Features: Columns

Feb. 02, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

This year's Day of Service

On Jan.21, the Vance County 4-H Livestock Club, partnering with the Kittrell Job Corps Center, sponsored a community service event to mark the celebration of the MLK Day of Service.


Jan. 31, 2014 @ 07:05 PM

Seek the Lord for guidance

Oftentimes when there is a problem or a situation that seems overwhelming, we tend to look around us for answers, while we should be looking up for guidance.


Jan. 26, 2014 @ 08:18 AM

Getting to know your weeds

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” has likely never been answered with “A scientists who studies weeds!” So my task is to show you how fascinating the world of weeds can actually be!


Jan. 27, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

An unassuming mentor

We all have people in our lives who have formed us. Some have taught us valuable lessons. Some have kept us from making foolish choices. Some have modeled good behavior before us. Some have given us wise counsel at critical moments. Some have loved us when we felt unloved. The fortunate ones have all this in one person. I am one of them, and that one person was my grandmother, Osa Addington, who entered into her eternal reward Jan. 8, 2014.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

The power of community service

On Monday, the country will pause to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday through service to others. This is a great time for our community to participate in service learning projects.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Change or die: a plea to fellow churches

The average church in America has fewer than 30 people on a given Sunday morning, most of them being senior adults. It won’t be long before they too will be on the real estate market.


Jan. 11, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Coggin’s Clinic season is just around the corner

Folks who own horses should be thinking about getting their horses tested for Equine Infectious Anemia. Normally this is done via a Coggin’s Test.


Jan. 10, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Give testimony to spread God's word

Our testimony to others is a seed planted about the goodness of the Lord and will help their faith in God grow.


Jan. 06, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

Winter tool and equipment maintenance

You may not want to spend too much time in the garden this time of year, but there are plenty of chores you can handle now that will make your spring gardening much more productive.


Jan. 03, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

Seeing the signs, seeking their meaning

The Christmas Carol “We Three Kings” will be sung this Sunday in many churches as Epiphany is celebrated. Traditionally, Epiphany is on Jan. 6, marking the end of the 12 days of Christmas with the visit of the Magi.