Editor’s Corner

Editor’s Corner: Holding Onto Hope and Each Other

By: Kim Hasty The good doctor took a look at my bruised and puffy foot. “Let’s get an X-ray,” he said. “But either way, the treatment will probably be the same.” Two days earlier, I’d had an unfortunate encounter involving a large Rubbermaid container, the stairs in our house and my offhand decision to wear […]

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Giving Tuesday Campaign Raises $1.164 Million for Local Nonprofits

At a time when the need has never been greater, our community has come through in a big way.   Cumberland Community Foundation joined with 68 nonprofit organizations to raise $1.164 million during this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign. A CCF news release reports that donors contributed $864,264. That amount, combined with matches of $200,000 through […]

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Editor’s Corner: The Light Still Shines

BY: KIM HASTY Berry Bostic had no idea his spheres of light would have so much meaning. “I just liked the way they looked,” he said. Bostic, retired now and with time for the golf course and a variety of other pursuits, had a long career as a veterinarian, the kind who cared not only […]

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Editor’s Corner: The Cherished Tradition I Love to Miss

For some people, whirlwind shopping trips and the unfurling of snarls of twinkling lights herald in the holiday season. For me, it is the annual Thanksgiving eve turkey shoot. I was horrified the first time I heard one of the men in our family refer to such an event. Turkey shoot? What? How could something […]

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A Friendly Face in the Storm

We were sitting at a table outside a downtown restaurant when the sudden, if not completely unexpected, rainstorm hit. The pellets of rain were accompanied by gusty winds, which seemed unusual for noon in the middle of a summer day. One of the gusts lifted the large umbrella from the center of our wrought-iron table […]

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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 exactly say it, but I’m sure that’s true regardless of gender or age. I love music, love to sing, love to turn the volume up […]

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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 sensitive feelings, miscommunication, tempers and stress. The family owned businesses we feature in this edition of CityView have managed to stick it out and have […]

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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 ministry began there in 2009, with volunteers serving plates of scrambled eggs and sausage and hot cups of coffee five mornings a week to the […]

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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 me to share with you what I remember from my own commencement events.  Um, not an awful lot.  There was a light blue cap and […]

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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 grandson walked a little ahead; my granddaughter and I lagged a bit behind, and we were fine with that. We were chatting amiably and observing, […]

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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 time I was a little girl just like I knew she would always be running late to festive occasions, to the point that she would […]

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