Lindley's Mill, built in 1755 in Alamance County by Thomas Lindley, still operates today. Moose recounts the battle that occurred there on September 13, 1781, between Loyalists and American militia during the Revolutionary War. The battle left an estimated 52 dead and 180 wounded.
Scott Huler is the 2011 Piedmont Laureate. Local art councils created the program to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts in the Piedmont. Moose examines his writing interests which are wide-ranging.
The author talks about the long history of pork barbecue, different sauces in different parts of the State, pig pickins, early barbecue restaurants, and the Lexington Barbecue Festival, which draws one hundred thousand people each October.
Profiled is one of North Carolina’s top hammered dulcimer makers. Through his craftsmanship, Jerry Read Smith helps to keep interest in this instrument, related the mountain dulcimer and featured in songs by bands like the Doors, alive.
A commodity created when North Carolina was a salt-strapped British colony, the profiled sea salt companies demonstrate its enduring value. Also illustrating its considerable usefulness is the author’s description of the refinement process that turns a seaborne mineral to a key ingredient in many home and restaurant cooked recipes.