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for Our State Vol. 77 Issue 8, Jan 2010
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The building that houses Layden's Country Store in Belvidere was built in 1860 as a general store, post office and blacksmith shop. Charles Layton purchased it in 1952, continued the store, and moved his butcher shop in from across the street. His son Doug purchased the store in 1986 and continues the family business along with his own son Charlie.
Painter Eric Silver of Asheville was not happy with the oil paints he found in most art supply stores so he set about to make his own. His Asheville-based Blue Ridge Artists Materials, makes oil paints and mediums for other artists.
From his home in Black Mountain Gary Grubbs has been making canvases for nearly twenty-five years. His customers order from all across the nation.
Winston-Salem, located in Forsyth County, is Our State magazine's Tar Heel Town of the Month.