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by Natalie Lloyd

Easy turkey cupcake cake for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is next week! My children love to bake and Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for them to help out in the kitchen. Last year,...

20 experience gifts for children

Christmas is quickly approaching, and grandparents, aunts, and uncles are already asking for gift ideas for my children. The trouble is, with four kids,...

3 local historic sites to visit

My family recently visited Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead. The historic site is only about a 45 minute drive from our home,...

Halloween handprint crafts

Anyone who visits my house can tell that I love, love, love handprint and footprint art. My children have painted handprints on canvases, dishes,...

Apple picking

Apple picking is one of my family’s favorite fall activities. Every September, we spend a day at Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock, NC....

10 back to school lunch ideas

It’s Back to School time already! Time to get back into the routine of packing school lunches. If your kids are tired of the...

Homeschooling Pros and Cons (Part 2)

In last week’s column, I discussed the growing popularity of homeschooling, as well as some benefits and drawbacks of homeschooling from my perspective as...

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...

20 summer boredom busters for kids

Summertime is lots of fun…until the kids get bored. Bored kids whine and fight and drive their parents crazy. At least that’s what my...

Pool Safety

School is out and summer is here! Summertime means pool time for my kids and me. When it’s too hot to do anything else,...

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Local nonprofit hopes to deliver 1,100 Thanksgiving meals

Canned goods, frozen turkeys needed to reach goal Calling all turkeys! Local nonprofit Common Heart is seeking donations to provide 1,100 frozen turkeys with all...

Local nonprofit hopes to deliver 1,100 Thanksgiving meals

Canned goods, frozen turkeys needed to reach goal Calling all turkeys! Local nonprofit Common Heart is seeking donations to provide 1,100 frozen turkeys with all...

Keyword alerts now available in groups

Here’s some great news for anyone who admins a Facebook group: keyword alerts are here! Facebook group admins can now choose to receive an alert...

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Local nonprofit hopes to deliver 1,100 Thanksgiving meals

Canned goods, frozen turkeys needed to reach goal Calling all turkeys! Local nonprofit Common Heart is seeking donations to provide 1,100 frozen turkeys with all...

Local nonprofit hopes to deliver 1,100 Thanksgiving meals

Canned goods, frozen turkeys needed to reach goal Calling all turkeys! Local nonprofit Common Heart is seeking donations to provide 1,100 frozen turkeys with all...

Need to Update Windows 7, PC Paramedic is the place to go!

Windows 7 is due to reach End Of Life on January 14, 2020, however, a large number of the world's computers, are still running the nine-year-old...

Experience Luxury with Angello Luxury Travel

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Southern Christmas Show Returns With Woodland Theme in November 

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