Stanly County Ag Tour

Most mothers want to get a manicure or go shopping for their birthday. Not mine! She enjoys those outings, too, but my city-dwelling mom has always had a love of the countryside and farming. On this outing she even confessed to me that she wished in college she had studied to become a county extension … Continue reading Stanly County Ag Tour


Belmont, North Carolina

Southwest of Charlotte is a¬†beautiful, thriving town called Belmont. Located along the Catawba River, the area came to life in 1871 when the railroad was built. Originally called Garibaldi Station, it continued to grow as land nearby was donated to the Benedictine Monks and in 1876 they founded Belmont Abbey College.¬† Incorporated in 1895, Belmont's … Continue reading Belmont, North Carolina