Dec. 21, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Lett's set a spell: Remembering the real Christmas message

Today is a busy day that may include attending church services, eating out or cooking a meal, baking holiday treats, shopping for gifts, and wrapping presents. There is so much to do and think about before Christmas when you will celebrate with family and friends.

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Births from Dec. 9-12

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

The Paper Pulpit: Bethlehem’s manger: History’s first king-sized bed

A popular Christmas carol contains these words, “We three kings of orient are; bearing gifts we traverse afar.” These three kings are known to us as the Magi — but just who were they?

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: Came to be King

“Behold your King is coming to you, gentle, and mounted on a donkey…” Matthew 21:5b

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Club news

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Doctor's orders: Heart health tips for diabetics

What are the number one causes of death and disability for people with type 2 diabetes? Heart disease and stroke.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Marriage licenses from Dec. 8-12

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Movie review: ‘Annie’ puts modern twist on beloved favorite

It’s hardly surprising that “Annie” opens with a chipper, carrot-topped moppet presenting a manically cheerful history report to her school class, topped with a sudden, soft shoe flourish.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:05 AM

Garden Guide: Merry mistletoe

There is something amazing about a plant that lives on another plant and stays evergreen through the winter. 

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Extension news: Pollinator preservation for plant survival

In agricultural systems, 35 percent of global agricultural production, including more than 100 crop species, is either somewhat or completely dependent upon pollinators.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Dec. 17-23.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

Divine Dining: Festive roasted red pepper risotto — a vegetarian masterpiece

Oh dear, friends, we’ve reached that point. Your brain is running in a frenetic pace to the rhythm of Jingle Bells as you try to get it all done

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: An evolving tradition: Holiday gifts from the heart

The idea of sharing gifts during the Winter Solstice dates back centuries so it was only natural that the Wise Men brought precious presents of gold, frankincense and myrrh to Mary and Joseph after the birth of Jesus.

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

Pet of the Week - Dan

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: A star ... a stable ... and a Son

Will Christmas this year be all that God wants it to be in your life?

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: And if ...

“And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.” Esther 4:16b

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Births from Nov. 29-Dec. 6

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses issued recently by the Register of Deeds include:

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

Club news

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 05:08 AM

Central Carolina People @Work: Anastasia (Stacy) Krick

What is your favorite book? I really enjoyed history novels by Jeff and Michael Shaara.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Movie review: Part comedy, part confessional; it all works for ‘Top Five’

Top Five

Grade: B

Director: Chris Rock

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Movie review: ‘Inherent Vice’ is surreal — and not in a good way

I wish I could declare that “Inherent Vice” is a hip, hazy portrait of the transition period between the social upheaval of the 1960s and the rise of cultural and political conservatism in the 1980s.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Extension news: Avoid holiday weight gain this year

The clock is ticking and another year has flown by.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Garden Guide: Forcing paperwhites

Winter can become dreary, especially for gardeners who can no longer play in the dirt! Why not bring some early spring indoors by forcing paperwhites?

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of Dec. 10-16: