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2020 was a challenging year for the tourism and hospitality industry. As a result of the pandemic, travel came to a near halt, jobs...

Did von Braun prophesize Elon Musk colonizing Mars?

Did a book written more than 70 years ago by American space pioneer Dr. Wernher von Braun predict that a man called Elon would...

Everyone has a story

2020 was a challenging year for the tourism and hospitality industry. As a result of the pandemic, travel came to a near halt, jobs...

Slim’s Pizzeria is Birmingham’s hottest new pizza place

Miller Mobley has been all over the world. As a photographer, he’s met some of Hollywood’s biggest stars including Tom Hanks, Robert DeNiro, George...

Why you should visit Wedowee, Alabama

In Alabama, there is no shortage of quaint small towns that are home to unique shops, scenic nature and tons of charm – and...

How this Alabama nonprofit helps the hopeless break the chains of addiction

For Lisa Teggert and Laurye Brunson, the welcome sign at the door of their home is more than a tagline. It’s a daily mission...

Why Helen in Birmingham is one of the country’s best new restaurants

It’s hard to slap a label on Helen, the downtown Birmingham restaurant owned by repeat James Beard Award semifinalist Rob McDaniel and his wife,...

Listen: How God helps an Aussie businessman in challenging times

Things are very challenging in the land down under. Australia has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the freedom they have enjoyed has been...

Von Braun Center arena undergoes $4 million backstage renovation

Some of the biggest acts in music history have strolled down the halls of the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville. That venue has...

Bonnie Plants Foundation donates $1.2M for Auburn University Children’s Garden

The Bonnie Plants Foundation, a garden and greenspace educational-oriented nonprofit, is gifting Auburn University with a $1.2 million donation for the establishment of a...

Fill your plate at Alabama’s Sahani food truck

Growing up, Sahani food truck owner David Kimani had a dream of building a business. Early during the pandemic, Kimani and his family had the opportunity to...

Alabama entrepreneurs joining the benefit corporation movement

When Rebecca Denson and her husband, Clint, launched Sachai Tea Co., the idea of improving their community, and the world, were key components of their...

Jones Valley Teaching Farm expands to provide more food access to those in need

The upcoming year will mark a new milestone in Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s growth, as its $8 million upgrade fully comes on line with...

Here’s every shop and restaurant coming to Mercantile on Morris in Birmingham

With new developments popping up all over town, business in Birmingham is booming. Ultra-modern lofts and cozy city condominiums are continuously adding to the...

Couple bring warmth of holidays to home on Alabama’s Weiss Lake

Neatly tucked onto four manicured acres – away from the hustle and bustle – a beautiful home on the shores of Alabama Power‘s Weiss Lake...

British pub food finds a permanent home in Birmingham, Alabama’s Little London

The Duchess, Birmingham’s most whimsical and charmingly over-the-top food truck, was a vehicle (literally) for bigger things. The perfect ambassador for lots of tasty...

From Broadway to blues to big bands, Birmingham’s musical talent shaped the sounds of a nation

Alabama NewsCenter is closing out Birmingham’s 150th birthday with a sonic bang, delving deep into the musical history of the Magic City. Rebecca Luker Rebecca Luker...

Alabama teen doing well after battling childhood leukemia

Trevor Moultrie is like most teens. He’s active in football and track at Hewitt-Trussville High School. He eats all the time and is constantly outgrowing...

Alabama man battles rare disease with faith, family and church support

Tim Jones worked for decades as a videographer and photojournalist at television stations in Huntsville, Birmingham and Mobile. A burly man, Jones could haul...

Birmingham boasts an extraordinary musical legacy over 150 years

In 1989, Erskine Hawkins, Sun Ra and The Temptations all played at Birmingham’s inaugural City Stages music festival. Tickets that year were $3 per...

Alabama native E.O. Wilson, internationally recognized biologist and author, dead at 92

E.O. Wilson, a Birmingham native and former Harvard University biologist and Pulitzer Prize winner whose study of ants and human behavior made him one...

Beth Chapman: New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions originated over 4,000 years ago with the ancient Babylonians. They had the first documented New Year’s celebrations. During Akitu, a vast 12-day...

Hunters, anglers take extra care on cold-water excursions

With Alabama’s abundant waterways, hunters sometimes can only access their hunting land via some type of boat or vessel. That goes not only for...

Eat a traditional New Year’s Day meal with these chefs’ recipes

It may seem counterintuitive to folks who live up north and out west, but Southerners believe the best way to ensure a bounty of...