Town of Carthage Historic District

The Town of Carthage, in Moore County, North Carolina features a Historic District that is on the National Register of Historic Places with approximately eighty-five (85) historic buildings including contributing structures and an object.

This collection of Historic Homes includes Colonial Revival, Cottage, Craftsman Bungalow, Federalist, Foursquare, Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Victorian style of architecture. There are some “pre-historic” sites and anomalies and interesting asides. Also, combinations of styles in many of the home designs. Many of these structures have been renovated – a handful are vacant and lying in wait for rediscovery before going to waste – of those, many are still furnished, even though roofing repairs are needed but this is not easily observed by the passerby as the grounds-keeping remains intact within the Historic District.

According to The Gombach Group’s study of the Town of Carthage conducted some years prior,

The Carthage Historic District contains the largest and most intact concentration of buildings reflecting the growth and development . . . from the second quarter of the nineteenth century to the beginning of World War II . . . the county seat of Moore County in the state’s Sandhills region, dates its origins to 1796 . . . the earliest datable buildings are from the early 1850s . . .

The Gombach Group and “other” historic journals typically identify the following homes:

  1. Adams-Bryan House
  2. Carthage Community House
  3. Carthage Methodist Church
  4. Charles Sinclair House
  5. D.A. McDonald House
  6. Dr. John Shaw House
  7. Edgehill
  8. George Calvin Graves House
  9. Harley-Muse House,
  10. Humber-Spencer House
  11. J.F. Cole House
  12. Jenkins-McIver House
  13. Methodist Parsonage
  14. Presbyterian Manse
  15. Seawell House
  16. Shaw-McKeithen House
  17. T.B. King House
  18. T. Jones House

However, this list excludes another sixty-seven (67) Historic notations, which this “series” on the Town of Carthage’s Historic Homes will update over time as we work to achieve the total count with current still photos of each location and perhaps some “videos” as well.

Look for part “2” . . . where images may be added as well as citations for the remaining Historic Homes.

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Comedian Ed Tasca’s novel, “GOOD MORNING: Why Is Everyone Here Naked?” releases

Actor, comedian, humorist, playwright Ed Tasca is prepared to share a unique spin on Christopher Columbus this season . . . his latest work is an alternate ending satirical illustrated journey where readers make the travel log decisions

Readers are always thinking up plot twists and turns while reading their favorite titles. Ed Tasca’s newest creation, “GOOD MORNING: Why is Everyone Here Naked,” is just what the doctor ordered for the spirited reader. Everyone knows that Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and that everything else is a blur – so what if some re-navigation or plot adjustments happened along his way?

Well . . . Ed gives some alternative answers to this modern dilemma regarding what Christopher Columbus actually did do. Readers have an engaging time determining their own endings for Columbus. Mr. Tasca’s nonsense humor is highlighted with his showcased wordsmithing that remains a delight for book lovers of all ages. Ed charms readers by brandishing his satirical pen coupled with zany illustrations.
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About the Author: Originally from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Ed is an award-winning humor writer currently residing in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. As a successful actor, author, columnist, humorist / comic, playwright and screenwriter, he has also published multiple works of fiction – most are comic novels or novellas. He has been published in Australia, England, Canada, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. And he currently writes a humor column for The Guadalajara Reporter, Mexico’s largest English-language newspaper. He has often said, “People become humorists because the job market for roofers is so overcrowded.”

His humorist, playwright and screenwriter awards include (non-comprehensive):
2014 – American Movie Award Finalist for Truthers.
2011 – Screenplay Search Competition Award for Vinegar and Brown Paper.
2009 – Robert Benchley Society Humor Writing Award.
2006 – America’s Funniest Humor Award in several humor publications.
Humor Press Award.
M. Culbertson’s Life and Humor Award.
Page International Screenwriting Competition Semi-Finalist for They Call Me Mother.

His books, columns, and writings include (non-comprehensive):
2019 – Good Morning, Why Is Everyone Here Naked? DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. Novel:
2017 – The Fables of Leonardo da Vinci. RoseHeart Publishing. Collection: ten fables fleshed
in from annotations in the great genius’s notebooks. For readers of all ages.
2016 – Apocalypse Now… Grab the Karaoke Machine. Aardwolfe Books. Novel: comic story about a Homeland Security spokeswoman who inadvertently and clumsily foils a bioweapon attack.
2016 – Mark Twain, Uncensored. Mexico’s largest English-speaking Community Theatre. Two-Act Play.
2015 – Something Tells Me. StageScripts. Full-length Play.
2013 – Parlor Games. Eldridge Play Publishing. Full-length Play.
2012 – God’s Creatures . . . or Darwin’s? American Star Books. Collection: a collection of comic essays on the controversial subject, done in the voices and styles of America’s greatest comic icons.
2010 – Lub Dub. Roseheart Publishing. Novel: runaway donor heart is sidetracked when delivery team driver sees girlfriend with another lover.
2010 – Autobiography of a Worm. Eternal Press. Novel: man, fraught with depression descends into murder and madness.
2008 – The Fishing Trip That Got Away. Roseheart Publishing. Novella: comic misadventure in the wilderness that ends in redemption and discovery for both principal characters.
2002 – Return of the Lost Horses. Publish America. Novel: metaphysical romance that takes place over many lifetimes.
1999 – Rosebud (Comedy Short Screenplay). Delonra Films. Sold outright.
1998 – Most Dangerous Woman in America. Docudrama: optioned in 1998 in Los Angeles. By Orly Adelson Off-Camera. Momentum Pictures. Comedy | Drama: feature optioned in Canada.

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About the Publisher: Laughing Cleaver Press is a satire and comedy imprint of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C., a small, woman-owned, traditional and Indie publishing house with over thirty (30) authors and their eclectic titles for discriminating readers.

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Bulk orders can be requested through purchase order derived from the Sell Sheets or a PO will be generated.
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Vintage funky, retro, rustic, shabby chic at The Vintage Barn in Carthage North Carolina

The Vintage Barn has an eclectic assortment of trend-setting nostalgic, urban, and timeless artifacts, bustiers, clothing, collectibles, costumes (Halloween!), masks, and other merchandise you just cannot find elsewhere!

Style has been undergoing a continuous revolution since it became a thing and The Vintage Barn, located in Central North Carolina – Town of Carthage, is a surefire representation of a renaissance in elegance! The Vintage Barn features an extremely unique array of antique, funky, retro, rustic and vintage albums, artwork, books, boudoir items (beads, bustier, faux fur, garters, robes, nightgowns, silks, tulle, wedding dresses, etc.), cards, collectibles, costumes, cowboy boots, dreamcatchers, furnishings, hats, kitchen wares, jewelry (magnificent selection), period clothing, personality memorabilia (Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, etc.) masks, instruments, rustic boots, wall-hangings, woodworking as well as “original” attention-grabbing artworks. This go-to location for Central North Carolina travelers

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(especially when visiting Pinehurst, Southern Pines and surrounding golf communities) is a hidden gem. If you don’t visit – you are missing an experience in coolness.

Owned, and operated, by Ms. Ann Turner, The Vintage Barn is a small woman-owned business and, as such, deserves a tribute for its resilience in maintaining a visage, which easily could be beamed to Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City,  or Paris (etc.) as a cat’s meow destination for opulence that disavows designer labels (unless they are previously owned of course). Ann demonstrates her visionary art and theater senses, through interior interpretations her guests come back for time and again. Because once bitten, she’ll be the first to say, customers maintain a strong repeat performance. And, if not for the wares, they return for the lady herself because Ann is as eclectic as the items she represents! Most definitely, guests love the advent of occasion at The Vintage Barn that usurps the ideal of routine shopping excursions “and” often at cost savings too boot.

During the summer, when everyone is searching for weekend “to-do’s”, The Vintage Barn is a definite “must visit” destination. Ms. Turner’s collectibles are hand-picked from venues up and down the seaboard. These delightful “previously owned and celebrated” collections are pieced together to create one-of-a-kind results.. Ann is also very personable . . .  she often shares . . . “I don’t price per product – I bundle. Pick the items you like, and I’ll price it affordably for you.” The novel regalia, and décor to choose from, is exhaustive at The Vintage Barn. And, the store is expertly laid out and designed, it is like a museum tour – guests do get lost for some time while visiting. And, if you are an early planner, The Vintage Barn sells out of Halloween goodies early; if it does there’s “other” holidays but you don’t need a holiday to visit. The Vintage Barn is a great experience every, and any, day.

If you aren’t already an aficionado or collector, here’s a quick lesson on the differences between 1) antiques (rule of thumb 100 years or older), 2) retro (1940’s and 1950’s), and 3) vintage (not antique and not retro – usually older than twenty years). While vintage is often used as a “catch-all-phrase” for antique, collectible, pop, previously owned, retro and vintage collections – it is really its own blend of sumptuousness.

The Vintage Barn is registered with the State of North Carolina Film Office as a filming location and a venue for props. It is housed within a historic building and within the  Historic District of Carthage, North Carolina. Hours of operation are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11AM to 5:30PM and Saturday from 12PM to 4:30PM. Location is 108 McReynolds Street, Carthage, North Carolina 28327 in Moore County.

If you are traveling a long distance, as many customers do, be certain to pick a Friday or Saturday when the store is certain to be open . . . and/or call ahead!
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/thevintagebarnincarthage (https://www.facebook.com/thevintagebarncarthage

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United Kingdom author Steven Kay’s novel, “Pebbles” soon to release

“Pebbles: Love Across the Morecambe Bay,” is a 2nd edition of author Steven Kay’s work with a new cover and minor plot changes through Iron Mantle Books – a dramatic romance novel imprint.

Iron Mantle Books announces impending release of United Kingdom dramatic romance novelist Steven Kay’s title, “Pebbles: Love Across the Morecambe Bay,” a romance novel about Frank Taylor from northern England who meets Karen, becomes involved and marries – eventually having a son, Mark, together.

Frank and Karen take their work, rest and play seriously and when their grown son sets off in search of adventure he returns with a broken heart. The couple set to task to get Mark back on his feet but a bout of bad luck results in their missing grand-daughter for a few years where they watch their son’s loss first-hand . . . the story unfolds and shares how the most impervious of items during somber life events often result in the most momentous bouts of courage in the face of obstacles that characters can’t see beyond. For Frank and Karen’s son it is a blue slate pebble that turns out to be his good luck charm . . .

This is the first of five titles that Mr. Kay is re-releasing through Iron Mantle Books, an imprint of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. as the first in their Iron Mantle Books imprint, which is expanding to include non-dramatic romance novels fall of 2019 and into 2020. The additional forthcoming novels include:

“In Wordsworth’s Shadow”;
“You and Me”;
“For the Love of My Children”; and
“The Satanic Court.”
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About the Author:
Steve Kay was born in Lancashire and he grew up in Hambleton close to Morecambe Bay and the Forest of Bowland. His father introduced him to the great outdoors and his mother showed him how to make the most out of his life. His education started in mathematics and at university transitioned to languages.Steven Kay leads a simple life as a health-food enthusiast, he loves to go lake swimming, cycling and camping. He maintains fluency in Dutch and he intends to retire in Austria where the landscape reminds him of Cumbria but without the continual rains. In Austria he communicates fluently with the locals, and meets up with many flying Hollanders, who also appreciate the Low Countries rather than the Alps. Finally, without a car and TV, Steven values love of a bygone era and the peacefulness it allows him to enjoy.
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About the Publisher:
Iron Mantle Books is an imprint of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C., a small, woman-owned, publishing house with over thirty (30) authors that features literary fiction and nonfiction written by eclectic authors for discriminating readers the world over.

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Fact and Sell Sheets are available upon request.
Purchase Orders are accepted via email.
Standard book industry bulk rate reductions apply.

To order pre-release and post-release copies DonnaInk Publications or https://www.facebook.com/pg/Author-Steven-Kay

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Publisher, Publicist and Book Developer, DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. located in “Sweet Carthage” within the J. F. Cole House

Every little town has hidden gems and Carthage North Carolina is no different! Within the city limits is publisher, publicist and book developer, DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.

The Founder and President, Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry resides in the J.F. Cole House, which is located in the Historic District with her son, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor. The J.F. Cole House was bought at auction June of 2017, it had been auctioned a few occasions with “no” purchasers meeting the seller’s (Housing and Urban Development) bottom-line. Thankfully, the Quesinberry – Hatcher purchase met HUD criteria and renovations brought the home to more current standards.

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Authors that Q represents are from nine (9) countries and five (5) continents and she features a variety of imprints, such as: 2nd Spirit Books, Beat Deep Books, Laughingcleaver Press, Ironmantle Books, Moondust Media, Nocturnum’s Muse, Owlhouse Books, Pashar Sage Press, and Thunderforge Pubs, as follows:

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What does DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. do for authors?

As an author’s title representative, DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. reviews the author’s query and synopsis. Upon approval, a title agreement is prepared for the author review, any agreed upon adjustments are executed and then signatures are executed. Once this occurs, a press release is presented to industry regarding representation of the impending title. From there, standard book development and production is committed with copyright and registrations taking place. There is no cost for representation, which may take a year or longer from acceptance and signing of the agreement to production of the book for retail sale. Q states, “We are not a dump and pump entity – books go through layers of development and even at the time of release – I often feel we could have taken more time, but there is a point where you just need to let the title leap in faith.”

During this process, authors are supported through monthly conference calls, newsletters, marketing tips and target / secondary market strategies, etc. that include:

  • Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs)
  • Author Website (3 to 5 pages – that carries an advertiser logo, without logo costs a monthly fee)
  • Audiobooks
  • Author’s Page on DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. Website
  • Book Design and Development
  • CDs
  • CD Cover Design
  • CD Jewel Case Enclosure Design
  • Cover Design
  • eBook Design
  • eBook Formatting and Layout
  • Edit (basic; developmental and/or substantive edits or ghostwriting cost a fee)
  • Fact and Sell Sheets
  • Formatting and Layout
  • Front Matter
  • Ghostwriting (for cost)
  • Graphics
  • Information Page
  • Illustrations
  • Market Kit
  • Press Releases
  • Print in soft or hardbound (terms of production are included in agreement)
  • Registrations
  • Retail Distribution
  • Review
  • Tables
  • Target and Secondary Marketing
  • Etc.

What about unrepresented titles and authors?

Unrepresented titles feature the “same” support services; however, each item has a fee associated with it. Some authors desire to self-publish, or publish elsewhere, but require a cover design, help with formatting, or other requirements that DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. will assist with at cost-effective rates.

To learn more: write to contact@donnainkpublications.com

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To visit DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. you must make an appointment forty-eight (48) hours in advance. There are no “drop-in” visits to the J. F. Cole House.

Faces of Rap Mothers by Candy Strother DeVore Mitchell available in pre-release

Faces of Rap Mothers by Candy Strother DeVore Mitchell available in pre-release

“Faces of Rap Mothers,” by Candy Strother DeVore Mitchell is a first of its kind collaborative compilation, published by Beat Deep Books.

“Faces of Rap Mothers,” by Candy Strother DeVore Mitchell is a first of its kind collaborative compilation, published by Beat Deep Books. This title shares gallery images and back-stories of women who are artists, business owners, relatives or mothers of Rap and Hip-Hop’s most infamous Superstar Icons. Candy’s minimalist approach, represents the important women who educated, nursed, represented, supported and upheld Rap and Hip-Hop through their shadowing of its Icons or self-exposure as artisans within the industry. These women rise, oftentimes in the shadows of Ultra-Famous Rap and Hip-Hop performers, who they love. One can only imagine being a cousin, niece, mother, sister or wife of an infamous personality. Quietly observing the rank and file within media, and the music industry, experiencing the waves of success involve with their ebbs and flows in the tides of life, the extreme highs and extreme lows of the path of stardom must inure even the strongest of these women; however, elements of soul remain at the core of their lives and it is demonstrated in, “Faces of Rap Mothers.” Contributors to Mrs. Mitchell’s book include:

Beretta (e.g.: Sharon Lynette Young), CEO of one of the hottest recording studios in Hollywood, many of Rap’s and Hip-Hop’s Superstars record there. Her chapter is certain to entice future music entrepreneurs interested in engineering soulful sounds.

Honey Blunt, a six (6) time award-winning West Coast recording artist; is also a model and dancer as a well-known Rap and Hip-Hop entertainer. Her sultry personality shines in revelations of the boundaries of emergent music trends she fashions to a taste of honey in golden performances.

Monica Davis, ex-wife of a well-known R&B star (we’ll learn who in her excerpt), grew up in Hollywood after spending years touring with Ralph Tresvant Sr. (e.g.: also known as Rizz and Rizzo, American actor, record producer, singer, and songwriter best known as New Edition’s Lead Singer). She’s also dated some very influential Rap and Hip-Hop artists who include LL COOL J, Jessie D., and  Johnny Gill, Jr.

Angel Gilcrest Guyton – illustrious rap and hip-hop celebrity formerly married to two (2) Superstar Producers and an independent woman in her own right – more to come . . .

Queen G (e.g.: Shonta Gibson), award-winning CEO and Owner of Letsgotowork Entertainment Network; also, Animateur de radio at BlackOut Radio and Media Director at CLUB HIS HOP Las Vegas, grew up in Hollywood where she performed as a movie extra. Queen G is Superstar Tyrese’s sister.

Tyaunna Harris, actress and model, grew up within Rap and Hip-Hop and keeps her finger on speed-dial within the industry today . . . we’ll learn more about Tyaunna very soon . . .

O.G. LIL MAMA (e.g.: Angel Hicks), West Coast Hip-Hop Artist grew up with Snoop Dogg. What else is there to say? Looking forward to this slice of music industry history . . .

Lena Moss, Superstar Aaron Hall’s wife and mother of beautiful Kaloni Hall, Lena and Aaron’s daughter. Aaron Hall is an American singer and songwriter whose debut album sold over a million copies and is certified platinum.

Jamie Paris, mother of one of Snoop Dogg’s recording artist, JP Cali Smoov discloses the facts about living the life of a Rap and Hip-Hop Mother.

Nina Womack, award-winning actress, event producer and filmmaker is also the Founder of Transmedia 360° a multimedia and branding agency. Nina has an extensive background in event production, festival, film and theater. She’s also the creator of “Let’s Be Whole” (e.g.: an interactive, grassroots outreach program designed to reach communities of color at high risk for cancer, disease, mental illness, obesity, poverty and other stress-related trauma.). Her son is a producer and she is the niece of Superstar Bobby Womack.

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About the Author:
Candy Strother DeVore Mitchell is the niece of a civil rights leader who worked directly alongside Dr. Martin Luther King. This may have resulted in her burgeoning interests as a human rights activist. Mrs. Mitchell has testified on Capitol Hill and aired in national news broadcasts regarding newsworthy topics. She is the creator and executive producer of “The Face of Rap Mothers,” an affiliation of women leaders in the rap industry who work in unison to build better futures for humanity through entrepreneurial, solopreneur and philanthropic efforts. Candy is also the CEO of Black Cash Universal Studios Entertainment and her son is King Tha Rapper – she shares her story in an introductory chapter of, “Faces of Rap Mothers.”

To contact the author write to: candisbook@mail.com

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Purchase Information:
“Faces of Rap Mothers,” available in “pre-release” NOW features a 20% discount through the publisher, Beat Deep Books for the signed and unsigned books (e.g.: signed copies are sold at a higher cost). Beat Deep Books is an imprint of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. – visit http://www.donnaink.com to order the discounted copies.

“Faces of Rap Mothers” will also be made available on AMAZON, Barnes & Noble, and other fine book retailers very soon . . .

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J. F. Cole National Registry of Historic Places Airbnb Lifestyle

Slide8In Carthage in Central North Carolina within the Sandhills . . . resides the J. F. Cole National Registry of Historic Places Airbnb Executive Suite / Guest Bedroom. It is a gem among a multitude of treasures that delight the senses and sensibilities. It is our nugget in the stream of life and as proprietors we are happy to share with visitors to our area.

Airbnb Guest Room at J. F. Cole National Historic Registry Home

Mr. Jamie R. Hatcher and Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry are the proprietors of the J. F. Cole National Registry of Historic Places Airbnb Executive Suite / Guest Bedroom – we are a son and mother. Mr. Hatcher is a thirty-seven (37) year old traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor of over sixteen (16) years. Having sustained a work-related brain insult in 2003, Mr. Hatcher (Jamie) has been through the most well-received treatment programs in the nation and now is in community re-entry with supplemental equine and “other” therapies that make his life more enjoyable. He loves to talk with guests about the stars, conspiracy theories and politics but is also very good about letting folks enjoy their privacy when requested.

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Ms. Quesinberry is an author, consultant and publisher – as a solo-entrepreneur, Donna features two distinct business tracks:

  • dpInk Ltd. Liability Companyhttps://www.donnalquesinberry.com – featuring business development, capture administration and proposal solutions – this includes coaching, copywriting, document layout and design, editorial, graphics, process flows, program management, senior technical writing, and website design – etc.
  • DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.https://www.donnaink.com – featuring thirty-six (36) authors as a small, woman-owned, traditional Indie publishing house – this includes cover design, editorial, formatting and layout, marketing platform, press kits, publishing, registrations, etc.

When guests arrive at J. F. Cole, even on our tight budget, Mr. Hatcher and Ms. Quesin-berry work to roll out the proverbial red carpet in hope Airbnb guests experience excellence in the Sandhills. Ms. Quesinberry is developing a book that identifies places to see and people to meet while visiting in the Sandhills as a phased project – initially, tried and true venues; secondly, unique finds; and third – unearthed treasures. There is a certain underground flavor in the Sandhills that J. F. Cole Airbnb guests deserve to have occasion to tap into.

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Apart from sights and seeing the interesting and/or unusual – the J. F. Cole Historic Home itself has an added layer of mystic. According to the owners original real estate showing realtor (not the listing agent purchased from), the J. F. Cole Historic Home is haunted! Now, Jamie and Donna haven’t officially seen a ghost or ghoul – they have seen a large orb manifest in the reading room and then move up the stairs and knock a picture off the wall but it was a fairly fast trek of light formation, which is nothing like what the realtor suggested of a malevolent ghost chasing another real estate agent from the upstairs bedroom that scared him and the buyers so much they wouldn’t return. While Jamie and Donna state, “Things do go bump in the night,” they share that only positive energies exist within the walls of the J. F. Cole Historic Home.

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In the future, new features are coming to J. F. Cole Historic Home, such as:

  • Author Readings and Book Signings
  • Book Release Launches
  • Craft Classes
  • Single’s Meet and Greets
  • Social Affairs
  • Etc.

And, more and more souvenirs and gifts for guests to consider from their stay in the quaint Town of Carthage in the Central North Carolina Sandhills!

To learn more contact: verylittlebookstore@gmail.com or jfcolehouse@mail.com.

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