Editor’s Corner: Home is where you feel like part of the family

By Kim Hasty No sooner had I pulled up a chair at one of our downtown restaurants than my daughter began relaying the news of a charming event that had […]

In celebration of strong women and a much-needed night out

By Kim Hasty It was late, and we had been having a really good time. The dance music had ended, the bartenders were tossing out empty cups and cans, and […]

With A Song In Our Hearts

BY: KIM HASTY As Willie Nelson sings on his “Stardust” album, without a song, the day would never end, and without a song, the road would never bend. Willie doesn’t […]

Editor’s Corner: Family businesses that endure

Family businesses are a lot like families. You look at everyone else’s, and they make it look so easy.  But also like families, family businesses require the frequent resolution of […]

Editor’s Corner: Let’s All Pull Up a Chair

  From time to time, something will cause me to contemplate once again Sue Byrd’s round tables down at Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch on Hillsborough Street.    When the breakfast […]

Editor’s Corner: A memorable trip; a world changed forever

It was early March and the last of the daylight was fading fast. Each of us had a small hand tucked into one of our own. My husband and our […]

Here’s to you, Class of 2020, and to all the moments yet to come

To the Class of 2020, many of whom are seeing your high school, college and other graduation ceremonies cancelled, postponed or otherwise altered due to the current pandemic situation: Allow […]

Of faith, hope and my Aunt Janice’s optimism

My Aunt Janice always believed things would be all right.  I’m not sure how she mustered such faith, but I always knew she had it. I knew it from the […]

Editor’s Corner: Foundations of Faith

By: Kim Hasty One of my earliest lessons of faith was when I was a young girl, and my mother told me you should never place anything on top of […]

Editor’s Corner: We Were at a Disconnect For Sure

By: Kim Hasty For much of our lives, from the time my husband and I met nearly 40 years ago, disconnection rarely had been an issue. But now the signs […]