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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 springboard to a career as a college professor. Ashley has lived in Fayetteville since her pre-school years. She completed work on a degree in political […]

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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 back in time to when I was walking the halls for the first time as a freshman. My friends would tell you, I did it […]

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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. And most attendees will likely love both Adrian Wood, who authors the hilarious, touching, very-real blog called Tales of an Educated Debutante, and Fayetteville’s Friendship […]

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Just Venmo me, Mom

By Catherine Pritchard You want to send your college student some money. (No, really, this time you do.) So you tell him you’ll mail him a check. Or you’ll go to the bank and put money in his account. He can go to the bank or to an ATM to take it out. “Just Venmo […]

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A Trip to Gillis Hill Farms

By: Jason Weathington As a kid, I spent a lot of time in the garden with my grandmother. Most summer days you could find us picking peas and butterbeans, digging Irish potatoes or shucking sweet corn. I can still remember watching my grandmother run her thumb down a pod of field peas as they fell […]

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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 to spend our days surrounded by thousands of books. (Yes. Real books with paper pages!) The books set in bookstores have a wide range. They […]

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Myths about hospice care

By Chantelle Goodman Chantelle Goodman is a British-trained registered nurse who has had experience in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units in Europe, Africa and North America. For the past six years, she has been working at Healthkeeperz Hospice as the clinical hospice liaison. Goodman said she has a passion for educating people about what […]

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Collaborative Divorce – Another Option

By Sarah Miranda You may face the prospect of divorce when there seems to be no hope in saving your marriage. Many couples would like to avoid the acrimony of litigation and the court system during this painful transition time. Collaborative divorce is an alternative to traditional divorce litigation and was created to provide a […]

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VBS List

For many churches, Vacation Bible School is an annual premier outreach event for kids.  We have put together a list of local churches, dates, locations and themes. Register online early for a memorable summer event! Vacation Bible School   Berean Baptist Church Ocean Commotion, June 20 – June 23 517 Glensford Drive, www.bbcfnc.org   Cedar […]

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