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The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, held in Camden, is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year from October 6 through 8, with 44 performances at 15 different sites by 22 different performers. The $35 Weekend pass (Thursday-Saturday) is the best deal. Daily admission is $10 Thursday, $15 Friday, and $15 Saturday.
By William Thrift Photography by John Wrightenberry When Claussen’s Inn was renovated back in the ‘80’s, some suites for additional businesses were created along the side adjacent to the train tracks. One business to set up shop in the new space was Mr. Friendly’s – purveyor of cookies and sandwiches. In the ‘90’s, a [...]
By James D. McCallister Photos provided by Patrick Mahoney and John Wrightenberry Patrick Mahoney, owner and principal carpenter at his company Rosewood Restorations, saw his interest in creative woodworking flower during childhood, when he took every opportunity he could to sneak into his father’s shop and start banging boards together. These many decades later, Mahoney, [...]
Cover Story On the cover: In our article Snapshots of In-Town Living, Nicki Carrea has chosen an upper floor condominium which she has beautifully decorated to suit her taste and needs. This detail shows an unusual silver vase tucked into a wall niche. The Getaway Whitewater’s Soul Take a day trip to nearby Charlotte and [...]