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Shop Local at the Statesville Artisan & Crafters’ Expo

The Spring 2016 Statesville Artisan & Crafters’ Expo will be Saturday, March 19, 2016 between 10am – 5pm at Signal Hill Mall. Admission is free and items for sale include unique handmade items such as pottery, woodworking, artwork and baked goods. All items for sale are handmade by the vendors present at the event; there… Continue reading Shop Local at the Statesville Artisan & Crafters’ Expo

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Carolina Artist Shares Her Painting Journey

When a hobby turns into a business, the people attempting to sell their handmade items take a risk. These brave people allow themselves and their crafts to become vulnerable to the opinions of others. Everyday people take risks when they decide it’s worth sharing their handcrafted goods with others, because they believe in themselves and… Continue reading Carolina Artist Shares Her Painting Journey

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Wandering Through Charleston

Charleston is a place where history, culture, and natural beauty merge to make a wonderful place to visit.  The city has many historical museums throughout its streets along with longstanding churches and graveyards that are the final resting place to well-known people who shaped the United States of America in its early years.  There are… Continue reading Wandering Through Charleston

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4 Family–Friendly Things to Do for Christmas in the Carolinas

Holiday Festival of Lights This light show at James Island County Park in the Charleston, SC area has been named by USA Today as one of the “10 Best Holiday Light Shows in America”.  Visitors can enjoy millions of multicolored lights during a three mile drive that features more than 700 magical light displays.  After… Continue reading 4 Family–Friendly Things to Do for Christmas in the Carolinas

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Muscadines are Ripe on the Vine

In spite of the drought our region has experienced this summer, I’m happy to say our family was able to still pick muscadines this year. Muscadines are a type of seeded grape with a thick skin.  They taste amazing and are rich in antioxidants. In Shelby, NC at 1757 Newhouse Road, the Crotts family has… Continue reading Muscadines are Ripe on the Vine

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A Zipline Experience: The Gorge Canopy Tour

My husband and I recently celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.  We had tickets to visit The Gorge in Saluda, NC, so we celebrated by taking a 3.5 hour Zip Line Canopy Tour.  My husband is somewhat afraid of heights, but he agreed to go, and I was nervous to the point of literally shaking until… Continue reading A Zipline Experience: The Gorge Canopy Tour