“Lunch with a Friend”


Back home, he [Congressman Howard Coble] wades into crowds every chance he gets. Accessibility is his mantra, and it’s evident at the lunch counter of Brown-Gardiner Drug Store on North Elm Street. It’s right across the street from his office, so it has convenience going for it. He also likes the atmosphere. Folksy. Hey, there. Yessir, how are you sir? That’s Brown-Gardiner.

O’Henry Magazine’s May 2014 Issue (pg 29)