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Kent Bernhardt: Stir straws and spare tires

  I’m pretty sure modern civilization started to crumble the day stir straws replaced spoons. Well, it may not have been that exact day, but ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Mack Williams: Walls and spaces

The other night, visiting my son, Jeremy, daughter-in-law, Rose, and mother-in-law, Doris in Yanceyville, I glanced over from watching British TV (a favorite of Doris) ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Darrell Blackwelder: The Winter jasmine is out early this year

There is a yellow blooming shrub cascading in a landscape near St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury. The profuse bloomer looks very much like our ... Read more

3 days ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Dr. Magryta: Is snacking ok?

Is snacking a good idea? The simple answer is NO! There are many reasons why. Snacking is the process of frequently eating small volumes of ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Doug Creamer: What are you doing?

  People keep asking me, “What are you doing now that you are retired?” The truth is that I have been busier now than ever. ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Ann Farabee: Be a greeter

I sneaked out early, before the family woke up. I was going to beat the crowd to the mall at a very busy time of ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Darrell Blackwelder: North Carolina weather confuses the plants

Our recent weather has been confusing to say the least. Cold weather one day, warm the next; with a few days of intermittent downpours thrown ... Read more

1 week ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Mack Williams: Remembering ‘Ernest T’ (Wesley L. ‘Wes’ Carter Jr.)

This isn’t about the late Shakespearean-trained actor, Howard Morris, famed portrayer of “Mayberry’s” Ernest T Bass. It’s about another talented “Ernest T” portrayer, the late ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

David Freeze: Gotta’ Run

Once a Warrior, always a Warrior! I can’t begin to remember the first time I met Kevin and Ester Marsh. It seems like they have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by David Freeze.

Ann Farabee: The legacy

As I stood in the funeral home, it seemed the stories all centered around what she had done for others during her 99 years of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Doug Creamer: God in everyday activities

  It’s not a very exciting day at my house today. I am busy doing the ordinary things of life. I am washing clothes, changing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Dr. Magryta: back to sleep

Sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS, is a sad and serious disease that we still know very little about. One risk factor that has been nailed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Roger Barbee: Resolutions

At this time of the year, I cringe a great deal. I cringe at the Christmas cards consisting of too many family photographs. I cringe ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Mac Williams: After-Christmas traces

  In keeping with the Church calendar, this column piece comes out one day before Epiphany (Monday, Jan. 6). Just a couple of days past ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Daniel Lancaster: Rowan offers family fun

The dawn of a new year brings excitement for change, growth and a renewed mind and body. Many people use the new year as an ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Dr. Magryta: Forces affect immune function, baby food safety

Avoid endocrine disrupting chemicals If you have an allergic phenotype — a tendency toward allergic diseases like allergic rhinitis, asthma and eczema — then you ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Ann Farabee: My Buddy

     The morning brought a beautiful surprise – snow covered ground. Our view through the front storm door of our home gave us ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Kent Bernhardt: The forgotten virtue

  Now that we’ve set sail into another fresh year and already broken several New Year’s resolutions, perhaps it’s time to take stock of where ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Doug Creamer: You’re in the family

  I’ve been married for over thirty years. We have visited my in-laws numerous times over the years and my in-laws have been good to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Dr. Henry Waiters: Unasked, unappreciated questions

Wisdom dictates agreement with Arthur W. Pink that some of the vital questions that should be raised today are: Is man a totally and thoroughly ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Mack Williams: Seasonal wedding

  At Easter, my daughter Rachel and her friend Richard announced their engagement, the marriage ceremony to be in early December (as if a following ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Start your gardening year off right

It’s that time of year when we make resolutions for the upcoming year. Below are a few gardening resolutions all gardeners should consider. Don’t guess, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Dr. Magryta: An open letter to parents and patients

Over the years, I have noted with dismay some statements people make related to doctors and care providers. What I am about to say is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Ann Farabee: Our Father

   The first graders shut their eyes, folded their hands prayerfully, and began to pray, “Our Father, Which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

David Freeze: Gotta Run

A meaningful New Year’s resolution   It’s that time of year again. Time to decide what resolutions you want go after for 2020. On most ... Read more

4 weeks ago by David Freeze.

Doug Creamer: A brand new decade

  We only have a few more days left in this year. It is hard to believe that we are going to be in the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Paul Jenkins: A Macedonian Miracle

ALBEMARLE —Sometimes, miracles happen all around us. We just have to know where to look for them. On Sunday, Dec. 15, one miracle happened at ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

David Freeze: Gotta Run

I’ll be glad to get that Peloton The most unusual “outrage” came last week over a stationary bicycle commercial. Outrage is one of those words ... Read more

1 month ago by David Freeze.

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