Bynum is a former cotton mill village in Chatham County, NC on the banks of the Haw River. Folks from all over live here now, from all walks of life: UNC researchers, the world famous chain-saw sculptor Clyde Jones, musicians, painters, carpenters, puppeteers, plumbers, potters, weavers, folk artists, gardeners ... and more than one storyteller!
Bynum has a community garden, a weekly music series in the summer, bingo games and chicken suppers to raise money for charity, Boy and Girl Scout troops, a Ruritan International Club, the Bynum United Methodist Church, and the Rock Springs and Moore Mountain Baptist Churches (and others). The community gives two $1000 scholarships to local students yearly. It hosts an incredible Halloween extravaganza that has been featured in Our State magazine and on WUNC-TV. (Links below*)
If you live in the area and want to find out more about these activities, check out the Facebook pages for Bynum, North Carolina, Bynum Front Porch, Bynum United Methodist Church, etc.
I also manage a neighborhood email list. The email list has about 250 subscribers and usually, 10-15 emails a week. You do not have to live in Bynum to subscribe to it - but all posts must relate to the area.
If the form doesn't work, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org instead. Thanks!
*See the photo essays, Bynum's Pumpkin Bridge Part 1 "Carving and the Carvers" and Bynum's Pumpkin Bridge - Part 2 "Pumpkins on the Bridge."
There are also stories about Bynum on WUNC's Our State TV show, and in the Our State magazine. A few links:
Friday Night Music
Allen and Sons' BBQ
Pumpkin Delights Pages 172-176