Tuesday, September 10, 2019

What happens when your largest bone is damaged?

Basketball prospect works through a serious setback By Cliff Mehrtens Za’Haree Maddox dreams of playing college basketball. He’s 15, talented and already drawing attention from college recruiters. But...

Child in Backseat Alerts May Be Required Soon

Ever since records started being kept in 1998, over 800 children have died by being left in the backseats of cars. Congress is considering...

What Is Shutter Speed?

The Three Fundamental Camera Settings You Should Know The three most important settings are called shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. All three of them control...

Cruise Ships and Cruising Styles – Part 2

Last week we discussed the advantages of large cruise ships. Disadvantages of very large ships These ships are generally restricted where they can embark and disembark...

Arizona – Saudi Arabia – Kernersville, a nurse’s journey

By Cliff Mehrtens What keeps a 47-year veteran going strong? Gloria Poole grew up in rural Indiana in the 1960s, where for most girls, there weren’t...

How TPMS Works

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, or TPMS, is an integral part of most cars sold in the last two decades. It's a great tool for...

Cruise Ships and Cruising Styles – Part 1

In this series we will try to understand the difference between cruise ships and cruising styles. We will talk about size and what that...

Red, White and Blue Treats for the Fourth

It’s Independence Day! My family loves celebrating the Fourth of July. We love attending a parade and community celebration, cooking out with family, and...

Family fun around town

Thursday, July 4 The Town of Matthews will celebrate a Family Fun 4th of July with a People’s Parade (non-motorized parade) followed by a concert...

How Much Money do I Need?

This week’s question was fielded at a Lunch and Learn this week. Q. How much money do I need to have to buy a house? A....

Latest articles

ECU dental student from Charlotte will spend a year at the National Institutes of...

Omar Glover, a fourth-year dental student at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, has been selected to attend the National Institutes of...

Is spiked seltzer really healthier? Here’s your answer

And then there's those claims about hydration By Roland Wilkerson Drink of the summer? At the moment it appears to be spiked seltzer. Beverage companies are marketing...

SBS Ventures LLC Event Planning Made Easy

When planning a family party or corporate event, all too often the host is stuck working behind the scenes, unable to enjoy the festivities. ...

We Have Been There – Part 2

Our first resort will be Oasis Grand, Quntana Roo, Cancun, Mexico. This is a family resort. Despite any ads you may see, they do...

Carillon to hold “Antique Extravaganza” to benefit Servant’s Heart

On Saturday, September 14, Carillon Assisted Living will host a fundraiser to benefit Servant’s Heart, a nonprofit organization that helps people in the Mint...

Featured articles

ECU dental student from Charlotte will spend a year at the National Institutes of...

Omar Glover, a fourth-year dental student at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, has been selected to attend the National Institutes of...

SBS Ventures LLC Event Planning Made Easy

When planning a family party or corporate event, all too often the host is stuck working behind the scenes, unable to enjoy the festivities. ...

We Have Been There – Part 2

Our first resort will be Oasis Grand, Quntana Roo, Cancun, Mexico. This is a family resort. Despite any ads you may see, they do...

Carillon to hold “Antique Extravaganza” to benefit Servant’s Heart

On Saturday, September 14, Carillon Assisted Living will host a fundraiser to benefit Servant’s Heart, a nonprofit organization that helps people in the Mint...

Back to School means Picture Day!

Camera Day Tips Closed eyes, wrinkled clothes, goofy smiles, no smiles — these are all flops familiar to school picture day. However, when every child in...