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Feb. 20, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

I have a dream too

As we celebrate Black History Month, I can’t help but reflect upon the vision of one of the greatest legends in American history, Dr. Martin Luther King. In his “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. King shares a powerful dream of a country that would demonstrate love, acceptance and unity.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Celebrating good citizenship

Monday, Feb. 16, marked Presidents’ Day, an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. It was originally established in 1885 in recognition of the first president of the United States, George Washington


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

Orange you glad?

Consider for a moment, the carrot.

It is literally one of the most down-to-earth veggies that we have. You’d think that something so humble would do well no matter what type of above-ground procedures it endures.


Feb. 16, 2015 @ 09:38 AM

Introduction and ‘Short Rib Hand Pies’

Good morning, Henderson.

My name is Debbie Matthews, and I am delighted to have been asked to write a weekly column about food, cooking and all the whimsy that pops into my head on a regular basis.


Feb. 06, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Encourage one another

God always works in community. He began with one woman and one man, and through them created a family. Later, when he wanted to form a people of his own through whom to reveal his heart and bless the world, he once again began with one woman and one man. He promised that their descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Again, he created a family through them. Out of this family of Sarah and Abraham, God created his chosen people Israel.


Feb. 04, 2015 @ 09:50 AM

Adding herbs to your garden

Herbs are a great addition to any garden. Tuck them between the shrubbery, plant them amongst the perennials, or sow a row of them in the vegetable garden. The only requirement for success with herbs is plenty of sunlight and good soil.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 10:05 AM

Get your horse a Coggin’s Test

Many people in Vance, Granville and surrounding counties enjoy riding their horses in different events. Those events range from family trail rides to competitive horse shows across the state and nation. In order to participate in these equine events, horse owners should have proof of a negative Coggin’s Test on each horse that will be mingling with other horses. For interstate travel, a copy of the negative Coggin’s Test results and a valid health certificate must accompany each horse.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 10:01 AM

Foster good habits as a parent

During this season of newness, seize the opportunity to begin habits that can help you and your child become closer as a family. Rather than gloat over past parenting mistakes, renew your commitment to be the best parent you can be. Try to implement or increase the following activities with your little one.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

Advice for reading the Bible

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to read the entire Bible this year — all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments?Many people sit down expecting to read the Bible from cover to cover only to be frustrated by all the details.


Jan. 11, 2015 @ 10:05 AM

MLK Day of Service approaching

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”