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White Christmas The Musical Builds Upon Classic Song

There is perhaps no other American song in history that has played a more iconic role in modern popular culture than “White Christmas.” Penned by a Russian/Jewish immigrant Irving Berlin, “White Christmas” had a starring role in…
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Ships-in-Bottle Take Dedication

One of only a handful of such experienced and established artisans nationwide, Goodwin was contacted last year by the property manager for the upcoming DreamWorks film production of Alice Sebold's novel, “The Lovely Bones.” The film…
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Grier-Rea House A Tribute Rural Heritage

One of the oldest plantation houses surviving in Mecklenburg County, the house stands in tribute to the rural heritage of this part of the county. The commission has designated the Grier-Rea house a local landmark. It's one of a number…
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Emmy-Winning Producer Takes Unconventional Path to Success

Growing up on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, Linda Midgett did not envision her father’s job as a harbor pilot playing a pivotal role in launching her career as a documentary filmmaker and television producer. Filming and interviewing…
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My Last Tomato

The last tomato is an annual rite of passage for me. The calendar told me that autumn had begun officially more than two weeks earlier. Yet summer for me endured as long as my last tomato stood lonely vigil on the withering vine. Cherubic…