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Christmas Cheer About two years ago when it was close to Christmas, I got a phone call from my daughter Jessica. As I spoke to Jessica, I could hear a commotion in the background. My granddaughter Payton, who was 3-years-old at the time, was chomping at the bits to tell…
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 07:27

Body Shapes: Embracing the Best Part of You

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Body confidence does not come from trying to achieve the perfect body. It comes from embracing the one you have! There are four basic common body shapes; the Pear, Apple, Rectangle and Hour Glass. Which one are you? Pear Shape is the most common — if you have large hips…
Monday, 17 July 2017 08:07

Lessons of a Camping Trip: Take Food

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When I was about 12-years-old, my cousin and I wanted to campout overnight at my grandfather's pond. But my dad told us that we could only campout if we found our own food because we would not be able to take food from home. The only thing that we could…
Friday, 14 July 2017 22:17

Quilts of Love

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At Cartledge Creek Baptist Church we have a ministry that is called “Quilts of Love.” This ministry was the brain child of Sharon Puckett and Crystal Crouch, who also attend church there. The first meeting was held in October of last year and we have met every two weeks since…
I work in a rural area in Richmond County, which is on the border of Hitchcock Creek. We often see strange sights and various critters in this area. Where I work, our trucks are constantly coming and going, so we have large scales for them to pull onto to weigh…
I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the issue of non-licensed individuals performing services at salons. It usually comes up in the form of a person talking about an awful experience they had. For example, they were dissatisfied with the results or were actually physically harmed as a result of…
I’m sure many of you have encountered backyard critters. Living in the county and having thick brush behind my home, I also encounter these interesting creatures on a regular basis. A few weeks ago as I was cooking, I looked out of my kitchen window, which overlooks the entire backyard,…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:32

The Youngins' of Richmond County

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As a child, I spent most of my summer days under the apple tree at my grandparents' house, making frog houses out of mud and avoiding being stung by the yellow jackets feasting on fallen apples. Both good and bad memories were made there. From playing tag with my sister…
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 09:30

The First AMERICAN 500 Race at The Rock

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I think it was spring 1964 I found out that a race track was being built up on U.S # 1 Highway where NC Highway 177 met at Newton’s Point. On a Sunday afternoon I took a ride to see what was going on, it was this time that I…
My oldest daughter, her husband and my two grand-babies live in Virginia Beach, so we communicate often through Facebook as well as phone and Skype. This past Saturday morning I got a call from her telling me about an interesting event that had just taken place. She was in the…
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