Farmina Pet Food USA, a provider of scientifically-developed foods and personalized nutrition services for dogs and cats, will establish its North American headquarters in Reidsville, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company’s plans in Rockingham County include the creation of 129 jobs over five years and a capital investment of nearly $28....

Since moving to Charlotte from Chicago, it seemed like I forgot how to speak Italian, as in food. While it was my regular go-to in Chi-town, I have ignored one of my favorite cuisines since moving to the Queen City.  Shortly after landing here, an acquaintance recommended Mama Ricotta’s as a spot I had to try. I still haven’t made it there, but I d...

With the holiday season approaching and winter break for the University of the Hampshire just over the horizon, students are running out of time to enjoy all that the town of Durham has to offer before returning home.  Whether it’s treating your parents to a nice local dinner while they’re in town or shooting that final shot in the midst of ‘cuffin...

Sal Rando regretted ever selling his quaint pizza shop at New Hope Square shopping center in north Gastonia in 2015. But after spending the last five years working a number of other jobs, Rando's made his long-awaited return to the shop, where he'll sling pizza dough once again. Rando's been a pizza and food fanatic as long as he can remember. At a...

Chris Chagnon knows a thing or two about restaurants, which likely explains the immediate success of his latest venture, Pavino’s Italian Bistro and Pizzeria in Maggie Valley, The restaurant opened a month ago and has seen a constant stream of customers, as well as positive reviews. Walking into Pavino’s feels like walking into a hole-in-the-wall m...

Thirty-seven online music, dance and film performances will replace an annual street fair this year in a benefit organized by a Mebane man. Festa Italiana Raleigh will present Raleigh Virtuale Venti Venti at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at https://www.youtube.com/user/LoreinsPacif, as well as on Facebook. The free 2½-hour benefit will feature Mebane-...

Join us for Festa Italiana Raleigh's inaugural on-line benefit concert. More than 90 artists & performers across 20 provinces, regions & states in the US, Italy & Morocco! All proceeds to support the Festa 2020 charities: "Spare Some for Autism" & "Military Missions in Action. " Featured artists include Genoa's Beppe Gambetta, Raleigh's Bill Stoneh...

The Triangle Sons & Daughters of Italy, a member of the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, has named author, filmmaker, and We The Italians contributor Mark Spano of Orange County, NC (USA) as its 2020 Outstanding Italian-American in North Carolina. The organization will present the award during its Annual Picnic and General Membership Mee...

Italian hose manufacturer FITT Group is building its U.S. headquarters in Mooresville, a move that's expected to create 144 new jobs, the company announced Wednesday. "Opening our facility in Iredell County and North Carolina was the right decision," Alessandro Mezzalira, president and CEO of FITT Group, said in a statement. "The environment is con...

Luca Annunziata, Executive Chef of forchetta, participated in, and won an episode of Food Network’s Chopped which aired on June 30, 2020 at 9:00pm. Chopped is a Reality Television Chef’s Competition. In this show, four chefs compete against each other in creating a three-course meal including one appetizer, one entrée and one dessert. Chefs must on...