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Museum of the Albemarle’s collection contains more than 35,000 dimensional artifacts. These range in size from a 29-foot shad boat to clay beads about a quarter-inch in diameter. In most cases they belonged to people who lived in the region from 12,000 B.C.E. to 2000 A.D. We have an extensiv…

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fail for it had been founded on the rock.” — Matthe…

Our son Michael in Tennessee is starting a new career as a correctional officer with the state of Georgia. The prison where he will be working is about 45 minutes away from where he lives and he told me this past weekend his family plans to move about halfway between the workplace and their …

New year — new you. Many are striving to become healthier and happier as 2021 begins. It’s often hard when listening to the news, but a positive outlook goes hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle.

Well, I don’t know about you but this past year has been wild. If you have read some of my prior columns you know some of the challenges my family and I have been through. And let me tell you, we are still living through them. The struggles have not stopped.

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The early morning of Friday, November 6, was a foggy one. Need a butter knife to cut through it. Is Edgar Allen Poe still looking for his pet raven “Never more, never more...”? Fog now like minute raindrops. Still, I venture forth without my umbrella.


Staying closer to home during the COVID-19 pandemic has given people a lot more time to reevaluate their surroundings. Many are using the extra time to reorganize what they have by discarding some of it.

LEWISTON WOODVILLE — Lewiston Woodville’s Mount Olive Missionary Baptist’s congregation recently celebrated the church’s 155th anniversary by doing what it’s done for the last century and a half: helping its community.

“In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them. ... “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people.” Luke 2:6-8