Family

Extra Large and In Charge: Why We Love Large Breed Dogs

By Cassandra Fossen It’s a scenario that plays out countless times when Dr. Rik Wyatt takes his dog out in public. Whether it’s a walk around the neighborhood or a trip to the office, all attention is immediately drawn to Huck, a 120-pound Great Dane. Although Huck is striking with his gold eyes and blue […]

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Heads Up! If You’re Working Under an Assumed Business Name, the Rules Have Changed!

By Cynthia Schafer Pela Are you working or engaging in business under an assumed business name? Do you intend to in the near future? If so, hopefully you already know that North Carolina law requires individuals, partnerships, companies and corporations engaging in business under an assumed business name to file an assumed business name certificate. […]

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Baby Love

By Jane Loves Local My name is Jane, I’m a new mom and I’ve learned motherhood is not for the weak. It’s grueling. It’s joyous. And it’s the most important team activity out there! Caleb, aka “Puka Shell,” is my one and only kiddo, born this past November. He was the best oops of my […]

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The School of Hope: A Dream Come True

By Ashlee Garrison Russell During Jarred Bryan Sparks’ too-brief life, his parents did whatever they could to help him deal with the challenges of autism. After his death in an accident in 2011 at age 19, Amy and Rob Sparks focused on finding ways to help other families with children with autism. Last fall, in […]

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Indoor Fun Year-Round

By Catherine Pritchard It’s cold outside. Or it’s rainy. Or it’s sweltering. Or maybe the weather’s fine but it’s dark or it’s early or you know you and your family should go out and do something active but what? And it’s just so easy to while away time indoors, playing video games, watching TV, texting […]

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Movie Night Snacks

Looking for a fun, low-stress way to spend an evening with your family? Why not have an at-home Movie Night? If you have young kids, you can tailor your movie selections to G- and PG-fare such as Cars 3 and The LEGO Batman Movie. If your kids are older or it’s just the grownups around, […]

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Pageant a stepping stone for aspiring college professor

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Recent Fayetteville State University graduate Dominique Ashley hopes participating in a beauty pageant in Atlanta will help her overcome her natural shyness and serve as a springboard to a career as a college professor. Ashley has lived in Fayetteville since her pre-school years. She completed work on a degree in political […]

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What I Would Tell My Freshman Self

By Cayce Lee With June fast approaching and graduation closing in, I look back on my high school days and wonder what I would tell myself if I could go back in time to when I was walking the halls for the first time as a freshman. My friends would tell you, I did it […]

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A Friendship House Fundraiser Makes Its Debut

By Catherine Pritchard Fans of a certain Educated Debutante will be in abundance at a February 6th fundraiser at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre. So will fans of Friendship House. And most attendees will likely love both Adrian Wood, who authors the hilarious, touching, very-real blog called Tales of an Educated Debutante, and Fayetteville’s Friendship […]

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Just Venmo me, Mom

By Catherine Pritchard You want to send your college student some money. (No, really, this time you do.) So you tell him you’ll mail him a check. Or you’ll go to the bank and put money in his account. He can go to the bank or to an ATM to take it out. “Just Venmo […]

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A Trip to Gillis Hill Farms

By: Jason Weathington As a kid, I spent a lot of time in the garden with my grandmother. Most summer days you could find us picking peas and butterbeans, digging Irish potatoes or shucking sweet corn. I can still remember watching my grandmother run her thumb down a pod of field peas as they fell […]

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Books About Bookstores

By Diane Parfitt What better book for the owner of a bookstore than one set in a bookstore? But such books don’t appeal solely to those of us lucky enough to spend our days surrounded by thousands of books. (Yes. Real books with paper pages!) The books set in bookstores have a wide range. They […]

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Myths about hospice care

By Chantelle Goodman Chantelle Goodman is a British-trained registered nurse who has had experience in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units in Europe, Africa and North America. For the past six years, she has been working at Healthkeeperz Hospice as the clinical hospice liaison. Goodman said she has a passion for educating people about what […]

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Collaborative Divorce – Another Option

By Sarah Miranda You may face the prospect of divorce when there seems to be no hope in saving your marriage. Many couples would like to avoid the acrimony of litigation and the court system during this painful transition time. Collaborative divorce is an alternative to traditional divorce litigation and was created to provide a […]

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VBS List

For many churches, Vacation Bible School is an annual premier outreach event for kids.  We have put together a list of local churches, dates, locations and themes. Register online early for a memorable summer event! Vacation Bible School   Berean Baptist Church Ocean Commotion, June 20 – June 23 517 Glensford Drive, www.bbcfnc.org   Cedar […]

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