Jul. 15, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

On the Record: Two behind ‘Friends’ theme song still performing, recording together

Q: My teenage daughter recently has discovered “Friends” on Netflix and is now obsessed with those lovable characters.

Jul. 15, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, senior, family caregiver, and veterans events for July 15-21:


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 12:17 PM

Divine Dining: A vacation on a plate

Have you ever had one of those meals that reverts you back to toddler talking?

Jul. 12, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: My Declaration of Independence: Releasing the old life and writing a new book

By now readers know I have been writing since a child growing up in the Buckhorn community near the Cape Fear River.

Jul. 12, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

Club news

Jul. 12, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: Learning to accept and love others

Delanceyplace publishes excellent articles regularly on past and current topics.

Jul. 12, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: Stones cry out!

“Teacher rebuke Your disciples.’ But Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out.’” Luke 19:39b-40

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

Doctor's Orders: Play it safe and have fun in the sun

Ahhh. Those lazy, hazy days of summer. The kids are running around outside, and the smell of food sizzling on the grill drifts through the air.

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 02:12 PM


Jul. 11, 2015 @ 02:00 PM


Jul. 11, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Marriage licenses

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 05:27 AM

Central Carolina People @ Work: William R. Rowe

What is your favorite movie? “Scary Movie” 1 and 2

What is your favorite book? A book that I read when I was a young teenager by Sharon M. Draper, “The Battle of Jericho”


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Movie review: ‘Minions’ can’t carry film

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines “minion” as “a servile dependent, follower or underling.”

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Divine Dining: Grilled portobello mushroom burgers

Now, now, I know what you’re thinking. “Mushroom burger, really?!” Just trust me.

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Garden Guide: Japanese beetles, one of the most damaging pests

Hordes of shiny metallic green destroyers emerge from the ground to feed on fresh, young foliage. They ravage the landscape turning plant leaves to lace. Within a month or so, the siege is over, until next year.

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Extension News:

So ... are many of you parents being faced with the old “I’m bored, and I can’t find anything to do” routine about now?

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, senior, family caregiver and veteran events July 8-15:


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

On the Record: What was Howlin’ Wolf’s real name?

Q: What was bluesman Howlin’ Wolf’s real name? Surely his parents didn’t name him that?

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

Picking berries and spreading the gospel

It started small. Just a few rows for neighbors and church friends. Now there’s two whole acres, eight different varieties and a shop full of products. Anthony and Janice Dyson are seeing blue. Blueberries, that is.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

House in the Horseshoe

More than two centuries after the battle at House in the Horseshoe, the historic site again will see musket and cannon fire this summer — along with a number of other activities hearkening back to the colonial era. 

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 06:24 PM

The adventures of 'Super Tucker'

When Tucker Forster survived a virus that attacked his brain at 2-and-a-half weeks old — resulting in 18 seizures in 11 hours — his mother hoped that epilepsy medication would bring an end to her son's struggles.

But it didn't.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Does reality depend on the person who perceives it?

What is real?

Can reality differ with the individual who perceives it?


Jul. 05, 2015 @ 02:05 PM

Doctor's Orders: Fireworks safety tips

As the weather heats up and families migrate outdoors, winter toys are traded in for sunscreen and sand pails. The summer months promise warm days and one of the most anticipated nights: the Fourth of July.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: Freedom’s holy light

Every July 4, patriotic Americans celebrate far more than the birthday of our nation. We also celebrate two revolutionary ideas embodied in the Declaration of Independence:

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: Tithing to yourself

“If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?” Matthew 5:47