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Easy Southern Brunswick Stew

With origins dating back to the 19th century, traditional southern Bruswick Stew is a family favorite, both on and off the road. While both those in Virginia and Georgia lay claim to inventing the hearty stew, still others in North Carolina assert that indeed it’s their ancestors who came up with the tasty creation. No matter its origins, this thick hearty dish is known for not only its thickness (anything thinner and it would have to be called plain ole soup), but also its signature ingredients – lima beans, corn, tomato base, and various meats. The first Brunswick stews boasted

Taking Charge of Her Future

As a journalist, part of the job is finding out what you need to find out. Seasoned journalist Eileen McNamara is oh so thankful about that since she recently made the transition to entrepreneurship. “I had been trained to solve the problem,” McNamara says in our recent interview. “The way I see it, people do it. Ergo, I can do it. People say I’m so talented. My main talent is doggedness.” What she is doggedly pursuing now is running the best boutique she can. McNamara owns a business called The Shop at 70 Main in a village center in East

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If You Want It, Go and Get It

Two ambitious young women had a dream. Not too different than much of their generation, Morgan Schubert and Kendall Turnipseed knew the corporate world wasn’t their thing. Instead, they dreamed of being the proud owners of a mobile retail shop. While working at a local men’s store in Athens, Georgia, and attending The University of Georgia, their dream began to pick up speed. With a mobile shop, they wouldn’t have to deal with the overhead or necessary investment of a traditional brick and mortar store. But it also came with a lot of unknowns. What type of trailer would they

Red and Yellow, Black and White

Have you ever thought to yourself “This neighborhood (block, city, state, nation, world – you name it) would be a much better place if only someone did XYZ?” Well, have you ever thought what would happen if that “someone” was you? I had the pleasure of meeting someone who asked these very questions. A few years ago, Kitti Murray and her husband moved to Clarkston, Ga., a neighborhood outside Atlanta that has been called the most diverse square mile in the world by CNN. Once there, they realized the diverse community of refugees who have been placed there over the