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The owner of a small town drive-in movie theater in North Carolina says they are closing their doors.

This is sad to see. During Covid, Hound’s Drive-In in Kings Mountain was one of the few places you could go for entertainment.  But after seven seasons it is closing.

In a Facebook post Preston Brown had this to say about his theater. ““We started this journey together with a vision of a campground and drive-in movie theater that ultimately turned into the #1 highest-grossing drive-in theater with the largest screens in the nation,” the post reads. “We broke attendance records not only with other drive-ins, but walk-in theaters also.”

There is something magical and nostalgic  about Hound’s. The  joy of seeing a current film in your car or tailgate or in a lawn chair right outside is so much fun for the whole family.

Movies were not the only thing that Brown hosted at Hound’s, hundreds of people traveled there for graduations, concerts and even church services during the pandemic.

To learn more get all the details from Channel 9 right here.

This may come as a surprise and shock....It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart I announce the permanent...

Posted by Hound's Drive-In on Sunday, February 19, 2023

5 Delicious Things North Carolina Is Known And Famous For

  • BBQ

    BBQ Ribs

    North Carolina is known for its barbecue, with two main styles – Eastern and Lexington. For fans of succulent meat, this is definitely a treat to try.

    Eastern style BBQ is all about the whole pork, which is cooked over an open pit of hardwood coals. The meat is then chopped or pulled and served with a vinegar-based sauce on the side. This style is common along the coast of Piedmont.

    In Lexington style, they focus more on the pork shoulder, which is smoked and then served with a ketchup and vinegar-based sauce. The sauce tends to be sweeter and thicker.

    Whichever style you prefer, North Carolina knows how to do BBQ right! Make sure you give it a shot. Better yet, try both styles to find out which is your favorite.

  • Krispy Kreme

    Two Famous Products Made In NC Coming Together To Make A Delicious New Product

    Krispy Kreme is a company that was founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1937. The company is most famous for its original glazed doughnuts, which are fried and then coated with a sugar and cinnamon glaze.

    The company has since expanded worldwide, but the original Krispy Kreme location in Winston-Salem is still in operation today. Krispy Kreme is also popular for its innovative flavors, such as green tea and pumpkin spice.

  • Texas Pete Hot Sauce

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    North Carolina is home to the popular Texas Pete hot sauce. This sauce, which you might assume is from Texas from its name, actually comes from Winston-Salem in 1929 and is still made there today.

    Texas Pete hot sauce is a staple in many North Carolina households. It is commonly used as a condiment, but it can also be used in cooking to add a bit of spice.


  • Mt Olive Pickles

    Mt. Olive Pickles North Carolina Pickle Festival

    Founded in 1926, Mt. Olive Pickles is the leading producer of pickles and relish in the United States. As you can guess from the name, their origins trace back to, well, Mount Olives in North Carolina. While their products are enjoyed by people all over the world, North Carolinians definitely love their pickles!

    Mt. Olive offers a wide variety of pickled products including cucumbers, peppers, onions, and more. If you’re a fan of pickles, definitely check out Mt. Olive Pickles. You can find their products in most grocery stores.

  • Cheerwine

    Created in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1917, Cheerwine is a cherry-flavored soft drink that is very popular in the Carolinas.

    While Cheerwine is available in stores all over the United States, it definitely has a huge following in North Carolina. It is so beloved in North Carolina that the state hosts an annual Cheerwine Festival. The festival celebrates all things Cheerwine with food, music, and of course, plenty of soda.

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