How does our History Register?

Posted by on May 30, 2018

How does our History Register?

When John Newlin and his sons started construction of the cotton mill here in Saxapahaw in 1844, the mill used water from the Haw River to drive its machinery. The slaves that dug the millrace (the channel to direct the mill-wheel current) were freed by Newlin, along with their families, in 1850, and taken to Ohio, then a “Free State.” The Saxapahaw Mill operated for almost 150 years until Dixie Yarns, owners from 1978 to 1995, closed its doors in 1994. In 1998 the Mill was added to the National...

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Looking for Line Cooks! Potential Leadership Opportunity

Posted by on May 4, 2018

Looking for Line Cooks! Potential Leadership Opportunity

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There is a lot Going On, Always Was

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018

There is a lot Going On, Always Was

There is a lot going on in Saxapahaw, as we tell all visitors to the Store.  There always was, depending on where you looked and who was looking. The Museum timeline of Saxapahaw (those events noted so far) spans two legal-size pages, including a list of Saxapahaw businesses. As you may have read or heard in remarks tossed around like surprise celebratory balloons, 2018 is the 10th anniversary of this space now called The Saxapahaw General Store.  Embedded in the middle of the village timeline’s second page are...

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What a Day, a Year, a Life it Is

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018

What a Day, a Year, a Life it Is

A New Year. Lots of changes, many of them sweet. Change, like love and life, comes in many forms, with complex rhythms, surprise joys, and unknown horizons. Including deep snow (for NC), and, days later, a burst of fleeting Spring! Snow days offer us quiet time to think, to let ourselves absorb the beauty of Nature, especially if we are warm, fed, and loved. In the turning of one year into the next, they invite evaluation of all that was 2017, and, hopefully, an anticipation of all that 2018 may bring. A vision...

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Sugar and Spice

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018

Sugar and Spice

A little bit of history is like a little bite of dessert, whether before or after the meal. A little bite is a usually sweet, satisfying and enticing step from the staples into another art form, a treat. A special taste of art, craft, hand, work integrated into a new form that delights. At least that’s the idea. When the idea comes to life, Ah! Wow, we say. That’s delicious! The memory lingers exquisitely. This holiday season Emily Hicks has been busy baking with a flourish infused with her excitement: tortes,...

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