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Playing the Cold Away

By Melissa Goslin               Winter weather means steaming cups of cocoa and crackling fires. For kids, it also brings the hope of snow days spent sledding down driveways and snuggling under covers. The prospect of days spent indoors due to inclement weather stirs up a slightly different feeling in most parents—the dread of cabin […]

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Make The Best Gingerbread House

By Donna Foley   It is said that gingerbread originated in Europe in the medieval times. Crusaders returning from the Middle East, brought back the spicy, yet sweet bread to western civilization. However, the French argue that the bread was brought to their country by the Armenian monk-turned saint, Gregory of Nicopolis before the 10th […]

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Fun Things To Do: Winter

November 27 A Dickens Holiday Hay Street and downtown Fayetteville   Hay Street transforms into a scene out of a 19th century Christmas novel thanks to The Arts Council’s Dickens Holiday. A special feature this year will be “Annie’s Alehouse,” located behind The Arts Council building, it will harken back to the pub atmosphere during […]

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Eight Decades of Sound

By Miriam Landru Charlotte pulls in the national tours of A-list superstars. Asheville has their indie folk scene. Up the road in Durham, there’s DPAC. We’ve got the Crown Complex and the various offerings there throughout the year. A special organization, the oldest arts focused non-profit in Cumberland County to be exact, Community Concerts, calls […]

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Gone to Atlanta

By: Miriam Landru Atlanta is so much more than a Braves game and a day trip to Six Flags. This bustling metropolis, the ninth largest city in the United States, is home to over five million people. It is the home of the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It’s a hub for […]

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Fayetteville’s Big Fat Greek & French Festival

by Melissa Goslin                 A handful of rock stars go by a single name—Madonna, Sting, Pink, Beyoncé. These mononymous celebrities have achieved a rare, instantly-recognizable level of fame, even when their one name is reduced to a symbol (who can forget The Artist, Formerly Known as Prince?). But before music and movies ruled […]

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The Descendants

By: Marshall Waren   In the summer of 1965, I was an incoming sophomore at Fayetteville High School. Being new to the scene, I was intimidated by the stylish, well-dressed upper classmen. I had saved up money from my paper route and so I headed downtown to Ed Fleishman and Brothers on Hay Street to […]

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Leaving a Legacy

By Kellie Gentry Hussmann   It’s no surprise that most of us want to leave this world better than we found it. If nothing else, we want to know that our time on earth made even the slightest of difference for future generations. The Cumberland Community Foundation has been helping the people of Cumberland County […]

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TLC = The Lord’s Company

By Kellie Gentry Hussmann Chances are, you’ve seen signs for TLC Carwash & Fast Lube around town—you know the one with the bubblegum pink Volkswagen bug perched high above the carwash accented in royal blue. And I bet you’ve also wondered, what exactly does TLC stand for?             What started out as a “Terrific Looking […]

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Beauty and the Brush Stroke

By: Fatima Butt   People have been using letters and symbols to convey messages since before Gutenberg and the printing press.  In very ancient times, men stood in caves to tell stories with pictures. Those pictures became cryptograms became hieroglyphics, which eventually became words. Rika King, a self-taught local artist, picked up her passion for […]

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Southern Hospitality

By: Miriam Landru Homicide investigator-turned interior designer, Ann Marie Locklear, knows a whole lot about houses. In fact, she builds them from the ground up and then styles the entire home inside out. As she spoke about her exciting career as an interior designer and contractor, she had this mesmerizing glow about her. With a […]

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Straight Outta the Northside

BY: Courtney Phillips When Johnny Taylor was a child growing up off of Elliot Bridge Road, Ramsey Street was a far cry from the bustling, multi-lane commercial district of today. “It used to be, kids went everywhere they wanted to go. We just rode our bikes and the only rule was that we had to […]

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Your Faith is Not Your Own

Rev. Scott Foster             Each one of us stands on the shoulders of those that have gone before us in life and in faith.  We could not have survived without the sacrifice of those that preceded us or have a Christian faith without the example of other Christians in the church. And that’s what Hebrews […]

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The Making of Men

By: Bill McFadyen           My favorite wake-up call in the pre-dawn comes by text from my swell pal about 10 minutes before my alarm goes off. I already tumble between sleep and consciousness, having looked at the time thrice in the last two hours out of fear of oversleeping. So the text ding jars me […]

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Medical & Dental Directory 2015

Designed by Doctors – 06/22/2015 11:52AM Solving the Problem – 06/22/2015 11:57AM Say Cheese – 06/22/2015 12:00PM Bedside Manor – 06/22/2015 12:02PM A Growing Need – 06/22/2015 12:06PM The PA Will Now See You – 06/22/2015 12:09PM Labor Intensive – 06/22/2015 12:17PM The Good Kind of Grease – 06/22/2015 12:19PM A Promise Made, A Promise […]

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Phi-lan-thro-py

By: Kelly Twedell Phi-lan-thro-py Noun: The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.               With today’s high cost of providing medical care, hospitals often do not have enough funds for services, programs, and much needed equipment, that’s the catalyst behind the inception of […]

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Prevent Senior Falls

It’s a sobering statistic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three older adults over age 65 falls each year, but less than half are expected to bring their accident to the attention of a healthcare provider.             “A fall by an older adult is a warning sign as it […]

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The Good Kind of Grease

By: Miriam Landru             What comes first? The rooster or the relief?             In the case of using actual rooster grease to combat arthritis, it’s the former.             Dr. Brad Broussard of Cape Fear Orthopedics is an advocate of the practice, injecting it (or a synthetic version made from bacteria) into the patient in order […]

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Labor Intensive

By: Courtney Phillips                 “There’s a secret in our culture,” said Natasha Baker, a certified lactation consultant, birth and postpartum doula, founder of Natasha Doula Birth Marks and mother of two in Fayetteville. “It’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”                 Natasha is one of a growing number of specially trained […]

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The PA Will Now See You

By: Roxanna Ross The Methodist University Physician Assistant Program was established in 1996. Now in its 19th year, the PA Program has a well-established track record of educating high quality mid-level medical practitioners. Nearly thirty-five years earlier and two hours up the road in Durham, the late Dr. Eugene A. Stead at Duke University Medical […]

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