Apr. 26, 2015 @ 05:12 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Reinvention is necessary in business and in life

For many years, I have discussed reinvention as a major key to success. When exploring ideas for readers and speaking to audiences, I have written numerous columns on the topic for this newspaper.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Club news

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Birth announcements

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: Beelzebub’s favorite tool

Beelzebub is one of the many interesting names found in the Bible. Just who is Beelzebub?

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: Humanly divine

“Abraham said of Sarah his wife, ‘She is my sister.’ So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.” Genesis 20:2

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:14 PM

Doctor's Orders: Hip fractures

Hip fractures send more than 258,000 Americans age 65 and older to the hospital each year. While hip fractures can be treated, the injury can lead to severe health problems and reduced quality of life.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:09 PM

Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses issued recently by the Lee County Register of Deeds include:

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:07 PM


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Movie review: ‘Ex Machina’ provocative, filled with philosophical subtext

It is a gonzo yet seemingly throwaway moment in “Ex Machina” when Nathan (Oscar Isaac), a reclusive tech tycoon, joins a mute girl Friday named Kyoko (Sonoya Mizuno) for an impromptu dance routine set to Oliver Cheatham’s R&B hit “Get Down Saturday Night.”

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Garden Guide: Adding organic matter to a home garden

Lee County is fairly unique in that the Sandhills region of the state, characterized by deep, sandy soils, meets the Piedmont, characterized by clay soils. Sometimes this conversion happens in our own backyard!

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: Lee County 4-H offers summer science camps

If you haven’t noticed, our world is changing pretty fast.

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, senior, family caregiver and veteran events for the April 22-28

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

On the Record: Hendrix album does not have much value

Q: I have a limited collector’s edition of “Hendrix: High, Live ’n Dirty” by Jimi Hendrix. It’s pressed on red vinyl. Can you give me an idea of what the album might be worth?

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 07:40 PM

Divine Dining: Perfect strawberry Nutella brownies

As I sit writing this, I’m holed up in my favorite coffee shop, sipping snicker doodle-flavored java that is, surprisingly, quite good. I’m most delighted by its warmth.

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Celebrating Mother Nature and observing Earth Day festivities

By now you know that Mother Nature offers aesthetic pleasure, fresh air, healing energy and spiritual rebirth.

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Doctor's Orders: The importance of physical therapy after joint replacement

Physical therapy plays an important role in helping patients return to everyday activities following joint surgery to replace hips, knees, shoulders, fingers or ankles.

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 01:39 PM

Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses issued recently by the Lee County Register of Deeds include:

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: Without a doubt

“And when they saw Him, they worshipped Him, but some were doubtful.” Matthew 28:17

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: A disease that only affects church members

Usually by the time summer is over and schools across the country have opened their doors, the medical community begins to give out warnings concerning the strain of flu expected for the upcoming winter.

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Club news

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 02:40 PM


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 08:52 PM

Central Carolina People @ Work - Amanda Stephens

What are five most frequently played songs on your iPod playlist? “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran; “Heavenly Day,” Patty Griffin; “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert; “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters,” Elton John; and “Night Moves,” Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Movie review: ‘True Story’ feels like anything but

“True Story” leaves you more perplexed about the jailhouse tête–à–têtes between defrocked New York Times reporter Mike Finkel (Jonah Hill) and accused murderer Christian Longo (James Franco) than before the opening credits. That’s probably by design.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

GARDEN GUIDE: Gardening is for the birds

Have you been hearing sweet songs outside lately? Love is in the air for our feathered friends.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

On the Record: Meaning of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a mystery

Q: I’ve always liked Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but I’ve never understood any if it. What is the song about? Also, what does the word “bismillah” mean?