News Stories about Jackson Farm

"Power from the earth:
Jacksons go solar, first in Sampson to have residential permit"
By Chase Jordan
GODWIN — Inside an office on his Sampson County farm, Tom Jackson looked out the window and pointed at his home, describing the movements of the sun. Read More

"Couples choose simple but elegant weddings"

By Amneris Solano
Having appeared in glitzy pageants for much of her life, Brooke McLaurin Autry wanted to scale down the pomp of her wedding.... Read More.


Off the Menu
By Fred Benton
When it comes to pleasurable getaways in North Carolina, most of us picture a scenic cabin sequestered on a mountaintop or a cottage on the beach. But what about all the beauty in between the pounding surf and the Blue Ridge?

My mission this past month was to check out places where one could reconnoiter the soul-and eat well... Read More.

IBX Winter Newsletter

"Down On The Farm And Away From It All"
By Jan Mann
Secluded in a private, 10-acre wildlife sanctuary, the Jackson Farm guest house offers visitors a genuine "country" experience without the work. Remembering the rich, simple pleasures of rural North Carolina fifty years ago... Read More.

On Your Own/Tom Jackson and Jan Mann

Staff Photo by Jim Bounds

In the late 18th century, somewhere in Scotland, Tom Jackson's great-great-great-grandfather and his best friend married sisters in a double ceremony. For their wedding trip, the newlyweds boarded a ship to America. Before they reached American shores, a hurricane caused the women to vow that if they ever reached dry land, they would never sail again. When the boat reached the Carolina coast, they took up land and stayed.... Read More.

Dilapidated building becomes a charming getaway

By Melissa Clement
Tom Jackson had no plans to refurbish a home across the pond from his farm in Sampson County. When tenants left the dilapidated house, he bought it for the land.... Read More.