A Look Back at A Day in History: October 30

October 23, 2015

Contributed by Johnny A. Phillips It was Halloween night seventy-seven years ago, October 30, 1938 when many Americans tuned their radios to hear the most panic-inducing media experience of all times. Orson Welles presented “The […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Joy of Having a Pet

October 9, 2015

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA There is joy to be had in maintaining a pet. Whether it is a dog, a guinea pig, or even a super intelligent, pot-bellied, dwarf, Vietnamese pig — which competes […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Of Loss, Grief and Mourning

September 11, 2015

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA We humans, in addition to a selfish, individual part we all have, should not forget we are also mainly social beings: We form friendships, partnerships and groups to belong […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: On to Alaska

August 14, 2015

Traveling on a Floating Global Village Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Our country is enormous and beautiful. Each corner of it has its own magic. Igor, my grandson, together with my daughter Nicole and […]




Another Florida Doctor Murdered

July 31, 2015

Brings Total to 8 Dead and 5 Missing in Just the Last Month By Jay Syrmopoulos, reprinted with author’s permission. Originally published on thefreethoughtproject.com. Last week I reported on a number of doctors, many from […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: “Oomph?”

July 31, 2015

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA What in the world is “oomph?”! Simply, it is that faculty in humans partially wired in our nature — which later is promoted, and augmented by early experiences — that […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Amazing True Story of Beate Serota

July 17, 2015

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA In a previous article, I wrote about humanity’s looming troubles. But, as I have said, I am optimistic. I share with you an inspiring story of a young girl’s special accomplishment —one of many she had — giving […]




Crossing the Line: “Wood” in Bread

January 2, 2015

Disclaimer: Crossing the Line? poses questions for readers to consider. Authors are not licensed professionals. Consider the issues, and draw your own conclusions. This first article focuses on what food manufacturers might add to their […]




Going to the Mattresses?

April 11, 2014

By Kay Whatley, Editor How much do you care about your community? Enough to care about your neighbors and the cleanliness of the community? Going to the mattresses, a phrase popularized by the Godfather movies, […]




“First World” Problems

August 2, 2013

By Kay Whatley and Nicole Banks References to the “third world” bring to mind images of families living in crude dwellings, undernourished people, and poor-quality water supplies. This term has been used for decades and dates back to […]




Of Cabbages and Kale

February 1, 2013

Contributed by Connie Schultz, Extension Master Gardener/Composter (Johnston County Extension Services) “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “to speak of many things; of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings….” (excerpt […]




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