Classic bread recipes from the collection


Breads from Favorite recipes of the Lower Cape Fear.


My Grandmother’s Corn Pone from Mountain makin’s in the Smokies : a cook book.


Hoecake from Waldensian cookery.


Beaten Biscuits from More than moonshine : Appalachian recipes and recollections.


Spoon Bread from From coastal Carolina cupboards.


Sally Lunn from Soup to nuts : a cook book of recipes contributed by housewives and husbands of Alamance County and other sections of state and country.

Winston stunned by disastrous collapse of reservoir

On this day in 1904: The north wall of Winston’s brick reservoir, built in the form of a truncated pyramid, suddenly collapses, sending tons of water rushing down Trade Street toward the railroad tracks. Within moments, the city has suffered its worst disaster. Nine people are dead, the reservoir is rubble and houses in the water’s path are woodpiles.