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Favorite #153: Woodleaf Tomato Festival

A Day of Community Fun Woodleaf is a rural community nestled between Salisbury, Statesville and Mocksville, NC. Best known for homegrown tomatoes, names like Wetmore, Myers, Fleming and Correll come to mind when area farmers are mentioned. Born out of a … Continue reading

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Favorite #152: Bicycling Dirt Divas

Positive Energy on the Trail Charlotte Huntington and I became friends fourteen years ago when our daughters were in the same class at West Rowan Middle School. Over the years we’ve shared many special memories ranging from beach trips to birthday parties. Although … Continue reading

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Favorite #151: Franklin Baptist Church Youth Group

A Time of Spiritual Growth During the six years I’ve been the pianist at Franklin Baptist Church in Salisbury, NC, I’ve watched the youth group grow and develop into teens ready to share their love of God with others. Last month they shared their love … Continue reading

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Favorite #150: Barn Quilts

Love and Beauty on a Barn I’ve known Adele Goodman for a number of years, having met her through the Mt Ulla Historic Preservation Society (MUHPS). During the years that MUHPS has been in existence projects like the promotion of … Continue reading

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Favorite #149: Lessons Learned from Children

Enjoying Life as It Comes Most everyone looks forward to the lazy-hazy days of summer. Visions of picnics, strolls in the park, swimming parties and vacations all seem to be forefront on our minds. As you can see in the … Continue reading

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Favorite #148: Dogs and Good Books

Dogs Like Good Books, Too. In my search for a favorite person, place or thing each week, I never know where that search will take me. Sometimes it’s to a beautiful place on the way to somewhere else and sometimes it’s as … Continue reading

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Favorite #147: The Fourth of July: The Spirit of America

A Day of Celebration and Fun While there’s no doubt the Fourth of July is a special holiday for Americans, it’s unfortunate many don’t understand the reason why. Do you? Several years ago during a children’s sermon at Franklin Baptist … Continue reading

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Favorite#146: Entrepreneur, Tara Safrit

Tara, pampering her mom, Betsy Safrit, with Arbonne. A Bright Future Ahead Tara Safrit graduated this past May with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. Looking to pay off student loans, she hoped to find work after graduation to … Continue reading

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Favorite #145: Mark Rockwell’s Tribute to his Dad

Love and Respect for a Dad Mark Rockwell and I became colleagues when he began teaching fourth grade at Mt Ulla Elementary School fifteen years ago. I was the music teacher at the time. After retiring, I lost contact with Mark … Continue reading

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Favorite #144: PostNet (Winston-Salem)

Service with a Smile While many people dream of owning a business some day, not everyone is lucky enough to see that dream come true. I was excited to learn my friends, Jeanette and Jennings Nelson along with their son Jason, made their dream … Continue reading

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