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Jul. 22, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

CLARK: Back with lots of stories to tell

Since I returned to Forest City last week I have had some ask me about my vacation.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

CAMPBELL: Dog tired and barking

They call this time of year the “dog days” of summer, long days filled with heat and humidity. When our legislature is still in session lawmakers get dog-tired, resulting in a lot of barking due to short tempers.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

MCKOOL: The truth about quality supplements

Last week we started talking about the truth about supplements, and that rule No. 1 is: There is no magic pill.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Our new claim to fame? Birthplace of a colloquialism

Good news, readers! I'm about to make famous a catch phrase that will make Rutherford County a fortune if, after establishing it originated here, we slap it on enough t-shirts and coffee mugs and other bric-a-brac for sale at the new visitor center.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 08:34 AM

Finding better, innovative ways to help

Recently 35 leaders from across the county gathered in Forest City with staff members from the United States Department of Agriculture to talk about ways to help nonprofit groups in Rutherford County provide further assistance to those living in poverty. 


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Finding better, innovative better ways to help

Recently 35 leaders from across the county gathered in Forest City with staff members from the United States Department of Agriculture to talk about ways to help nonprofit groups in Rutherford County provide further assistance to those living in poverty.


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 08:35 AM

Cooking is always an adventure

As kids continue to chop, dice, boil and bake this week as part of the Kids and Chefs program at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Center in Rutherford County, it has caused me to reflect on my experiences with learning my way around the kitchen as a child and how my passion for cooking has continued to grow.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Series finale

Well folks here it is, my last column.

Seems like such a short time that I’ve actually been writing these things.

I want to thank you all for taking time out of your day to read all the things I’ve had to say regarding a wide and sometimes weird body of subjects.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 04:50 AM

It didn’t take long to find a home for Oreo

We saw her a half mile or so from the house, wandering along beside the road. Out in the country where my family and I live, that is certainly nothing odd. No one pens up their dogs, no one really has to.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

"Stupid hats” or thinking caps?

Governor Pat McCrory’s admonition for people not to put on their “stupid hat” during Hurricane Arthur was easily understood, timely and right on target. It started us thinking where else we might be wearing “stupid hats.”