Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Pronunciation Guide

Wine and food terminology can be intimidating to say the least! Take note of these 19 commonly mispronounced words and place your next order...

Tax Cuts Are Not Self-Financing

RALEIGH — North Carolina Republicans has gotten right what Republicans elsewhere have gotten very wrong: how to construct sensible tax cuts and honest, conservative...

North Carolina golf and Trump’s Russian connections

Every North Carolina author would give his or her eyetooth to get a mention at the top of The New York Times’s lead editorial...

Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

I've run across some VERY interesting studies recently on the relationship between coconut oil (or any type of coconut fat, including coconut milk and...

Family Fun Around Town

Thursday, May 25 Bouncing Babies Story Time will be held at 11 a.m. at the Albemarle Main Library. The 20 minute program features stories, songs...

Animal shows

Did anyone attend the recent dog show in Concord? Have you ever wonder why for many years owners have been meeting to compare their livestock? Poultry...

Dominican Republic Part 3

Surrounded by beach, the DR is certainly a water sports location, but it has such variety of things to do, there is something for...

Smokers welcome, non-smokers too

If you have recently driven past my funeral home at Margaret Wallace and Idlewild, you may have noticed a new addition to our front...

Beer Cocktails

Warm weather barbecues call for cool, refreshing drinks. If you still haven’t tried a beer cocktail, it’s time to get on board! Here are...

Swiss Chard and Aprons

The farmers market is full of greens right now; everything from broccoli to lettuces, spinach, and Swiss chard. Have you ever eaten Swiss chard?...

Latest articles

Family Valentine Mailboxes

Valentine’s Day is a great day to celebrate family. It’s a day to be a little bit more intentional than usual in showing love...

Sarcoma Awareness Part 1 – Join the Move for Jenn Movement

Cancer.   The word stops you dead in your tracks.  For Jenn Andrews, the word ignited a flame to create a foundation to ensure...

Pistachio-crusted chicken is fresh and fast

Flavorful chicken served with couscous and a fresh tomato-cucumber salsa. By Gina DiPietro This wholesome recipe packs in the flavor with pistachios and a few fresh...

Move over Snapchat, TikTok is new the thing

Well honestly, TikTok isn't really that new, but unless you're a young person it's likely you haven't heard about it yet. But you're going...

Ouch, I’m Active But My Feet Hurt

A few weeks ago my foot was killing me. Particularly my heel. Earlier in the year, I started working out doing high-intensity interval training....

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Sarcoma Awareness Part 1 – Join the Move for Jenn Movement

Cancer.   The word stops you dead in your tracks.  For Jenn Andrews, the word ignited a flame to create a foundation to ensure...

Landscape tips for the 1st Quarter

By Marysia Coyne January and February Mulch to keep moisture even and weeds away. Prune non-flowering evergreens shrubs. Winter (up until the end of May) is a good...

Why Mulch/What to Use

Even though all varieties of mulch, whether hardwood bark, pine bark, cedar, cypress and even pine straw produce much of the same benefits, retaining...

How to make the most of leftover FSA dollars

An FSA, or “Flexible Spending Arrangement,” is an employer-offered benefit that allows you to set aside pre-tax money from your paycheck for health care...

A century of cookie sales: the story behind the Girl Scout Cookie

Today, Girl Scout cookies are nothing less than a multi-million dollar empire.  In fact, according to NBC News, revenue from the sales of Girl...