Features: Columns

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 09:44 AM

Prevent child abuse

April is the month many agencies place great emphasis on the prevention of child abuse. One of the practices that can lead to child abuse, intentionally or unintentionally, is spanking.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 08:01 PM

You are God’s masterpiece

Guess what? You are creative. We all are, because we are made in the image of God, who is the original creative genius.

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Today's events, and the next two weeks.

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

100 years and counting

Across the country cooperative extension agencies are celebrating the centennial of the Smith-Lever Act signing that took place on May 8, 1914. N.C. Cooperative Extension will be hosting several celebrations throughout the year to celebrate this major milestone.

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Until death do us part

It’s that time of the year when wedding announcements start appearing in the newspaper and invitations start arriving in the mail.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

Pride leads to destruction

As a young child I occasionally heard my mother say to us, “Pride goes before a fall.” A strong warning often followed, “Never think that you are more than others.”

Mar. 17, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

Show your children love

Research shows that early learning between the ages of birth to 5 years has a crucial impact on healthy and unhealthy learning habits of preschool-age children.

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 08:23 PM

Allow God to heal you

Lent is a time when we reflect on our own mortality and the gift God gives us through His son, Jesus Christ, who lived our life, died our death, and was resurrected so that the world might be saved. It is a time to engage in spiritual practices that help us experience the impact of Christ’s suffering and how His life, death and resurrection is the hope of the world.

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

Introducing 'Health Rocks!'

This generation of youth encounters a wide range of challenges and obstacles outside of worrying about health risks.

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 10:35 PM

The importance of preparing ahead

I don’t know about you, but I have enjoyed this winter. I am a snow lover. Our family enjoys getting out and sledding, having snow ball fights and building snow men. I get excited whenever I hear that there is a chance of snow in the forecast.