North Carolina

The Fictional Town in the “A Pair of Legals Mystery” Series

Ainsworth, North Carolina
What’s Going on?

This is the website for the fictional town of Ainsworth, North Carolina, featured in the “A Pair of Legals Mystery” series by Melly Nofal and Lourdes Welhaven. This site is constantly being added to and updated. If you want to keep an eye on your favorite characters and possibly even get a sneak peek at what might be coming in a future book, be sure to visit often. Ainsworth is a busy (and mysterious) place. It might be best to join the update list so that you don’t miss out on anything Ainsworth. Your favorite characters in the “A Pair of Legals Mystery” series might be up to who knows what in between books!

Ainsworth Tourism Board is Accepting Photo Submissions

The Ainsworth Tourism Board is currently accepting photo submissions for inclusion in its upcoming national campaign touting the beauty of our wonderful city. Submissions will be accepted through June 15th. Photos must taken within Ainsworth itself and consist of places or locations that depict the allure and welcoming nature of our city to tourists and visitors.

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Ainsworth Dog Rescue Foundation Awarded $50,000

The Ainsworth Dog Rescue Foundation has been presented with a $50,000 donation from the law firm of Williams, Mason and Frank, stating that it was a gift from one of their clients who asked to remain anonymous. The check was presented to the ADR Foundation’s President, Adam Skylos, last Friday. Mr. Skylos’ father started the Foundation 10 years ago in order to rescue and find good homes for dogs of all breeds, and Adam Skylos is continuing his father’s wonderful legacy.

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Ainsworth Recognized As One Of The Top Friendliest Cities

The votes are in and Travel Log Magazine’s List of the Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the United States has just come out in their current issue. The list was based on votes from their substantial readership and it turns out that the Carolinas have done very well. Let’s hear it for our great city of Ainsworth, North Carolina which ranked Number 2 on that list, second only to Charleston, South Carolina.

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The 5th Annual Ainsworth Scottish Festival

The 5th Annual Ainsworth Scottish Festival welcomes you to a weekend of Scottish fun and flair, where you are invited to be a Scot for a day or for the weekend. Patterned after the Scottish Fairs held in the Carolinas in the late 1790s, the Ainsworth Scottish Festival offers a relaxing and fun experience for the entire family.

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A Pair of Legals Mystery Series

Some blind dates are worse than others…

Little did paralegal Kelly Camden know that this blind date would set in motion a course of events that would cause her to be the lead suspect in a high profile murder. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Brad Howard, her blind date, was fighting for his life and Kelly is apparently the only one who can save him. All she has to do is give up the information that “they” want. Trouble is, she doesn’t know what that information could be, nor does she have any clue who “they” are. Find out more here.

We’re working on Book 2!

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Places Around Ainsworth

Italian-born Bella Vitelli brings you her exquisite European sense of tradition and style in her on-trend boutique that bears her name. Straight from the designers to your closet, we have the latest in fine apparel, accessories, home decor and specialty items. Bella’s is renowned for its service. Customers are known by name and all purchases are lovingly wrapped in Bella’s signature boxes, tissue, and wrapping paper. The fashion-forward clothing will get you in the door, but Bella’s friendly service and attention to detail will keep you coming back. Whether you rush in for a quick gift or take your time as you shop ‘til you drop, our goal is that you leave feeling like you’ve made a friend.

At Benji’s Bistro you’ll find classic American fare with an inventive twist. Owner and head-chef, Benjamin Zakur, is committed to serving dishes made only from non-gmo and organic fruits, vegetables and meats. Consequently, the menu changes weekly to take advantage of the freshest ingredients that meet Benji’s exacting culinary standards. While Benji is fussy about serving only the best meals, Benji’s Bistro is decidedly relaxed and casual. Come in for great food, American wines and Benji’s signature craft beer brewed right on the premises. Open 7-days a week from 11:00am until midnight, or until the last patron goes home happy and full.