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Most people, the overwhelming majority of people, don’t put bumper stickers on their cars or words on their T-shirts.

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As the pandemic rages across India, I find myself worrying about a perfect stranger. Her name, where she lives, her situation in life now — of these facts I am totally ignorant.

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The Rutherford County Extension Center is excited to announce our ‘Just Grow It’ program in partnership with the Ruff’ton Roots community garden, which will be our host site for the program.

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Perhaps there are a few seniors who remember the W.C. Field’s line, “It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her...”

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On the way home this morning to write a very different column, a turtle turned it into this column instead...

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“All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” was published in 1986. I joined 7 million others in reading the book, and trusted that our daughter--then a sixth grader — had learned the life lessons discussed in the book.

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During a course in American Literature at Furman, I gained a great appreciation for our Southern poet, Sidney Lanier. That admiration was joined later by a fond regard for the London preacher and prolific writer, the Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Weatherhead. In one of Dr. Weatherhead’s sermon antholog…

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Farmers markets are opening for the season, and they need your business, so grab your shopping bags and get some hyperlocal items for you and your family.

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It seems like ancient history now, but shortly after I left the U.S. over 50 years ago, one of the hot books of the day was Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock” (1970). Although not quite as futuristic as Huxley’s “Brave New World” (1932) or Orwell’s 1984 (1949), it nevertheless painted a picture …