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Favorite #166: Single Mom, Patricia Watkins

Tough Love at its Finest  In this day and age of instant gratification with social media enticing both young and old, it’s becoming harder and harder to teach children values. As a single parent, Patricia Watkins found a way. Patricia … Continue reading

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Favorite #165: Making a Difference

Dreams and Aspirations As a retired elementary school music teacher, I’ve had students I won’t ever forget. One of those is Tremayne Smith. A well-mannered, outgoing student, Tremayne developed a love for music in elementary school, dreaming of being a … Continue reading

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Favorite #164: Salem Lutheran Preschool

A Place to Learn and Grow Although there are many milestones in a child’s life, one of the hardest and yet one of the sweetest for a parent could be the day their child starts preschool. It’s hard to believe it’s … Continue reading

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Favorite #163: Cleveland Christmas Parade

Local Fun and Merriment When I asked my four-year-old grandson, Carson, how many times he had seen Santa this year, he proudly said, “Five.” Counting on his fingers he recalled seeing Santa at the Bass Pro Shop, Salem Lutheran Preschool, the Cleveland Christmas parade … Continue reading

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Favorite #162: Life with Mom

Special Moments and Memories My 95-year-old Mom has always been an independent woman. Living by herself since my dad passed away nine-years-ago, she takes pleasure in cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and talking with friends. That all changed recently one Sunday afternoon in October. Over the last few … Continue reading

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Favorite #161: The Love of a Dog

Unconditional Love  Stories of dogs giving their lives for their owners, or traveling hundreds of miles to get home are examples of a bond like no other. In today’s world with modern technology not only do we hear stories, but we see them play out right … Continue reading

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Favorite #160: Fall Festivals

A Time of Fun and Fellowship Many people enjoy the fall because of football season and the mild temps, while others enjoy the fall because of the variety of activities such as fall festivals and craft fairs. At one time fall festivals were … Continue reading

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Favorite #159: Piedmont Classical Iron, LLC

A Labor of Love Living in the West Rowan area near Salisbury, NC, I’m surrounded by neighbors willing to lend a hand when someone is sick or in need. A couple of weeks ago when my mom moved in with me, it wasn’t long until … Continue reading

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Favorite #157: 2015 Little League World Series Champions

Champions Both On and Off the Field Salisbury, NC, was put on the national stage this summer by a group of talented young girls who won the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon. Once the team arrived in … Continue reading

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Favorite #156: Love and Support

A Year Later It’s been a year since my husband, Michael McCullough, the love of my life and my best friend passed away from a massive heart attack, leaving a big whole in my heart as well as the community. … Continue reading

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