Channelling modern-day Norman Rockwell at the Bynum General Store in Bynum, NC.
Once anchored by a cotton mill (shell remains), Bynum was a bustling community with an active general store, movie theatre and school. Today, most folks know the small village set along the banks of the Haw River as the home to critter artist Clyde Jones and his painted wooden creations spotted on porches and lawns throughout town.
On Friday evenings, Bynum swells when families flock to take in the free concerts as part of the Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series. The concerts occur throughout the summer in an outdoor venue wedged between The General Store (now used as a community center) and a vacant building.
Bynum is about a 20-minute drive from Chapel Hill/Carrboro.
A Clyde Jones critter is raffled at the Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series.
(photographs taken at The General Store in Bynum, NC)