Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Garden Guide: How to ripen green tomatoes indoors

The chill in the air has many looking at their tomato plants, and all of that green fruit hanging from them, and wondering if they’ll have enough time to ripen. Luckily, there is no frost in the forecast, and we’re supposed to get warm weather again, so you may have a bit more time. But, our first frost will be upon us soon enough.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Extension News: Celebrating diversity in the 21st Century

How many of you remember the Crosby, Stills and Nash song, “Teach Your Children Well”? OK, I must admit that song was a little before my time, but I do remember Whitney Houston echoing these same sentiments in her composition, “The Greatest Love of All.”

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

On the Record: Bassist got break with ‘These Boots Were Made for Walkin’ ’

Q: My wife and I were flipping through the TV channels recently and came across an old episode of “Barney Miller.” We both are wondering who played the distinctive bass line on the “Barney Miller” theme?

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of Oct. 29 through Nov. 4:

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Living in the mystery

All week farmers have been plowing the fields, gently folding the last green leaves into the dark dirt and turning the stripped tobacco stalks into sod.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

Marriage licenses from Oct. 14-17

Marriage licenses issued recently by the Register of Deeds include:

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Doctor's Orders: How to perform a breast exam

A number of breast cancers have been found by women during a routine self-examination of their breasts.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 02:01 PM


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible Speaks: The problem is sin

“Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: Critics: Here, there and everywhere

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, in Spiritual Literacy, tell the humorous story of a Hindu, a Rabbi and a man who was a perpetual critic

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 09:40 PM


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 09:30 PM

Club news

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Central Carolina People @ Work: Sandy Fleming

What is your favorite movie?: “The Notebook”

What is your favorite book? The Holy Bible

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

REVIEW: Temple's 'Dracula' is scary good

Going to see the opening performance of Temple Theatre's wonderful play "Dracula" in the middle of a bright, sunny day was somehow incongruous — but as soon as we made our way into the audience, the distraction of a cast member acting in a bizarre manner onstage made us feel much more creeped out.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 08:36 PM

Member’s art shown in Temple’s gallery during ‘Dracula’

While “Dracula” is giving audiences a fun fright on the Temple Theatre stage, the Sanford Brush and Palette Club is featuring another type of art elsewhere in the venue.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:30 PM

FROM SANFORD TO YIXING: Local delegation solidifies Sister City ties with Chinese pottery hub

In the morning, the Sanford delegation met for an early breakfast to be ready for the opening session of the Wuxi International Sister Cities Forum at 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Garden Guide: Bulbs – when to plant in fall

Spring-flowering bulbs have been on garden center shelves for weeks, but the real season for planting them begins in late October.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

N.C. COOPERATIVE EXTENSION: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day set for Oct. 25

It’s amazing just how much “stuff” we can accumulate around the house. Many of these items can be donated, sold at a garage sale or simply tossed in recycling or trash containers.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center Calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of Oct. 22-28:

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

On the Record: ‘Gavotte’ refers to French dance

Q: Can you tell me who played the guitar solo in Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ in the Years”? It is my favorite guitar solo ever. What other songs did the guitarist play on?

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Feed positive ideas, especially in politics

A Native American woman said to her grandson: “I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is angry and vengeful. The other wolf is loving and compassionate.”  

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Club news

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 03:40 PM

Marriage licenses Oct. 6-13

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Doctor's Orders: Breast cancer help: It’s in the genes

When a woman develops breast cancer, one of the very first questions her doctor asks is, “Do you have a family history of the disease?”

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: Adversity happens! Deal with it!

When adversity knocks on your front door, how will you handle it? The difficulties you face have the power to develop your character and give you strength. Or, they can totally defeat you.