Front Porch Living arrives

Published 9:50 am Friday, August 3, 2012

AHOSKIE – The Pirates have invaded.

With college football practice underway for the 2012 season, Roanoke-Chowan Publications, LLC has jumped onboard the gridiron wagon within its latest edition of the lifestyles magazine, “Front Porch Living.”

The summer edition is anchored by a feature article on native son Brian Overton. The former Hertford County High School three-sport athlete, who also later coached at his alma mater, was recently hired by East Carolina University football coach Ruffin McNeill as the Football Operations Director and recruiting liaison for the Pirates program.

Also featured in the latest edition is “King of the South” – a look at the different styles of pork barbecue.

Be sure to check out a story and unique photos linked to a new craze by brides who have opted to “trash” their wedding dresses.

“Hometown Eats” features Windsor cook Barbara Evans. The magazine continues that cooking theme by featuring the popular Broadnax Diner in Seaboard.

The tiny Hertford County community of Millennium is studied in the “My Town” feature.

Meanwhile, Lawrence Academy senior Priscilla Lunsford makes her debut as the “Teen Tweet” columnist.

The summer edition also names the top three winners of “Your Shots – Best of the R-C” photo contest. See if your friend or neighbor took home one of the cash prizes.

The magazine takes its name from the easy lifestyle of the local four-county area. It is solely the work of the same people that bring you the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and The Portal, a daily e-mail.

This marks the eighth “Front Porch Living” magazine; the inaugural edition was released in late November of 2010.

Copies of “Front Porch Living” are distributed at over 100 locations throughout the four-county area….places where people gather on a routine basis; medical facilities, restaurants, businesses, chamber of commerce offices, county/municipal government offices, hair salons, etc. They are also available at the Roanoke-Chowan Publications office, located at the intersection of Main Street and Catherine Creek Road in downtown Ahoskie.

If you miss seeing a copy, call 252-332-2123.

Mail subscriptions are available for only $20 per year (four issues).

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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