Features


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Movie review: Sequel shows ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ belongs in the past

John Cusack doesn’t return for “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” and his Adam Yates character is not nearly all that’s missing from this misbegotten sequel.




Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

On the Record: Writer aware of geographic blunder in ‘Wagon Wheel’

Q: Listening to Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” on his “True Believers” album, how did he get to Johnson City, Tenn., and Raleigh by traveling west from Cumberland Gap?


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Garden Guide: Wild onion and wild garlic: How to kill, control and prevent them

Wild Onion and wild garlic are easily recognized from the garlic or onion odor of their crushed leaves. Some people confuse wild onion with a chive plant, an herb that looks very similar and also has an onion odor.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Extension news: Time to plan your vegetable garden

At no other time does homegrown, fresh produce seem less available than in the dead of the winter. Grab your imagination and your appetite, now’s a great time to plan your garden for the coming year.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, senior, family caregiver and veteran events for the week of Feb. 18-24


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Faces and Places: Junior Chefs


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

Divine Dining: Flavorsome, aromatic teriyaki cauliflower stir-fry

You may have noticed that last week’s column was a wildly decadent dish, heavy with a creamy cheese sauce and pancetta.



Feb. 16, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Vignette: BINGO


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Soul writing can help create a more fulfilling life

In last week’s column, I focused on how writing by hand a few minutes daily helps people increase clarity about who they are and gain insights about how to solve problems and change situations.


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Doctor's Orders: Lifestyle changes and congestive heart failure

People diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF) should remember two important facts about their condition:


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: ‘Love your enemies’ ... can it be done?

Several years ago in the Rocky Mountains, a bighorn ram approached the home of a man named Ed Bailey while he was watching a football game on television.


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: In God we trust

“Do not trust in princes, in mortal man in whom there is no salvation.” Psalm 146:3


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Births from Feb. 1-6


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 02:40 PM

Marriage licenses from Jan. 28-Feb. 9

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


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Club news



Feb. 13, 2015 @ 09:21 PM

Central Carolina People @ Work: Michael James

Michael James is a management fellow at the Lee County Government. His hometown is Mills River.


Feb. 13, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

N.C. Symphony to perform Beethoven’s 7th Symphony in Sanford

Associate Conductor David Glover will lead the N.C. Symphony in a performance of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony


Feb. 13, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Movie review: Bawdy bore: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is 50 shades of dull

"Don’t forget your safe words,” Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tells Anastasia “Ana’ Steele (Dakota Johnson) before the tamest bondage montage this side of a Miley Cyrus video.