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Surviving the Winds of Change: Historic Scanlonville

For many people, a quiet drive along scenic Mathis Ferry Road is a welcome relief from the barrage of traffic on Highway 17. Decorated with centuries-old live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, the ride offers a dreamlike glimpse into the Mount Pleasant of yesteryear. The route also provides access to many neighborhoods, and one neighborhood in particular maintains its storied history.
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The NC DMV has a new leader, and he’s a familiar name around Raleigh

Wayne Goodwin, who once led the state Department of Insurance and later the state Democratic Party, has been chosen the new commissioner of the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. Goodwin replaces former DMV Commissioner Torre Jessup, who stepped down in November to become chief operating officer of the state Department...
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Hamilton Farms welcomes UNC Scholars

Joe and Blanche Hamilton of SS Hamilton Farms in Green Pond recently hosted UNC Chapel Hill’s NC Growth-SmartUp SC Team for a tour and brunch at their certified tree farm in Green Pond. Hamilton enrolled in the SmartUp Lowcountry, a program out of UNC-Chapel Hill’s NC Growth-SmartUp, which is...
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Maury Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

Cooper Alan will be gracing the stage of The Mulehouse on Saturday night. In addition to 4 years at UNC Chapel Hill, he played every bar, college campus, and Honky Tonk that would let his band play. Through this, they became the “go to” band for great music and a high energy, all night throwdown performance. He has had the privilege of writing songs with co-writers like Rivers Rutherford, Gary Burr, Seth Mosley, Matt Nolen, Skip Black, Leslie Satcher, Will Robinson, Kent Blazy, James Dean Hicks, Lee Thomas Miller, and, Victoria Shaw. His newest single, “Can’t Dance”, is out now and available on all streaming platforms!

Dark Rey’s Alt Lightsaber Design Would’ve Improved TROS’ Yellow Saber Reveal

Concept art shows how Dark Rey’s lightsaber could have better connected to Rey’s past and her yellow lightsaber in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Recently released concept art for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker revealed that Dark Rey could have had a lightsaber that was much closer to Rey’s final saber design. At the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey unveiled her new yellow lightsaber for the first time. This not only signaled the completion of her Jedi training, but her acceptance of the Skywalker name. However, Rey’s yellow lightsaber was not her only important new lightsaber in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

High School Scholar: Forsyth County student overcomes any challenge

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Spectrum News 1 continues to recognize high school seniors who are making an impact in the classroom and in their community, and this week a Forsyth County student who has overcome barriers is being honored. What You Need To Know. Forsyth County student Denizhan Kilic...

Erika Young joins NC Sea Grant as education specialist

Erika Young has joined North Carolina Sea Grant as the coastal and marine education specialist. “Education is a pillar of the NC Sea Grant program,” noted Susan White, executive director. “Erika embodies a genuine ‘sense of wonder’ about the N.C. coast, and has a successful record of working with diverse audiences. We are pleased that she has joined our team.”
Winston-Salem Journal

Culp’s performance fabrics placed on Smith Center seating

Culp Inc. has placed its LiveSmart performance fabrics on the nearly 10,000 lower-level and mezzanine Carolina blue seats at the Smith Center at UNC Chapel Hill. The project began in March and was completed in October. The project represents a collaboration inspired by a conversation between company officials and UNC...

Grits by any other name

Katie Johnsman, head miller at Marsh Hen Mill, pouring corn into the mill. Images provided by Marsh Hen Mill. Most of the grits in the United States come from the South. Our own state, recognizing the importance of grits, declared them the state food in 1976. The earliest recorded form of grits was eaten by the Muskogee indigenous peoples in the 16th century. These native peoples ate a soft mashed corn, which was introduced to the European colonists in 1584 and now have become a staple of the Southern diet. Arthur Barlowe, who was traveling with Sir Walter Raleigh in North Carolina, wrote about the “very white, faire and well tasted” boiled corn. The natives referred to this dish as “rockahomine.” Later, the word was shortened to “hominy.”
NBC 29 News

UVA researchers using computer model to combat deadly infection

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Researchers with the University of Virginia are using advanced computer models to study treatments for a potentially deadly infection. C. difficile is a pathogen that affects hundreds-of-thousands of Americans every year. Managing these infections is difficult, because they can be antibiotic resistant. “The hope is that...