Employee Spotlight – Steve Gammons, Property Manager for T. R. Lawing Realty, Inc – Shelby, NC

We sat down this week to talk with Steve Gammons, Property Manager for our Cleveland County location.  As we were getting to know him, we noticed that this quiet fisherman and avid hunter, who loves his grandchildren, was very humbled to be talking about himself.  We turned the conversation to Shelby BBQ!  Immediately, his eyes lit up as we began an amazing discussion about some of NC’s favorite comfort foods.  You see, this guy from Detroit, who moved to the area in 1974 has embraced our southern ways and technically has lived here long enough for us to accept him as our own!  After having lunch at Alston Bridges BBQ, just outside of Uptown Shelby that day, we discussed the differences between that Bridges and Red Bridges BBQ off Hwy 74.  By the way, if you mention Bridges BBQ to any Shelby native, the first question will always be, “Which one?”

We laughed and discussed at what we liked best about both BBQ joints and Steve then turned to a story of his brother.  When he visits, he always eats at both Red Bridges BBQ & Lodge one day and Alston Bridges BBQ on another day to make sure he has his fill of the best that Shelby has to offer.  He then went on to say that he also makes sure to fill a cheap cooler full of Neese’s Liver Mush to take back home. Debbie Philbeck, Assistant Property Manager, interjects that she preferrfed Jenkins Food’s liver mush, which along with Mack’s Liver Mush & Meats, has a whole Cleveland County story of its own. Steve piped back that whatever he was eating, he liked his liver mush thin and crispy.  By the way, did you know that Shelby is home to the Official State of North Carolina Fall Liver Mush Festival?  It’s a two-day event that happens every October along with one of the largest pet festivals around called Mush, Music and Mutts Festival.  We had no idea but will be marking our calendars for next year.


Shelby, NC is a little under an hour west of Charlotte. Take I-85 South to US 74 West and it will take you straight to Shelby.  Once there, PLEASE follow the directional signs for all that Shelby has to offer as far as their favorite landmarks.  You will not regret one moment driving off the beaten path, we promise!

For more information about Shelby, its BBQ heritage and all things Liver Mush, please visit the following links:





Weekend Events for November 15th – November 17th



Consider T.R. Lawing Realty your source for everything Charlotte! Not only have we made deciding where to live in Charlotte easier but we also want to highlight all that the Charlotte area neighborhoods have to offer.

Whether you’re looking for a great life or even just a great day in Charlotte, we’ve put together what to do, where to shop, or where to take visitors out to see the sights.

Here are this weekend’s MUST DO’s to get you out and about and loving where you live!

November 15th

It‘s that time of the year!  The Southern Christmas Show is NOW OPEN!  If visions of tinsel, snowflakes and silvery, lit wreaths dance through your head, this Annual holiday tradition held at The Park Expo and Conference Center, should not be missed.  For more information on events and tickets, please visit Southernchristmasshow.com.

Sports fans!  We got you!  Tonight the Charlotte Hornets take on the Detroit Pistons at the Spectrum Center at 7PM.  Information and tickets are available at Eventful.com

After the game, head on over to the OPENING DAY of Holiday On Ice 2019, located at 400 E MLK Jr. Blvd.  The opening night festivities begin at 5PM. Information can be found at Kidsoutandabout.com.

November 16th

AT&T Fiber Presents the 2019 Queen City Fall Festival, which is the largest fall festival of the year with homemade crafts and local vendors all located at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center from 1PM – 5PM.  Information and tickets are available at Eventbrite.com

Charlotte’s BEST Food Truck Competition will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte at 4600 South Tryon Street from 3PM-10PM.  This is perfect for all you food truck foodies!  For more information, please visit Eventbrite.com.

If you haven’t been to Charlotte’s annual event known as The Carolina Renaissance Festival, this is your LAST WEEKEND!!! This medieval amusement park includes a 13-stage theater, 25-acre village marketplace, an interactive circus, arts and crafts fair and lots of food and fun!  Best yet, there are jousting knights and costumed characters everywhere to send your Instagram page into a spin.  Visit the festival website at carolina.renfestinfo.com.

November 17th

IT’S GAME DAY CAROLINA!!!!!!!  There is nothing more fun than a tailgate around Bank of America Stadium.  Show off your Panthers Pride with several activities scheduled before the game in Romare Bearden Park just for the kiddos or head on over to Panthers On Mint presented by Lowe’s for music, food and fun.  As soon as the siren blows, head into the stadium to be on hand form Salute to Service before the 1PM kickoff against the Atlanta Falcons.  PSA – PLEASE add your mobile tickets to your Apple Wallet, we beg you!  You will get through the ticket line so much faster!  GO PANTHERS and KEEP POUNDING! Need tickets?  Try the official resell site for the NFL at ticketmaster.com.