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THE BUD LIGHT NORTH of the BORDER CHILI FESTIVAL
Downtown - Lumberton, North Carolina
“THE BIGGEST AND BEST CHILI COOK-OFF IN NORTH CAROLINA”
SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015
The 2015 Bud Light North of the Border Chili Festival will be held on March 7, 2015 in downtown Lumberton, North Carolina. This is the 14 year of the “Best Chili Cook-Off in the Carolina’s.” The band “Hip Pocket” will be performing in Chili Town from 11 am -1 pm. Teams limited to five members each—Cooking begins at 8:30 am---All chili must be cooked on-site---no store bought chili mixes---Meat can be browned ahead of time---Rice, beans, potatoes, chips, nachos or other ingredients may be pre-soaked, canned, cooked or packaged---One table and paper products will be provided for each team---All other equipment including cooking stoves, tents, etc. must be provided by the cooking team—Electric service is not available---Teams must prepare at least 10 gallons of chili to be used at the festival---Rain or shine---Decisions of the judges are final. Team set up can begin as early as 6am.
For more information on this great event, please contact James Granger @ 910-827-5542. Team applications will be taken until March 5, 2015.
Welcome to Anson County!
Come discover the splendor of rural North Carolina. Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and relax a little. Cruise the countryside and enjoy the beauty of nature. Drop a line in a fishin’ hole and relax with a summer breeze coming off the water. Hop on a bicycle and cycle some of the most scenic cycling trails in North Carolina; they will take your breath away. Bring a camera with a long lens and go on a wildlife photo safari in a wildlife refuge with an abundance of butterflies, birds, deer, wild turkeys and other species native to North Carolina.
Few master the game of golf, the rest of us have fun trying. So if you would like to get out and pound that little white ball while in Anson County, try your skill at the par-72 Twin Valley Country Club public course. This course was designed by two legendary course designers. The front- nine were designed by Donald Ross while the back-nine were designed by Gary Player. Come play a round or two and compare the two different design philosophies.
For the lover of nature and natural habitat, no trip to Anson County would be complete without an exploration of the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge. There is in excess of 8,000 acres of natural habitat for nearly all things wild in North Carolina. The refuge supports an abundance of nesting neotropical migratory birds, bobwhite quail, wild turkey and white-tail deer.
Get back to the way food was supposed to taste by visiting one or two of our roadside produce stands that dot the highways. You’ll know it is fresh because you got it right from the grower. Or gorge yourself on fresh homemade peach ice cream at Pee Dee Orchards or Peaches ‘n Cream which bracket Wadesboro on the east and west along Highway 74.Read More
Perhaps the most influential banjo player of the past century, Earl Scruggs was known as the "Father of Bluegrass Banjo." Scruggs popularized a three-finger picking style that defined bluegrass banjo playing and spread like wildfire among banjo players all over the world. Today, Scruggs-style banjo playing is still the standard in bluegrass.
Earl Scruggs grew up in Shelby, in Cleveland County. He lived near the border of Rutherford County, where Snuffy Jenkins, Smith Hamett, and other banjos players were experimenting with three-finger picking styles. He loved playing the banjo and practiced during all of his free time. He started with a two-finger style, but gradually learned three-finger rolls like Jenkins and others in the area were playing. Earl practiced until he could play with incredible speed and precision. Another important influence during this time was an old fiddling farmer named Dennis Butler, who played for hours with Earl.
In 1939, Scruggs started playing with the Morris Brothers (Zeke, Wiley, and George), his first professional gig. After a brief stint in a textile mill, Earl returned to music, playing with Lost John Miller and Allied Kentuckians on WNOX in Knoxville. He met fiddler Jim Shumate during this time. Shumate was playing with Bill Monroe, and when the banjo spot opened up, Shumate recommended Scruggs. After an audition with Monroe and Shumate, Earl was invited to join Monroe's band, forming what many say is the beginning of the bluegrass sound.
Some of North Carolina’s greatest treasures can be found off the beaten path. You never know what you might find... an old-time general store, local artisan, or simply a picturesque view that takes your breath away. You’ll be swept away by the untouched natural landscape found on the backroads of this rural county.
In Anson County, you can discover all that and more. Come. Visit. Surround yourself with the beauty of North Carolina’s best kept secret.
Fabio's Restaurant in Downtown Newland... celebrating more than 7 years in business!
Cuisine that is always "exciting and new" from the former executive chef of the Love Boat!
Wonderful Wine Tastings at Fabio's!
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106 Pineola St Newland, NC.
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