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Get Sauced for the Holidays - Eastern NC BBQ Sauces

Here's a jarring revelation... We found two BBQ sauces that are worth giving as your "Made in NC" gift for the holidays. And we're boasting Eastern BBQ sauces...because they're umm good!

A deep rooted passion for fine food and the outdoors motivated husband and wife duo Matthew and Jessica Register to start Southern Smoke BBQ of NC, which boasts two barbeque sauces that are becoming quite a hot commodity in eastern NC. Nestled in the small, southeastern rural town of Garland (think one caution light, a few businesses, and friendly townsfolk who call each other by name), Southern Smoke BBQ of NC has started to grow into of a phenomenon.

Founded in 2010, Southern Smoke BBQ of NC formally began when Matthew began smoking pork the old-fashioned way, slow and low over oak wood. He then began experimenting with sauces and created Sweet Grace, named after their daughter, and Two Brothers, named after their sons.

And now in Garland, NC a Southern Smoke restaurant is opened on Thursdays & Fridays from 11:30 am until the food runs out! Be sure to get there early! Catering is also available. Please contact them to design your event menu and they will travel to the Triangle to serve their delicious home-cooked BBQ and Southern dishes. Phone (910) 549-7484, Email, Website.

George's Original BBQ Sauce was chosen Best in the Carolinas by "Every Day with Rachael Ray". All George's Sauces are cooked and bottled in their own production facility in Nashville, NC. In 1992, George's Sauces was purchased by Beth Chappell of Nashville, NC from George Stallings of nearby Rocky Mount. For years, George had been treating friends and relatives to the special barbecue sauce he had developed in his home kitchen. By the mid 1970's, his sauce production had grown into a real business...some of his first batches were cooked in a dirt floor garage!

Under Beth's ownership and vision, George's Sauces has continued to grow. It is now one of the most sought-after barbecue sauces in the Carolinas. George's produces an average of 3500 bottles of barbecue sauce each working day. After cooking up the sauce with special ingredients, each bottle is labeled, filled, capped and packed by hand...making George's Sauces the true definition of a "hands-on company." Website.

So go on throw back a few more and purchase some great BBQ sauces that says...Made in Eastern NC.

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An Old Fashioned, High Country Christmas

You can Instagram the hell out of Christmas cookies, text festive emojis 'til New Year's, and Facebook post to your heart's content. But there's nothing like packing the SUV and heading for the hills for some good 'ole fashioned Christmas cheer.

Like stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting, Blowing Rock, NC is the destination if you want to experience a picturesque small town Christmas. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blowing Rock is a great place to make holiday memories while shopping, dining and taking in the lights and music of the season.

While your at it, you can choose and cut your Christmas Tree from one of many tree farms close by. Follow this link to pick the tree farm you'd like to visit. (Pick a tree farm.)

Did you know North Carolina is the second largest Christmas Tree Producer in the nation?  Here are some other High Country tree facts and care information.

What types of trees are sold? 98% of trees grown in the High Country are Frasier Fir. The Frasier Fir is the ideal Christmas tree due to its long, soft and long-lasting needles, sturdy branches and wonderful pine scent.

How old is my Christmas Tree? The Frasier Fir seedlings are three years old and about a foot tall when planted on the farm. From planting it takes seven to eight years to reach six feet tall.  So, a six foot tree is ten to eleven years old and has been meticulously cared for by hand each year!

How much of the trunk should be cut off before setting up the tree? Removing a thin disk (1/4 to 1/2 inch) off the trunk before placing the tree in a water holding stand is all that is needed. It is always a good practice to make a new cut before putting the tree into the stand.

How much water does my tree need? As a general rule, a tree can use up to a quart of water per day for each inch of stem diameter. The warmer the temperature and the lower the relative humidity where the tree is displayed, the greater the amount of water required by the tree.

Taking It All In - You may want to stay a few nights in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for a festive getaway.  The Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock is providing some great Blue Ridge Mountain Holiday Package available now till December 31, 2014.  

Chetola has been known for its spectacular light display throughout the holiday season and beyond. You'll be enchanted from the moment you enter the resort. The "Festival of Lights" features thousands of dazzling illuminations throughout the resort. As you drive around Chetola Lake, view glittering ice skaters, "Rudolph" reeling in a big fish, strolling carolers and many more captivating holiday scenes.

Your Blue Ridge Mountain Holiday Package includes: Overnight accommodations in Chetola Lodge, The Bob Timberlake Inn or Chetola Condominiums and  a $50 Gift Card to Timberlake's Restaurant. Website.

So what are you waiting for? Run for the hills and make some real Christmas memories.

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Attention NC Artists - Submit Your Works for the 2015 North Carolina Artists Exhibition - The Best of North Carolina Creativity - Raleigh Fine Arts Society Celebrates 50 years promoting NC Art & Artists.
Eligibility: North Carolina residents ages 18 and over are eligible to submit two original works created within the last two years.
Juror - Herb Jackson an award-winning artist and a native of Raleigh. He is Professor of Art at Davidson College and former Chair of the Art Department. He has had 150 one-person exhibitions in the United States and abroad and his work is in more than 100 museum collections.
Awards - The Juror will present Honorable Mention awards, three $1,000 Juror's Choice awards, and a Grand Prize of $3,000. Art will not be separated into categories for judging.
Entries must be in by January 12, 2015. Click Here for Prospectus.   



Buy-one get-one free coupon for the Starring North Carolina! Exhibit. Everyone needs a way to entertain all those out-of-town holiday guests - Take them to the NC Museum of History Exhibit, Starring North Carolina!
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Immaculate Ramblewood Town-home 
333 Allister Drive - $415,000. 
3 bdr, 2.5 bath, 2 car Tandem Garage 
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Contact: Jill Rekuc, Olde Raleigh Real Estate, Phone: 919.389.0555. Email, Website   

Handsome Executive Transitional 
4104 City of Oaks Wynd - $899,000. 
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5 bdr, 4.5 bath, Bonus Rm and Home Office! 
.60 acre. Click Here for MLS listing.

C.T. Weekends   - New Holiday Hours: - Cameron Village, 437 Daniels St. Raleigh, 27605. Phone: 919-787-9073.
Hours: Mon-Sat. 10am-6:pm. and Sunday 12 - 4:00pm. Website.

1.99% Home Equity Line of Credit -Use for Home Improvements, Debt Consolidation, College Tuition and more. Call Stephen J. Waters, III, Personal Banker. 2101 Clark Avenue, Cameron Village Raleigh, NC 27605.     

Email: Phone: 919-755-2401 and 24-hr Client Care: 800-SUNTRUST(786-8787).


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I am a High School student athlete looking to pay for my athletics. I have all my supplies and I use professional products. If you don't own a hose, I will bring one. I clean the inside (vacuuming and cleaning all surfaces) and wash the outside. I will come to you. Prices: Cars $25, SUV's $30. Contact: Blaise Waters at or (305)903-1550 (texting is best!) For more info click here.


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