Bill Cresenzo Times-News @bcresenzotn Dozens of people gathered Saturday at Iseley Farms outside Burlington to taste and talk tomatoes during the farm's first Tomato Tasting.Cory Gillespie, the assistant farmer at the Burch Bridge Road farm, was inspired by Craig LeHoullier, a Raleigh scientist and tomato expert who wrote "Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time,” to hold the tasting.LeHoullier was there Saturday and signed copies of the book as tomato tasters...
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It’s no secret Larry William “Bunk” Nichols, a prominent Burlington businessman and property developer who was remembered Monday, was a hardworking, warm, compassionate man who rose to prominence as a real estate developer and the owner of a string of car dealerships, including Nichols Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Burlington.What is a mystery, though, is the origin of his nickname.
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GIBSONVILLE — Jack Rook was a jokester.As the owner of Jack’s Bar-B-Que, when he wasn’t chopping barbecue, he was cutting up with customers.His favorite joke: approaching customers with a ketchup bottle, asking them if they would like some.When they said “yes,” he would give a big squirt.
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Selecting a term
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