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Empty Nests Can Quickly Fill Up Again | By Eddie Waren

You’ve raised your children and provided for them to the best of your abilities. They’ve left the family nest and are now independent adults. But what happens when adult children return to live at home or come to you asking for financial assistance? How would you respond to this possibility? If you find yourself in […]

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Dangerous Diabetes – A Diagnosis You Can Avoid! | By Dr. Lenny Salzberg

A quick quiz: Which of the following statements is true? A) Eating hamburgers causes Mad Cow Disease, a fatal disease. B) Eating fried chicken causes avian flu, a fatal disease. C) Eating pork barbecue frequently causes trichinosis, a painful parasitic disease. D) Eating hamburgers, fried chicken, and pork barbecue is safe. The answer? None of […]

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A Sweet Christmas Memory Grandma’s Cakes | By Thad Mumau

I have always loved Christmas. Like many people, I look back on holiday times as a child when there was a certain magic we all try to re-capture for our own children. For me, though, there was extra magic that happened at my grandmother’s house. It had nothing to do with presents, pretty paper or […]

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Feeling Kind of Clampett | By Louis Feraca

When we pulled into our new neighborhood last August, I was driving a ten-year-old pickup that had a few dings, some scrapes with swapped paint, and more miles than the space shuttle. The truck was heaped with all of our belongings that couldn’t be trusted in the moving truck. I felt a little out of […]

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Holiday Memories Illuminate the Season A Few of Their Favorite Things

Editor’s Note: The people featured in this story represent different backgrounds, careers, races and religions. Some you may recognize, others are rising stars in our community. We hope you enjoy this compilation of their happy holiday memories. Favorite gift I’ve ever received Colonel David Fox is Fort Bragg’s Garrison Commander. His favorite gift started an […]

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Discover Our State In the Holiday Season | By Celia McGuire

It is during this wonderful season that every city and town in our beautiful state is being transformed with the most colorful and gorgeous finery, with wreaths, garlands and candles. Unfortunately, it is also the most hectic and commercialized time of the year, when the shopping malls are crowded and precious time is spent in […]

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The Tenacious Bulldogs of 1965 | By Thad Mumau

When Fayetteville High School opened its basketball season in 1965, not a whole lot of people noticed. The Bulldogs’ fans were still talking about the previous season when a tall and talented physician-to-be named Rusty Clark led the team to a 25-1 record and the state 4-A championship. With Clark in Chapel Hill, playing for […]

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Ready or Not, Kindergarten is Coming to A Child Near You by Marion Gillis-Olion, Ph.D.

Every year a major event takes place in the life of many young children – they become Kindergarteners! Kindergarten is no longer the year to get ready for school; it is filled with serious undertakings that affect success for years to come. The better prepared a child is when he or she enters kindergarten, the […]

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Embracing A Lifestyle, Building A Business

According to the US Small Business Administration, 56% of small businesses close within the first four years. That percentage rises with each passing year. So, how did Bobby and Barbara Hawley triumph over that statistic? “By taking care of the customers, always. I say we’re No. 2, because our customers are No.1,” says Bobby Hawley. […]

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A Ballerina In Water | By Olivia McDonald

Olivia McDonald has traveled a long way on water skis. They recently took her to France, and they have punched tickets to Peru and all across the United States. In July, she competed in the 2006 World Junior Waterski Championships in Moissac, France, where she finished fifth in tricks and sixth overall in the 17-and-under […]

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A Country Home – John Judd’s Cabin Reflects His Tennessee Roots

For those who cringe at the proliferation of McMansions and cookie-cutter subdivisions, the Harnett County home of John Judd is a breath of fresh air. “It’s definitely different,” says Judd. “It has what I like to call the Cracker Barrel factor. People come here and they just relax and feel at home.” That’s because Judd’s […]

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Autumn in North Carolina – A Traveler’s Delight | By Celia McGuire

When the chilly fall breezes signal an end to summer, it is time to plan a tour to the North Carolina mountains to enjoy the grand glories and the splendor of the fall, to capture the feeling of gently winding roads, the magnificent mountain scenery, distant vistas, pastoral landscapes and summit sanctuaries, all punctuated with […]

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A Boy, His Hilanders and the Summer of ‘56 | By Thad Mumau

I have this old baseball. It has turned a yellowish color despite being wrapped in a plastic bag, but you can still make out the names even though they were signed nearly 50 years ago. The autographs of Danny Osinski and Wynn Hawkins stand out partly because both pitchers made it to the major leagues, […]

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Of Time and the Cape Fear River | By Sara WanderClute

Fayetteville may well owe its existence to the convergence of the Deep and the Haw Rivers, a bit north of us in Chatham County, near Moncure. Together, those two waterways form the beginning of the more than 200-miles long Cape Fear River, which drew the earliest settlements in this area to its banks. The river […]

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From the Wreckage, An Inspiring Tribute is Wrought

After a four-year national tour, a sculpture by renowned artist Jim Gallucci commemorating the 9-11 attack on America is being placed on exhibit at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville. “The Gates,” comprised of two massive steel sculptures fashioned from 16 tons of steel removed from the site of the World Trade Center […]

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A Veteran, A Visitor, And a Fan of Fayetteville

I have just revived a long-standing urge to revisit Fayetteville and the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, stimulated by learning there is a new display at the Museum given over to Special Operations feats. There have been two 880-mile trips to visit the city and especially the Museum in the past few years, and each […]

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Mothers And Babies – Sylvia Keller Works to Help Them All

It’s a circumstance many women in our community can’t imagine – being young, unmarried, pregnant, poor, shunned by family and friends, and with absolutely no one to turn to for help and guidance. Regrettably, this situation occurs many times in our community. One of the choices available to young women in this sad circum-stance is […]

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Our Mom “The Belle of the Ball” | By Dr. Jerry Fonke

If ever God blessed a family with an angel on earth it was ours. Eight children were born to Vincent and Belle Fonke between 1948 through 1964. Through the power of prayer and positive thinking we were raised to have deep love and respect for each other. When twin sisters were born in 1956 there […]

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Look Outside The Box For Retirement Distributions

Whenever I conduct a financial planning class for a group of 30-somethings, I usually ask them when do they plan to retire? The most common answer (besides “yesterday”) is age 50 to 55. Now, this is a laudable goal until I ask them where they are putting their funds to accomplish this early retirement goal? […]

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Reach Your Full “Age” Potential | By Lenny Salzberg, MD

Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend was born May 19, 1945. By December 1965, at 19 years of age, he had written a hit single called “My Generation.” Pete Townshend is now 61 years old. Pete’s generation, the baby boomers, are now consumed with the questions, “how can we age well and healthily”? Keep reading and (I […]

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