Jan. 03, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Births from Dec. 17-22

Jan. 05, 2015 @ 11:43 AM

Central Carolina People @ Work - Rachel Cameron

NAME:  Rachel Cameron

FAMILY: Husband Marshall Cameron, stepson Michael Cameron

POSITION:  Human resources coordinator for Sanford Housing Authority.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

2014: The best and worst in film

Without any elaboration or ado, here's my compilation of the best, worst, pleasantly surprising and disappointing films of 2014.

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Garden Guide: Christmas tree disposal

It is the week after Christmas and the trees are coming down! Figuring out what to do with live Christmas trees after the holidays can be a challenge for many.

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

On the Record: Song is based on barista

Q: A few years ago, I was at a party in which a young woman sang a humorous song about a love-struck girl who falls in love with her Starbucks barista. I can’t remember the song or who sang it. Can you help me?

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Extension news: Taking off those extra pounds

OK, so you over ate during the holidays and you probably gained a few pounds. Now what to do?

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar for Dec. 31-Jan. 6

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of Dec. 31-Jan. 6:

Dec. 30, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Divine Dining: Veggie pasta penance — healthy can be delicious

Every single December, there is the resolve to forego that fifth cookie or skip dessert at holiday dinner parties.

Dec. 28, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Once upon a Christmas with the Lett brothers

On the Lett family farm, holiday customs changed very slowly through the generations. They focused on simplicity with little regard to materialism and commercialism.

Dec. 28, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Doctor's orders: Talking with your doctor

Tips for good communication

Dec. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit:God’s pass/fail exam

More and more professors in college and graduate schools today are giving pass/fail exams.

Dec. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: What can you do?

“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3

Dec. 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club news

Dec. 27, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Births from Dec. 13-16

Dec. 26, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Central Carolina People @ Work: Mary Martha Bailey

What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? “Warm Whispers,” Missy Higgins; “1,000 things,” Jason Mraz; “Arms of a Woman,” Amos Lee; “Shake Your Body Down to the Ground,” Michael Jackson; and “Photographs and Memories,” Jim Croce.

Dec. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Movie review: 'Unbroken' often feels uneven


Grade: C +

Director: Angelina Jolie

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Garden Guide: Amaryllis — traditional holiday flower

Amaryllis is another traditional holiday flower. The showy, bright red, white, pink, orange, speckled or striped flowers add pizzazz to any area they grace. Growing an amaryllis can be a fun project for the whole family. 

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Extension news: Start the new year with family goals

I need to lose 10 pounds! I’m going to start exercising more! I am going to stop watching so much television and read more books!

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of Dec. 24-30:

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

On the Record: Merrie Melodies frog has storied history

Q: I recently heard that a time capsule dating back to 1795 was removed from the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Movie review: "Into the Woods' an excruciating tedious experience

Into the Woods

Grade: D

Director: Rob Marshall

Dec. 23, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Diving Dining: Pancetta pancakes — magical treat for Christmas morning

There’s something magical about Christmas morning — waking up to the promise of presents, having family gathered around you, an excuse for prolonged pajama time.

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?