May. 20, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Garden Guide: Hummingbirds are here and they’re hungry

They’re back!

Have you put your feeder out?

May. 20, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

On the Record: ‘Warning label’ most memorable aspect of album

Q: In my collection of Alan Jackson CDs, two appear to be unusual.

May. 19, 2015 @ 09:09 PM

Divine Dining: Enjoy Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Couscous

I don’t think I have just one sweet tooth; I think I have a whole mouth full of them.

May. 17, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

A heart for learning

Cheryl Michelle King has faced her share of challenges in recent years. Nevertheless, she has persevered and will receive her dental hygiene degree from Central Carolina Community College this month.

May. 17, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Advice to graduates and job seekers

The basic Rs — reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic — in education are no longer sufficient for surviving and succeeding in today’s complex society. All of us must know a lot more to make progress and especially to thrive.

May. 17, 2015 @ 02:39 PM


May. 17, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: And God said, ‘You fool!’

Lots of people in today’s world are concerned about money. You may also be concerned.

May. 17, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: Worse sinners?

“Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate? I tell you no, but unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:2-3

May. 16, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Beginning at Home

Some people don’t think there’s much we can do about poverty, so they don’t bother trying to help.

May. 16, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Doctor's Orders: Hospital offers certified stroke care

In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month in May, Central Carolina Hospital brings awareness of stroke prevention and the importance of fast diagnosis and treatment.

May. 16, 2015 @ 02:41 PM


May. 16, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

Marriage licenses

May. 15, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Action doesn't let up in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Mad Max: Fury Road

Grade: A –

May. 13, 2015 @ 10:46 AM

Sharing a love for science

As a child growing up in Chatham County, Ginger Cunningham never knew that her early love of science and the outdoors would lead her to become the Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s newest 4H and youth development extension agent.

May. 13, 2015 @ 10:44 AM

Divine Dining: The gift of Japanese fruit pie

Hayes and Doris Jean Harbour met as many in Cameron did in those days: at a tobacco tying. Sixty-plus years later, they’re still going strong.

May. 13, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Extension news: Healthy eating this summer

The ice cream truck, the pool snack bar, and the ball field concession stand are three rites of summer that children enjoy

May. 13, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Garden Guide: Control fire ants in your yard

Fire ants are a nuisance in the home landscape. Mounds detract from the overall beauty of your area

May. 13, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

On the Record: Soprano’s voice soars in PBS program

Q: Can you find the name of the beautiful song that was featured on a PBS program on the life of Richard Burton?

May. 10, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Agriculture applauded in Got to Be NC Festival

When I attended Broadway School in the late 1960s, all boys were required to take at least one agriculture course, and we girls attended home economics classes.

May. 10, 2015 @ 03:00 PM


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May. 10, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: Who lives in your house?

An 8-year-old lad made his way into the lingerie section of a big department store to buy a Mother’s Day present.

May. 10, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: Store up those heavenly treasures

A rich fool — “So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:21

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

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