Cocktail Creation: The Cotton Gin

What happens when you take a local Farm to Table Restaurant and combine it with a great grain to glass craft distillery? You get something Amazing!


Cotton Southern Bistro is a Chesapeake local restaurant that seeks to bring comfort back …

Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway completes his short novel The Old Man and the Sea. He wrote his publisher the same day, saying he had finished the book and that it was the best writing he had ever done. The critics agreed: …

Founding of the USO

On this day in 1941, the United Service Organization (USO) was founded.
As it became clear that the United States was destined to enter World War II, organizations across the country began to mobilize to support the growing military. These …

Hometown History

It is amazing to me that sometimes history sits right before our eyes and we fail to realize it. I grew up in North Carolina and often drove across a bridge on 421 over the Yadkin River and have even

Unveiling the Corvette

On this day in 1953, a prototype Chevrolet Corvette sports car makes its debut at General Motors’ (GM) Motorama auto show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Corvette, named for a fast type of naval warship, would …

Benny goes to Carnegie

Jazz has been called “America’s classical music,” This label both recognizes its American origins and makes a strong case that jazz is worthy of aesthetic consideration alongside music usually thought of as “classical.” In the current era, when programs of …

Molasses Tsunami

Fiery hot molasses floods the streets of Boston on this day in 1919, killing 21 people and injuring scores of others. The molasses burst from a huge tank in the heart of the city at the building of Purity Distilling, …

RIP Wyatt Earp

Nearly 50 years after the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Wyatt Earp dies quietly in Los Angeles at the age of 80.

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was many things in his life: a city policeman, county sheriff, a teamster, …

The Circus comes to town

On this day, January 9th, Englishman Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in England.

All the things we associate with the circus: Trick riders, acrobats, clowns, trained animals, and other familiar have existed throughout human history, but it was …

Deputy Dave’s Drink of the Day – Astronaut

Nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth, Senator John Hershel Glenn, Jr., is launched into space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery. At 77 years of age, Glenn was the

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