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Ian Taylor / by Ian Taylor ian.taylor@ashepostandtimes.com 

TODD — The wife-and-husband duo of Sarah and Austin McCombie, also known as the Chatham Rabbits, brought their combination of clawhammer banjo and harmonies to the Todd General Store Sunday, Sept. 8. The pair are currently on tour throughout North Carolina and the surrounding states.


Photo courtesy Mike Duncan 

WILKESBORO — The fifth annual Carolina in the Fall Music & Food Festival took place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, featuring a long list of renowned musicians. Pictured is Williamson Branch, who include Kevin Williamson on guitar, Anthony Howell on mandolin, Kadence Williamson on bass, Melody Williamson on fiddle and Caroline Williamson on percussion.


Ian Taylor / by Ian Taylor ian.taylor@ashepostandtimes.com 

TODD — The Todd General Store hosted famous storyteller Ron Jones Thursday, Sept. 26. Jones regaled the attendees with stories of God’s creation of mankind, pet rattlesnakes and more. Store owner Matthew Connell said storytelling was something he wanted to bring back to the store as he and his wife, Andrea, gave it a new life.