Warren County, tomato clubs, feminism, and Our State magazine
"4-H club members standing together grouped in clubs: Tomato Club, Bee Club, Pig Club, and Corn Club," 1920, "Green 'N' Growing," Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University,

A simple scroll through the Facebook feed and curiosity stirred by a title led to a mention of Warren County in a recent Our State magazine post written by Josh Shaffer. The article mentions a Warren County girl, Sadie Linner, writing a report on tomatoes in 1913, and how her tomatoes helped to feed her family of [...]

Warren County and WRAL’s Tar Heel Traveler
Warren County and WRAL’s Tar Heel Traveler

Warren County has had a visit from WRAL’s Tar Heel Traveler, Scott Mason, four times now. If you missed the coverage, look no further. Check out the videos here: Warrenton “barn” has honest food that’s loved by locals Norlina barbers stand the test of time  Warren County marching band receives incredible accolades  Famous people once [...]

#throwbackthursday: the 1973 Comprehensive Development Plan for Warrenton, North Carolina
#throwbackthursday: the 1973 Comprehensive Development Plan for Warrenton, North Carolina

Recently, the ‘Comprehensive Development Plan’ for Warrenton, NC, written by John Berndt in May 1973 for the NC Department of Natural and Economic Resources and sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, was loaned to us for the purpose of a #tbt (Throwback Thursday) post for #warrencountylove. The plan was prepared for the [...]

The Trails at Buck Spring
The Trails at Buck Spring

Even though we posted about Buck Spring not too, too long ago, there have been recent renovations, additions, and discoveries. This post focuses mainly on the really beautiful nature trail, but before we look into that, the Warren County Government and North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service have been doing work out at Buck Spring and [...]

A Fading Way of Life: A Farmer’s Daughter Captures Warren County Farming Through Woodcut Prints
A Fading Way of Life: A Farmer’s Daughter Captures Warren County Farming Through Woodcut Prints

  I come from a family of farmers. I have heard stories from family of waking up before school to top tobacco or racing against the hot summer days to move metal irrigation pipes before they burned their hands. I’m sure parents and grandparents all over Warren County tell these kinds of stories. As a [...]

MARCH MADNESS!: #warrencountyLOVE for NC Central
MARCH MADNESS!: #warrencountyLOVE for NC Central

It’s March Madness, and true to its name, everyone is all revved up. At #warrencountyLOVE, we just wanted to take a moment to say how proud we are and send some love out to Warren County native, Warren County High School alum, and former coach of WCHS basketball- John Moseley- NC Central‘s associate head basketball coach. [...]

Fun History Behind the Norlina Hotel
Fun History Behind the Norlina Hotel

Recently, we saw a video from WRAL’s Tar Heel Traveler segment with Scott Mason that aired in March of 2010 about the Norlina Hotel in Warren County’s Norlina, NC. Just goes to show that places right here in Warren County that we’ve seen our whole lives, and have even visited, are rich with history long [...]

Black History Month: Warren County
Black History Month: Warren County

In honor of February’s Black History Month, #warrencountyLOVE is paying tribute by focusing on #WarrenCountyBlackHistory. Digging into our county’s rich history, here are some cool things we’ve found: Ella Baker (1903-1986) Raised in Littleton, NC, Ella Baker was the national director of the Young Negroes Cooperative League (Harlem, NY). She later worked with the NAACP, [...]

Warren County in the NFL
Warren County in the NFL

Since today is Super Bowl Sunday (Super Bowl XLVIII), #warrencountyLOVE decided to celebrate Warren County’s ties to the NFL: Corey Terry and Randy Jordan.     Corey Terry, a graduate of Warren County High School, played for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1999 and the New Orleans Saints in 2000. His alma mater was the University [...]

Ghostly Spirits of Warren County, North Carolina & Beyond- excerpts from Arlene S. Bice, local author
Ghostly Spirits of Warren County, North Carolina & Beyond- excerpts from Arlene S. Bice, local author

The following are excerpts from local author, Arlene S. Bice, who contacted #warrencountyLOVE to share with the community pieces of county lore from Ghostly Spirits of Warren County, North Carolina & Beyond . Children’s Tea Party: The Putnam Story (Warren Plains) The ghost children in the Putnam household told Alice to invite me to tea. “Delighted,” I [...]