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It is over now. Americans have spoken. They elected a new president to lead us another four years. Bottom line — voting in a free election is the core of democracy. Now it is time … more
Do you ever sometimes think “I wonder what I’m getting myself into?” Hmmm. Welcome to my world. It started in January of this year. My cousin, Linda, and I decided to … more
Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel Community. Yours truly, along with my baby brother, Ronald Ward, Dennis Ward’s wife, Belinda Jean Ward, Dennis Ward’s daughters, Mechelle, … more
November is now upon us which means soon our minds may be more on preparing for the holiday season, but there are still things that can be done in the garden this time of year. Below are gardening … more
Halloween was quite an event when my generation grew up and one that only a child who was there can feel the excitement — and sometimes absolute horror. There will always be and have always … more
Hope you have voted, because it does matter. It is a responsibility and should be mandatory for every voting-age citizen of this country. Many have died over the history of this nation … more
All Hallows Eve. That one time of year when ghosts, ghouls, goblins and witches return to rule the night. My trick-or-treat days are long gone. That’s OK. But I’ll never … more
The harvesting of sweet potatoes is a common sight in Eastern North Carolina now during the fall season. Sweet potatoes are a bragging point in our region with North Carolina being number one for … more
Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel Community! It’s election time and I pray that everyone is voting or and has voted. If you are elderly and you need a safe way to the poll, please call … more
Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs in your garden, however, it is important to properly plant them so they will be healthy for many years. Spring is when we often think about planting … more
Mayor Ken Talton and town board members began the process of selecting a new town manager during a closed session last week. They narrowed a field of 13 applicants down to four. Face-to-face … more
I slowly turned off West Ham Street onto Southwest Railroad Street. Parked cars lined both sides of the newly-paved road. I found an empty spot, locked my car and joined a line of voters that … more
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