The drink of gods and men flowed freely Saturday as Mead Day festival-goers browsed arts and crafts booths, watched open-fire blacksmithing and marveled as knights in full armor battled under the midday sun.
The ornate exterior of the mansion that industrialist Jonathan McGee Heck built on North Blount Street in Raleigh starting in 1869 was recently restored to its 19th-century glory, down to the salmon-colored paint trimmed in olive green.
Clay Whitehead and Neil Offen: The Obama administration supports replacing 100 nuclear bombers ($550 million each) and 12 nuclear submarines ($6.6 billion per vessel) with 16 nuclear warheads, over the next three decades transferring about $1 trillion from the American people to the nuclear arms industry.
Listen to Myrick Howard as he talks about the Heck-Andrews House at 309 North Blount Street in downtown Raleigh. The State of North Carolina recently restored the outside of the Second Empire-style three story mansion built by industrialist Jonathan McGee Heck. The interior, however, is in a deteriorated state with crumbling plaster, fallen ceilings and a collapsing kitchen floor. The State of North Carolina is not sure if it wants to spend the money to restore the interior. Video by Richard Stradlingfirstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Harry Lynchemail@example.com