CHARLOTTE – The department store chain Belk has a new logo being slowly rolled out across the South. The sans serif, lower case Belk replaces a 196os scripty logo that was familiar across the South in various incarnations including Belk, Parks-Belk, Hudson-Belk and Leggett. The old logo design was aMORE HERE

FOUR OAKS, N.C. -One of the many historic meal and flour brands is House-Autry, founded in 1812. The brand dates from 1812 in Newton Grove, North Carolina. Later, the mill grew and merged with Autry Brothers Mill Company in 1967 to form House-Autry Mills. They opened a 2001 mill inMORE HERE

SEAGROVE, N.C. – Our friend Doug Dobey, that fantastico Richmond, Virginia graphic designer, says that he is getting out the Luck’s Black Eyed Peas for the New Year’s Holiday. Add to it some stewed tomatoes and you have a VERY odd Southern tradition. We aren’t that big fans of blackMORE HERE

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – Thanks to our friend Johnnie Hubbel who tells us of her love of Red & White supermarkets. Johnnie (we call her LOU!) went into the one in Red Oak,  N.C. and found a big bin of Necco Wafers, rock candy and Chick-O-Stix. If you want toMORE HERE