Congratulations seniors

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With graduation behind them, high school seniors have much to look forward to; we wish them well, hope they’ll take time to thank those who helped them along the way Graduations are always momentous, marking a student’s completion of years of hard work and his or her transition into a new phase of life.As I […]


Jump start your credit—Part II

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Felicia Dixon Ward Here is a quick recap from part I of this two part article:According to the United States Chamber of Commerce Statistics and Research Center these are some of the following factors, which affect credit approval: • Business Owners Race8 percent• Business Owners Gender10 percent• Lender Size20 percent• Business Plan37 percent *• Financial […]


Celebrating the arts

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Having married into a family that is passionate about the performing arts, I’ve found myself in recent years taking in musicals, as well as theater and dance productions on an increasingly regular basis.Since moving to the area to help start Harrisburg Horizons a little more than a year ago, I’ve made an effort to seek […]


Eco-friendly lawns

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David GoforthN.C. Cooperative extension How much would you pay for gas? I know a guy who recently paid $64 a gallon for gas. He was on the back side of an African desert.  According to some people energy will be more expensive in our future. I believe it will. We are burning fossil fuel faster […]


Ira Lee Taylor and D-Day

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D-Day is the designation for the day on which a large military action is to take place; however, after the Allied invasion of the Normandy coast of France, D-Day will forever mean and bring to mind June 6, 1944.  Perhaps you’ve seen the movie, “Saving Private Ryan.” It is said to be the most realistic […]


Cotton economy — Part III

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By Janet MorrisonDid you know? Cotton gins were made of dangerous machinery.  William Eugene Alexander related the following story in “Some Sketches of Rocky River Church and Vicinity,” to illustrate that point.  He wrote, “A rather tragical thing occurred here when James F. Harris, (Major or Little Jim) then about 16 years old, had the […]