you to the charming and haunting world of the South, you’re in luck! Try a book on this list of must-read Southern literature that will surely make you feel right at home.…

  • Culture,  Food

    Eating in the New Year

    By Robbie Perdue As the clock strikes midnight and the calendar turns to January 1st, a unique aroma fills Southern kitchens. It’s a scent that heralds prosperity and good fortune, a tradition steeped in history and hope: the cooking of black-eyed peas and collard greens for New Year’s Day. The roots of this Southern tradition run as deep as the history…

  • Culture,  Food

    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…

  • 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…

  • Lifestyle

    Christmas Town U.S.A.

    Experience the magic of the holiday season in McAdenville, NC, also known as Christmas Town USA! Take a stroll through the enchanting light displays, feel the warmth of the community, and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

  • Hunting,  Lifestyle

    Dad’s Old Hunting Coat

    One of my fondest childhood memories is the elated look on my dad’s face when he returned from the woods after his latest hunt. He knew his land in northeastern Pennsylvania well, having grown up there, and he loved every inch of it. As the weather turned cold, and the small-game season started, Dad would walk through...

  • Spirits,  Hunting,  Lifestyle,  Bookshelf

    Holiday Guide 2023

    Introducing our exclusive Holiday Gift Guide, carefully curated to bring joy and delight to your loved ones this festive season. From thrilling adventures to cozy comforts, we’ve handpicked the perfect gifts across five distinct categories to make your holiday shopping a breeze.

  • Hunting

    Gun Dogs

    When Ruddy climbed into the deer stand he sat heavily like an old man and did not move for several moments. The quiet of the woods settled upon him like one of his Great Aunts hand stitched quilts. The Great Horned Owl called out “Hoo HooHoooooo HooHoo”. Farther down the hardwood grove by the mill creek another...