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Yes, They Serve Omelets in Heaven

There are certain people that we immortalize because we can’t imagine a world in which they don’t exist. These are the rare few who have blessed our lives with such abundance that they’ve imprinted themselves into our existence. They are part of our story. That’s how I felt about Ida Jean Mayhew. And I know I’m not alone. It was just too hard to imagine the day when her warm smile and charm wouldn’t welcome me when I walked through […]

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Three Things I Learned at the Wells Fargo Championship

Over the past seven days, the PGA and its patrons descended upon Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina. For the first time in more than forty years, the sleepy coastal town of Wilmington played host to a PGA event—The Wells Fargo Championship. And I must say, it was an honor to see my hometown in the national spotlight for something other than Jim Cantore’s latest hurricane update. As Sunday’s dust settled, I think both the professional golf tour […]

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Just Good Food: A Lifetime Legacy

The sun slowly rises. Shadows cast blanket the dew-covered ground. The clouds illuminate with glory. The world wakes up. But she has been awake for hours, just like every morning for the past sixty years. Every day, Ida Jean Mayhew witnesses the beautiful symphony of daybreak. There’s no need for an alarm. After sixty years, 12:00a.m. has become her routine. However, even at eighty-eight, the routine doesn’t seem mundane. It is her purpose and her calling. After a 5:00p.m. bedtime, she wakes […]

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