Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Fryer, Hazel Herndon
Currently viewing results 1 - 3
Lillian Steichen Sandburg was married to Pulitzer prize-winner Carl Sandburg. She and her husband moved into a home near Hendersonville in 1945 where he wrote and she bred goats. After Sandburg's death, the farm was made into a national historic site in 1968 and is free and open to the public. Thirteen of Mrs. Sandburg's goat herd still remain on the farm.
Oakland Plantation in Carvers, a 200-year-old mansion on the National Registry of Historic Places, is currently used as a hunting lodge. Oakland was built in 1781 and is rumored to be haunted. The Neisler family who currently owns the house and lives there invites local residents to fish fries and barbeques on a regular basis, and the family's hospitality is endless. Lena Neill has been the cook at Oakland since before 1941 and her cooking makes guests reluctant to leave.
Henry and Helen Crais bought the Red Lion in Rosman five years ago. Today, the Red Lion is a steak house and inn. The dining room is open from 6:30 to 9:30 every night but Tuesday, and reservations are generally required. The Crais', along with two kitchen hands and two waitresses, cook and serve the food themselves. People from all over the world have visited the restaurant and are repeat customers.