The SFA Take: Buying In, Staying Put

SFA is proudly and deeply rooted in Oxford, Mississippi. Come October 13, 2016, SFA will fly the rainbow flag and welcome all to our city and our university.

Ham to Ham Combat: The Tale of Two Smithfields

Thirty years ago, my hometown of Smithfield, North Carolina, launched what the Washington Post later called “A War In the Hamlets.” On the line were rights to the title “Ham Capital of the World.”

Green Papaya Salad

Green papaya salad is beloved in Laos and Northern Thailand and is a common street and festival food. Tune in to tomorrow’s Gravy podcast for a look at the Lao community in Morganton, North Carolina.

Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash

There were and are very few constants in my life, locational or otherwise, but the land between Wilmington, North Carolina, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is an exception. It is the coastline to which I belong.