Baby, it\'s cold outside!

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Brown Pelican

by Larry Czajkoski Brown Pelican: Again this winter, I was fortunate to visit the gulf coast of Florida for a week where I was able to observe more than 20 different bird species just from the beach area where I walked daily. One of…

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For the collector…Tips for storing your stamp material

By Robert Taylor My many years of evaluating customer stamp collections have taught me and the client some valuable lessons regarding storing of the material. Moisture is not good for coins and is DEATH on stamp material. I have seen many a nice…

Dec
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Wine and Vine…Merry-making in 2018!

By Justin Taylor The Holiday season is now pleasantly behind us, hopefully full of time with friends, family, and those we work closely with year round. After all, the generosity we all enjoy giving and receiving is at its highest during the last…

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Green thumb gardening…Ten tips for gardening in the mountains

  By Debbie Clark I am always surprised by gardeners when they say they cannot grow anything in the mountains. Yes, growing in the mountains does have its challenges like rocky clay soil, steep sloped land, shade from the forest and those wonderful…

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From the pastor’s desk…An unavoidable appointment

By Everette Chapman In Catherine Marshall’s biography of her husband, A Man Called Peter, later made into a popular movie, she tells of a fateful speaking engagement for Peter Marshall, when he was asked to be the chapel speaker at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.  There…

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Winter

By Bryant Williams Winter gets a bad rap.  It’s really not so bad. It can be a peaceful time for which we should be glad. The garden has gone dormant so put away the hoe. The lawn is sleeping now so there’s nothing…

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The arts…Winter and the arts

By Mary Karr “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth…it is the time for home” Edith Setwell This is also the time to reflect on all the joys and excitement of the past year and look forward positively to…

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Tips for Winter Wellness

By Billie and Robert Nicholson Winter is often the most sickly time of the year with folks suffering from colds, coughs, sniffles, achy joints and cold sores. There are many reasons blamed: confinement with others, cold weather, depression, stress, weak immune system or lack…

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Olympiad presents check to Camp Erin

Rita Burch, CEO of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, receives a donation from the proceeds of the Olympiad Sports Festival for Hospice’s Camp Erin. Camp Erin is an overnight retreat for children who have suffered a loss of someone close to them and…

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Your Chamber at work…Ask not…

By Tommy Hartzog, Exec. Dir., HNG Chamber of Commerce Each of us is capable of finishing that profound challenge uttered by JFK in January of 1961. This was a call to follow the sacrifices of our Founding Citizens and all the men and…