‘Don’t toast marshmallows on Hawaii volcano’ says US government

The USGS has responded to a query on whether it is safe to roast marshmallows over a volcanic vent.

‘Don’t toast marshmallows on Hawaii volcano’ says US government

The USGS has responded to a query on whether it is safe to roast marshmallows over a volcanic vent.

East Asian networks ‘smuggle ivory across Africa’

East Asian criminal networks in Africa have become the biggest challenge in the fight against the illegal trade in elephant tusks, a new report finds.

No. 16 ECU Wins close one at Elon extra endings 7-5

ELON, N.C. – No. 16 East Carolina scored a pair of runs in the top of the 11th inning, which came on two wild pitches, and walked out of Walter C. Latham Park with a 7-5 win over in-state foe Elon Tuesday night. With the win the Pirates improve to 20-9 on the season, while the Phoenix dropped to 10-18.Joe Ingle (4-2) picked up the win working a career-high four innings where he allowed one run (earned) on four hits with seven strikeouts. Nick Durazo made his second start of the year tossing 4.2 innings of no-hit ball on a predetermined pitch count, where he faced two over the minimum. The lefty struck out a…

Mandela service at Westminster Abbey

A memorial service to celebrate the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela has taken place at Westminster Abbey.

Carolina Rebellion Rocks Charlotte Despite the Weather

By Carolina Outlook Despite the weather, the fans had a great time.    The rain disappointed many on Sunday with a plethora of cancelled bands and only a few playing their scheduled sets.   Saturday however brought the Rebels and the Rock!   Here’s to 2014’s Carolina Rebellion!   Be sure and check www.CarolinaRebellion.com in early 2014 for more information.    

CAROLINA REBELLION BAND LINEUP ANNOUNCED

TWO-DAY FESTIVAL SET FOR MAY 4 & 5 AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY’S ROCK CITY CAMPGROUNDS THIRD ANNUAL EVENT FEATURES: ALICE IN CHAINS, SOUNDGARDEN, LIMP BIZKIT, RISE AGAINST, BUSH, DEFTONES, 3 DOORS DOWN & MORE An expanded Carolina Rebellion returns May 4 & 5 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte. After uncharted success in 2012, the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival is growing to two full days in its third year and will feature more camping and VIP space at its new location. Carolina Rebellion 2013 features a lineup full of rock heavyweights, including: Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, Bush, Deftones, 3 Doors Down,…

The Beach Boys Celebrate 50 Years!

The Beach Boys Celebrate 50 Years!  

Town Creek Indian Mound – Mt. Gilead, NC

The occupation of the Town Creek site by Native Americans goes back 10,000 years. Around 1200 CE the development of the earth mound began, huts were constructed, and a stockade was erected around the site for protection. During this time, burials and special ceremonies were performed at Town Creek. The earth mound itself was used as a burial site and a meeting place for ceremonies. Bodies were buried in different positions inside the mound – some were laid out on their backs, while others were curled on their side into a fetal position, the bodies of infants and children were often placed inside large earthen vessels and buried. The approximately 10 foot tall mound is…

Winter Can’t Stop The Farmer’s Market

Gorgeous Artisan Bread

The farmers market, a place of wholesome goodness and fun.  They are widely touted through the warm balmy days of May through September, but then people forget about all the great produce and locally produced foods that are available year round after the apple harvest is in.  I was guilty of this, but had my memory jogged as I was looking through the paper one day for something to do with my family and saw an ad for the Winter’s Market in Davidson, NC. Davidson is a lovely little college town located just north of Charlotte on I 77.  Incorporated in 1879 this charming town is filled with great parks, shops, and art, and hidden…