Mark Copeland and Billy Perry of Colerain worked all year to perfect their charcoal cooking technique to take home the first-place trophy in the Whole Hog Barbecue Championship. The team, known to most at the Pocosin Boys, are the first to win the state championship with charcoal in recent memory. It is much easier to […]

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Fineran crowned state champion for the third time

RALEIGH – Chris Fineran of Little River, S.C., was named Whole Hog Barbecue State Champion on Saturday, winning over Andy Harrison of Louisburg by a mere two points. Wesley Bowers of Washington, last year’s state champion, came in third. Fineran won the state championship in 2016 and 2018. The 28 cooks competing in the championship […]

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