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These days, many of us want to know the stories behind the goods we buy, whether it’s food, clothing or, yes, even alcohol. A visit to a beach town can now include a tour of a distillery or brewery, where you not only get to learn how the products are made, but you can taste them, too.These recommendations represent a wide range of companies — from ambitious startups looking to make an impact nationally to family-owned labors of love aiming to serve their immediate communities — but it is just a sampling. The craft alcohol industry is growing in all these areas, so consider this mini-guide a starting point as you map out your itinerary.Ocean CityOcean City Brewing Co.: While this brand has blossomed into a local chain of brewpubs and restaurants (with locations in Glen Burnie, Owings Mills and more), the original brewery still offers daily tours year-round for $10 (includes a sample flight of three beers), so visitors can learn how they make brews like the Ogre Blood … [Read more...] about Traveler’s guide to breweries, distilleries at the beach
BarbecueHigh Cotton Barbeque5230 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, 252-255-2275, highcottonbbq.com$, L, D High Cotton serves authentic Eastern North Carolina barbecue. The eatery serves up single plates as well as larger platters, with meat options ranging from barbecue pork to smoked or fried chicken. Each dish comes with hush puppies and sides including baked beans, fried okra, green beans and Brunswick stew.Beer selectionCorolla Beer Garden1148 Ocean Trail, Corolla, 252-597-1500, corollabeergarden.com$, L, DThis outdoor venue is part of the Shack Coffee Shop & Beer and Wine Garden. It pours more than 50 rotating beers, with 17 on tap. There's also a mobile tap truck, and live music.BreakfastStack 'Em High Pancakes & So Forth3801 N. Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, 252-261-8221, stackemhigh.com$, B, LAs its name suggests, Stack 'Em High doesn't skimp on pancakes — but you'll find waffles, omelets and other breakfast fare. Look for specialty pancakes such as Island Delight … [Read more...] about Where to eat and drink in the Outer Banks
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print In his own words, Nathaniel Cook admitted he shot Tom Gordon to death as the young man ran for his life. He admitted he strangled Connie Sue Thompson with a wire around her neck, and he admitted he dropped a cinder block on the head of Dawn Backes, ending her 12-year-old life. His chilling confession and that of his older brother, Anthony Cook, cleared up eight unsolved homicides; mysteries laid to rest as part of a deal. The price? Nathaniel Cook would serve just 20 years in prison — 20 years that end this Tuesday. VIDEO: A look back at the Cook brothers case The idea that one of the “Evil Brothers,” as a detective dubbed them, may be released from prison is unthinkable to family members of the Cooks' many victims. “What person responsible for the murder of three people should ever walk our streets again?” an incredulous Steve Moulton asked. In 1981, Steve Moulton’s 21-year-old … [Read more...] about Time’s up: Cook brother does 20 years for heinous Toledo killing spree
MENOMONIE—Philip Q. Sawin, Jr., 84, of Menomonie, Wis., went to join his beloved wife, Judy, in Heaven on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Phil was born in Hockessin, Del., on June 14, 1933, son of the late Philip, Sr. and Dorothy (McKee) Sawin. He married Judith (Lease) on June 11, 1960, in Madison, Wis. They enjoyed over 57 years together until her death on Dec. 19, 2017. Phil graduated from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis., in 1957 with a degree in history, and went on to obtain his Master’s degree in Library Science, graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1966. He began his career in education, serving as the librarian at St. John’s Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., for three years. Phil then moved east to serve as librarian at Taft School in Watertown, Conn., until 1967 when he received an opportunity to become the charter librarian at Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer, N.Y. In late 1974, Phil returned with his family to Wisconsin, … [Read more...] about In remembrance: State Journal obituaries for Feb. 9
MENOMONIE—Philip Q. Sawin, Jr., 84, of Menomonie, Wis., went to join his beloved wife, Judy, in Heaven on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Phil was born in Hockessin, Del., on June 14, 1933, son of the late Philip, Sr. and Dorothy (McKee) Sawin. He married Judith (Lease) on June 11, 1960, in Madison, Wis. They enjoyed over 57 years together until her death on Dec. 19, 2017. Phil graduated from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis., in 1957 with a degree in history, and went on to obtain his Master’s degree in Library Science, graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1966. He began his career in education, serving as the librarian at St. John’s Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., for three years. Phil then moved east to serve as librarian at Taft School in Watertown, Conn., until 1967 when he received an opportunity to become the charter librarian at Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer, N.Y. In late 1974, Phil returned with his family to Wisconsin, … [Read more...] about Sawin, Philip Q. Jr.
<>From l-r, Ryan, Krysten and Adam Anderson -- whose father Dennis created Grave Digger -- drive monster trucks for the Monster Jam tour. (Provided by Monster Jam) Monster Jam, the colorful monster-truck tour that has transformed countless tiny gearheads into lifelong motorsports fans, is most certainly a male-dominated arena. About 100 men drive the 57 official trucks listed on Monster Jam’s website, which feature aggressive names like Avenger, Devastator and Rammunition. But look closer and you’ll also see trucks named Wonder Woman, Scarlet Bandit and Wild Flower. Overall, 15 of the popular brand’s drivers are women — including 20-year-old Krysten Anderson, who steers fan-favorite Grave Digger. “I don’t really feel uncomfortable in a male-dominated setting or sport,” said Anderson, 20, who started driving Grave Digger last year. “My dad has had such a legacy in Monster Jam and my family has gotten so much respect from other … [Read more...] about Monster Jam, coming to Denver this weekend, looks to the future by putting women in the driver’s seat
North Carolina residents who rented out their homes on Airbnb made $97 million in 2017, but one city fared far better than others in the state, according to an Airbnb report. Asheville residents made almost $20 million last year by sharing their homes with 160,000 guests through Airbnb last year—that’s 20 percent of the overall income North Carolina residents made using the website, and 20 percent of overall guests who sought out lodging in North Carolina’s cities via Airbnb. Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham also had a piece of that pie —residents in each city respectively made $8.7 million, $3.8 million and $3.1 million. With the cost of living rising, some Raleigh residents have found a way to capitalize on the city’s growing popularity. Among the top 15 North Carolina cities that profited on the home renting website, Raleigh ranked No. 4. Short-term rental services like Airbnb and VRBO have been a contentious issue for the Raleigh City Council for more … [Read more...] about NC residents are making extra cash on Airbnb. Here’s how much and where.
AFFTON • Adam Trunko, Alexander Stewart and the rest of the seniors on the Chaminade hockey team were in seventh grade the last time the Red Devils beat division rival CBC. Until now. Trunko scored twice and had an assist and Timothy Delaney had a goal and an assist to lead Chaminade to a 5-3 win over CBC at Affton Ice Rink on Friday night. Tyler Brown and Stewart also scored for the Red Devils and Hampus Blomdahl made 32 saves. The last time Chaminade (12-4-3) beat CBC, the four-time defending MSCHA champion, was Jan. 18, 2013. The Cadets went 11-0-2 against the Red Devils since. “I think our team has really been building the last four years,” Trunko said. “We showed out here that we’ve come together not only skill-wise, but chemistry-wise and team-wise we’ve really come together. I think we’re a team to watch out for.” Close 1 of 16 Rick Ulreich Chaminade senior Louis Aquino (4) stakes the puck away from the … [Read more...] about Chaminade kills off marathon power play to top CBC
LOCKE, Rebecca Cook February 25, 1924 - January 13, 2018 Rebecca Cook (Becky) Locke, 93, of Roanoke, Va., died on Saturday, January 13, 2018. She was born and raised in Roanoke County and president of her senior class at Jefferson High School. Becky was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman's College where she made many lifelong friends. She served as a social worker in Roanoke and Charlottesville during the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1970s, Becky returned to school and received her Master of Education degree from the University of Virginia. She worked for many years as an Elementary Guidance Counselor in the Roanoke City Schools and was instrumental in advocating for guidance counselors in elementary schools throughout the State of Virginia. An elder and longtime member of Second Presbyterian Church, she was active in civic affairs and at Brandon Oaks Retirement Community after she and her husband, John, moved there in 1993. For 25 years, she made her home on the land … [Read more...] about LOCKE,, Rebecca Cook