As a Christian minister I have counseled many people who were dealing with sorrow. You may escape sorrow to some degree simply by isolating yourself from other people and from the demands and affairs of life. However, in doing that, you will also be isolating yourself from the possibility of…

“Or do you not know…neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. — 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

FORT BRAGG — This month, Special Forces candidates will participate in the Robin Sage training exercise, held within multiple North Carolina counties as the final test of their Special Forces Qualification Course training.

When Sharon Lynn Wood Lett came to live in our home after marrying my brother James Doyle “Jimmy” Lett in July 1964 she enhanced the lives of everyone in our family.

“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness…being tempted by the devil…” — Luke 4:1,2b

What event produced the greatest stress in your life today? Was it this past week? Have there been times when you felt overloaded with responsibilities at home, work, school, church, or all of the above? Trying to make your money last until payday? Running late for an appointment? Are you fa…

As a young boy growing up in the fifties I loved cap-pistols and toy guns. I was told not to ever point these guns at anybody or they would be taken from me.

Outdoor tree decorating for the holiday season that lasts all through the winter season and looks just as nice the rest of year? Well there are options that will work here nicely.

How fortunate are we to live in a place where we can grow plants with the ability to bloom when days are bleak and some nights not fit for man nor beast? There are few that can defy winter’s cold with dainty, colorful flowers. Pansies are among them.

Active youth involvement is critical in ensuring that young people feel they have a voice regarding what is going on in their lives and their communities. In an effort to more effectively connect teens to local government, the Lee County Board of Commissioners, in collaboration with a number…

After writing last week about Isabel Heins Lawrence’s life and contributions to this community and state some readers have asked for more information about the creation Heins Telephone Company. Isabel died Dec. 14, 2021.

“And he said to me, ‘Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.’ ” — Revelation 22:10