Place your Napkin in your Lap: The art of etiquette and good ol’ fashioned table manners

By Taylor Aube  What do you do with all those forks? Which way do you pass the gravy? Who eats first? Have you ever been stumped on what to do […]

The First Day of Spring

By: Bill McFadyen                  Spring only officially arrives in Eastover when traffic stops on NC 301 Business for about 20 minutes on a Saturday morning, during which time all the […]

Bowls, Bowls, Bowls: An Eating Tradition Becomes Community Art

By: Pamolu Oldham  Sue Parker Byrd takes a break after breakfast and cleanup on a typical Tuesday morning at Operation Inasmuch, an organization that feeds breakfast to 80 to 100 […]

Of Pancakes and Other Elixirs

By: Bill McFadyen                 My dad had a personality trait of keeping his cards close to the vest.  He did not want publicized the specifics of his business or personal […]

Reading the Classics – The Second Time Around

By: Diane Parfitt  In high school, you probably had at least one great English teacher who introduced you to books that you might not have read if they had not […]


Horse race headdress got its start at the grand races in Great Britain such as the Royal Ascot. However, when the Kentucky Derby began in 1875, the trend crossed the […]

Princess Mania!

These daring and graceful princesses from Sprinkle Pop Play bring magic and happiness wherever they go! We stopped to get to know some of the princesses a little bit better.   […]

The Art of Sacred Spaces

By Pamolu Oldham  To experience art, we often anticipate destination points—the High Museum in Atlanta, our own North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, the Nasher in Durham, Museum of […]

Faith on Film

By James Johnson   For Fayetteville-based filmmaker Jeremiah McLamb, the world of film production is one of organized chaos. It is a constant juggling act of balancing art and business, passion […]