6 Can’t Miss Southern Stories This Week

See what's trending in your neck of the woods this week around the South.

By Katie Strasberg
Southern Stories You Can't Miss

Memphis Man Raises $250k for Memphis Teen
Photo: Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal

1. Memphis man raises more than $250K for teen who offered to carry groceries

When a hungry teen offered to help a stranger carry his groceries in exchange for some doughnuts, he had no idea that man would kick-start a GoFundMe miracle that would change his life. Read More

Pat Summitt
Photo: Simon Bruty

2. Tennessee basketball legend, Pat Summitt, dies at 64

All-time winningest coach in Division I college basketball, Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, and seven-time NCAA Coach of the Year only begin to describe Pat Summitt’s unmatched leadership on and off the court. Read More

James Taylor Childhood Home
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3. James Taylor’s North Carolina childhood home is up for auction

Sitting on 24 acres with a main house, guest house, and a children’s playhouse, you’ll be have “Carolina on My Mind” after looking at pictures of the singer’s $1.5M childhood home. Read More

Dallas Cowboys Charity Sleepover
Photo: Mary Ann Downey Kirby on Facebook

4. 100 kids have sleepover at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium

Sure there were games, activities, and lots of Cowboys swag, but the best part of this slumber party? As a part of the Ashley Furniture charity event, these kids in need will have a new bed delivered to their home after the sleepover. Read More

Dirty Dancing Mountain Lake Lodge

5. Dirty Dancing resort offers 80s-themed weekend getaway

The actual resort where Frances “Baby” Houseman and Johnny Grey fell in love is located right down South in Pembroke, Virginia at Mountain Lake Lodge. And, for a limited time, you can experience a Swayze-themed summer retreat of your own. Read More

'Nashville' Auction
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6. ‘Nashville’ fans swoon as the TV show auctions off 270 items

Weekly auctions between now and July 26 will give fans an opportunity to bid on props, wardrobe, and memorabilia from the show. Read More