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Museum Embarks on a New Exhibit that shares “The Real Ava” with the world

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Museum Embarks on a New Exhibit that shares “The Real Ava” with the world

Museum Embarks on a New Exhibit that shares “The Real Ava” with the world   (January 14, 2019, Smithfield, NC) – The Ava Gardner Museum will host the Ava Gardner Festival the weekend of May 31-June 1, 2019 at the museum and Ava's home town of Smithfield, NC.  For more than 30 years, the Ava Gardner Museum has welcomed visitors from around the world; inviting them to learn more about the iconic movie actress who was born in Johnston County. Over these many years, the complexity of the “real” Ava – movie star, wife, friend and advocate for civil rights – is a...

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15 Authentic Southern Foods You'll Find in Raleigh, N.C.

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15 Authentic Southern Foods You'll Find in Raleigh, N.C.

15 Authentic Southern Foods You'll Find in Raleigh, N.C. Nothing says Southern hospitality quite like Southern comfort food, and the Raleigh area dishes up some of the best around. Here's the scoop on a few of our favorites—what they are, where to find them and how to eat them! Fried chickenWe're always frying up something in the South, and no Southern-fried favorite is more iconic than fried chicken. Around here, we like our fried chicken golden, crispy, tender and juicy. Mecca Restaurant, Driftwood Southern Kitchen and the State Farmer's Market Restaurant are go-to establishments for this delicious favorite. For a trendy chicken and waffles dish, stop by Beasley's Chicken...

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