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Oh, boy, did I screw up my first attempt at covering a town council meeting. It was 1986, and I was spending the summer interning at a weekly newspaper in Nash County called the Spring Hope … more
It’s the fall of the year and with that comes little things, like leaves and pine straw falling, first frost, corn picking and digging sweet potatoes. My sister Jean and I went sweet potato … more
Monday was a fairly nice day, sunny and with a mild temperature. If you didn’t have government business, it was easy to miss that Monday was also Veterans Day. The celebration was, let’s just … more
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I need a laugh. Real life is moving so fast and painfully, at least in Washington, that it’s a relief to be able to smile and chuckle rather than grind my … more
I fell asleep sitting in the carpool line while waiting for my granddaughter at Southern Nash High School. You know, you get there early because you don’t want to have to sit beside the road … more
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Christmas holiday season is nearing. Yes — I know we still have Thanksgiving to get through and if you are like me, every penny counts … more
Where do you stand on daylight saving time, which concludes with the annual tradition of clocks turning back one hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday? For me, I’d rather the time never change. I honestly … more
There’s going to be a lot of spooks around this Thursday, and probably a bunch of princesses as well. Halloween is upon us. According to the marketers and pollsters, princesses and superheroes … more
I’m preparing for the community yard sale to be held at the Gold Valley Church of God on Nov. 16 and in doing so, I plan to declutter my home. How on earth did all this “stuff” accumulate … more
“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This statement is often said in annoyance, suggesting that although things change on the surface, nothing really changes underneath. … more
Fans of the Peanuts cartoon are familiar with Linus’ belief in the Great Pumpkin arriving on Halloween, but I discovered that the real Great Pumpkin is already at the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh — … more
Friday nights in the fall are always filled with emotions that range anywhere from the excitement of a win to the pure anger of a perceived missed call by the refs. That’s just part of football — … more
Until I was nearly 12 years old, I always hated when the clock struck 6 p.m. because that meant every single channel on television would be showing the exact same thing — the news. My sixth grade … more
Finally, fall is here. I am so excited that I spent nearly the entire day on a recent Monday raking pine straw and putting it around my shrubbery. Only one problem — halfway through, I realized … more
I can’t say I was surprised that the Democrats finally began investigating Donald Trump for an impeachable offense, likely more than one, but I am surprised that American politicians are so far … more
Another Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival has come and gone, a successful two days with excellent weather and enough people to feel comfortably crowded in downtown Spring Hope. The Spring Hope … more
After two years of shrinking attendance and quite frankly the feeling that our beloved Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival may have run its course, this year’s was nothing short of a huge … more
The fascination with gathering friends on social media is truly becoming an epidemic. To this day, I do not understand the need to have hundreds and thousands of friends on any social network. … more
The article in today’s newspaper about migrant workers is both a labor of love and a family affair. The story took half a dozen years and three generations of Kays to put together. About six … more
As I rode through the countryside this past week to pick up my granddaughters from Southern Nash High School, I met and followed farmers pulling two and sometimes four trucks of tobacco as they … more
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