July, 2015


Doughnuts on the Rise

It’s the quintessential American sweet treat. Whether the preferred moniker is doughnut or donut, noshers of every stripe find this deep-fried indulgence irresistible, no…

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Tech Trouble-Shooter

Ben Whipker uses his engineering know-how to solve problems and build machines for the digital age Ben Whipker goes looking for trouble. And in…

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Service in Harmony

Longtime Girl Scout Samantha Childers brings music to children at The Carying Place Spend a bit of time with vocalist and pianist Samantha Childers…

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Whirled Traveler

Baton twirler Sabrina Smith has traveled the world competing and spreading good will Sabrina Smith is a globe-trotting elite athlete. She’s performed on three…

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You’ve Got This!

Advice for kids facing back-to-school jitters Every year about this time, at every school across our area, someone is having a “first day.” Exciting?…

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The Glow That Grows

It’s hard not to like golden creeping Jenny in the summer. Botanically known as Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea,’ this low-growing groundcover’s small, round, brilliant chartreuse…

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Think Outside the Rind

Mark Twain once wrote, “The true southern watermelon is a boon apart, and not to be mentioned with commoner things . . .  When…

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Be the Early Bird

So, got any plans for this coming Monday? Beyond coffee, you might want to hop online to order 2015 N.C. State Fair tickets! Monday,…

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Tennis, Anyone?

Bet you didn’t know that every 11 minutes, another person in our nation loses his sight. In North Carolina, more than 25,000 preschoolers and…

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