Haymount Cottage Christmas – Cynthia Ross Decks the Halls

By Courtney Phillips  Cynthia Ross of CP Ross Designs stays busy year-round planning and creating décor for parties, weddings and special events.  For the Christmas season, she allots time to decorate several local homes […]


BIRDFEEDERS        The phone screen read “Hoose.”  When Hudson was still just a little tyke, he loved playing with Pokémon cards. He had hundreds. I never caught on […]

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 […]


By Diane Parfitt I often check the BEST BOOK lists from other book clubs, The New York Times and the Washington Post for ideas for my own book clubs and […]

How to Decoupage Easter Eggs

This is an easy tutorial on how to Decoupage Easter Eggs! This year, make your Easter Eggs Eggs-tra Special with a little of Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish […]

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 […]

Fayetteville State University: Going strong after the first 150 years

By Catherine Pritchard In 1867, seven black residents of Fayetteville paid $136 for two lots on Gillespie Street. They did so to realize a dream – the establishment of a […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]