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Favorite #184: America the Beautiful

Respect, Compassion, Brotherhood During the years I taught elementary school music, one of my favorite months was November. I loved singing patriotic songs for Veterans Day and later in the month singing songs about turkeys, American history and the first Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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Favorite #183: Aspiring Author, Alicia Hartley (Part 2)

                         Alicia’s Guest Blog I met Alicia Hartley a few months ago when she moved from Hiddenite to Mt Ulla, NC. After talking with her, I soon learned she was nervous about leaving Alexander Central High and starting her junior year at … Continue reading

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Favorite #182: Aspiring creative writer, Alicia Hartley

Alicia’s Guest Blog Earlier this summer I met a young lady named Alicia Hartley. Alicia moved from Hiddenite to Mt Ulla, NC and is now attending West Rowan High School. An aspiring writer, she reminds me of another West student who … Continue reading

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Favorite #181: Disneyworld

The Best Day Ever This past Labor Day weekend, I took a much anticipated trip to Disneyworld with my family and a few friends.  In anticipation, we obtained fast passes for our favorite Disney rides and events, and made sure we had plenty … Continue reading

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Favorite #180: Bounce City, Salisbury, NC

A Fun Place to Play Bounce City, located at 120 N. Church St., in Salisbury, NC, is a magical place that consists of wall-to-wall inflatables children can bounce on, climb on and slide down to their heart’s content. I learned of Bounce … Continue reading

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Favorite #179: West Rowan Farm Home and Garden Store

         Hometown Pride Imagine an atmosphere with friendly conversation, a game of checkers and a warm brownie smothered in ice cream. If you can imagine that you have imagined the West Rowan Farm Home and Garden Store at the corner … Continue reading

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Favorite #178: Vacation Bible School

  A Time of Learning As a child one of my favorite things to do in the summer was to go to Vacation Bible School.  I still remember standing in a line outside Trading Ford Baptist Church waiting to hear the music so we could march … Continue reading

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Favorite #177: Cosmetologists

  The Local Beauty Shop As we look around our communities we often see people willing to serve. Some are visible, like policemen and firemen, while others are not so visible. Have you ever thought about how much a cosmetologist does for … Continue reading

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Favorite #176: Sea Paws Pet Store

Unexpected Treasures at the Beach There’s nothing I enjoy more than sitting on the shore at the beach listening to the ocean waves with the sand between my toes. This past May I spent a week with friends and family in … Continue reading

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Favorite #175: Robinson Elementary School

     A Day of Reading, Writing and Fun Earlier this spring I was invited by kindergarten teacher, Lorna Poe to share my books with the kindergarten and first grade classes at Robinson Elementary School in Gastonia, NC.  I had never met Lorna … Continue reading

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