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Nominate your favorite people, places, businesses and organizations in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville and eastern Lincoln County. First, pick who you think best represents each category. Among them are some that are location specific so you can vote for your hometown favorite…

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At least once a week I receive catalogs in the mail from either Harriet Carter, Miles Kimball or some other what I call “wish books.” Sometimes I will order something I can use in my kitchen, but otherwise I tend to throw them away.

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In the post-Thanksgiving period, there seem to be three priorities for food: dieting, using leftovers and planning what you serve for holiday get-togethers. Let’s leave the “dieting” ideas for January, OK? Then let’s focus on the other two: a couple of things that help you use up leftovers a…

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I seem to meet a lot of people for my columns while I’m having my car serviced. Such was the case last week when I met Officer Barnes from Gastonia. I saw him come into the room, and I noticed he was wearing a gun. After telling the man behind the counter what he needed done to his car, he c…

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With hectic after-school and work schedules, sometimes, weeknight meals are an afterthought, if thought of at all. Fortunately, the convenience of a trusty slow cooker can have a one-dish wonder ready when the hungry masses converge around the dinner table.

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Darryl Bivens works at Our Home Furniture, where the company builds high-end furniture. He is the product development manager responsible for getting all the new samples ready from a picture to the actual finished product. He has worked there 10 years and is retired now but works three-to-fo…

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Several weeks each year we take our vacation and go to the beach. We always feel our house and possessions are safe because we have a wonderful pet sitter who cares for them when we are away. William takes care of our three dogs and two cats so they don’t have to leave their normal surroundings.

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Wondering where the heck is Arapahoe? It’s a small community between New Bern and Oriental on the lower Neuse River. It’s the home of many well-known summer camps for boys and girls like Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer. Technically, I’m in Janeiro near Camp Caroline, but let’s leave it at Arapahoe.

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In late summer, if you’re like me, you are kind of tired of the same old thing. How about one more hurrah by the open fire? If that sounds like too much work, try these “make ahead” recipes! 

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One of the columns I published was about a Mr. Adolphus Travis, (I didn’t know his first name then) who wore a wooden leg made by one of his neighbors. I thought this was an interesting story, but I had no idea it would lead me to another column.

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Wayne Henderson was a healthy, active, hard-working, young man until his mid-30s. He worked for a company where motherboards were made for the NASA computers. This was an assembly line work, and the product they worked with was called “turkey bags.” Wayne had only been working there for a mo…

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Brandon Conner began having symptoms in his right knee in the fall of 2013. As his pain progressed to being unbearable, he sought the advice of a physician. He was first told he had pulled a muscle. He went along with this diagnosis until the pain worsened and his knee began swelling.  Again…

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Last week was the first meeting of our new church group. We meet on Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. There are members from our church in the group as well as some of our friends who do not go to our church. Not only is this a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and good conversations, but we also ha…

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Anna McNeill told me that before she retired she worked in the United States as a spec for a Japanese company. During her employment there she had to take a trip to Japan for a week and a half. She told me she was very excited about this trip.

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I went to my orthopedic surgeon’s office for my postoperative visit. Autumn Sides was the nurse who attended me that day. She told me she would be careful while removing my stitches and hoped it wouldn’t hurt too much.  

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Judge Rembert says she was a happy child. She had her mother, father, grandparents and an aunt and uncle who all made sure she was happy and having fun. Then her mother needed to go to work so Judge was sent to a boarding school in Belmont to live. She lived there for three and a half years,…

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Fortunately I’ve never needed a bail bondsman, but after interviewing Mark Derr, owner and agent of Day and Night Bail Bonds, I know what would be expected. 

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I play canasta on Thursdays with 12 to 14 women who have become my new friends.

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With all the residential build that our county commissioners are approving for the eastern side  of Lincoln County could they maybe put a bug in the NC Department of Motor Vehicles to open a DMV office on the eastern side of the county.  I am sure there would be more then enough people who w…

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Our county commissioners showed themselves to be government at its worst. I understand that they couldn’t pass a moratorium on development in Catawba Springs Township. Their legal counsel told them it wouldn’t stand. What peeves me is that they listened to two hours of citizens' well thought…

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Brenda Beard is one of the happiest ladies I have ever met. She is a breast cancer survivor, having had her surgery several years ago and then undergoing radiation therapy. To her, every day is a good day. She never meets a stranger because she gets to know everyone she meets. Her smile is i…

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I’m in the mood for some vegetable soup but not just the usual type. How about trying something you might not have used before and might have to get familiar with: parsnips. I find that not too many Southerners are familiar with this great vegetable that looks like a white carrot. It is very…

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In response to person upset about joggers passing his house and his dog chases them and he then has to chase the dog.

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During a weekend in November, the Lemmond Farm Estate held an estate tag sale. My friend, Caroline Proctor Brown, was the real estate agent handling the sale. I went on Day One to see what this old house held as treasures. It was absolutely full of furniture, antique tables, an onion head cl…

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I recently discovered some tv channels that show mindless tv shows all day like “What’s Happening” and “Gilligan’s Island.” It is so great to re-watch and laugh at all these old shows. It really takes you back to when you were a kid and didn’t have adult stress!!

Denver Weekly

Why do we have so few real weather reports on TV? A person standing in front of a map and reading off the temperatures and rain probability for just the local area is not a weather report.  (A…

Denver Weekly

Every year I get so excited about the Christmas season. The lighting of the Christmas candles in church each Sunday, the hustle and bustle of people on the sidewalks, watching people shopping …

Denver Weekly

Just waiting for what folks can complain about this week!! We have so much to be thankful for and another new year 2017 to have. I'm peeved about a lot of things here in Denver, but you know w…

Denver Weekly

Why do we have so few real weather reports on TV?  A person standing in front of a map and reading off the temperatures and rain probability for just the local area is not a weather report.  (…

Denver Weekly

Working in the food pantry at East Lincoln Christian Ministry, we see your generosity all year, but it's especially evident during this season.  You may be a boy or girl scout, golf club, post…

Denver Weekly

Recently it occurred to me – how many people now living in the Catawba-Wateree River basin really know the significance of this life-giving resource to today’s residents and to the earliest in…

Mooresville Weekly

This week I’d like to share my own party-planning recipes from my recent holiday party. Because there are so many recipes to share, only a few are in print, but other holiday party recipes wil…

Denver Weekly

The library used to be a place for quiet reflection, a place to search for books, magazines, use the computer – all in the quiet zone.  This atmosphere has disappeared.  It is now quite noisy.…

Denver Weekly

Tina Fletcher tells me when her husband was a little boy, his Aunt Judy brought him a souvenir back from her trip to Hawaii. The gift was two coconut monkeys. A coconut monkey is a dried cocon…