Shades of Grey:

July 17, 2015

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is about the choices people make, and the thought process […]




Chuckle of the Issue: Weather

July 17, 2015

Bob gets a job as a weatherman in the West; however, try as he might, he can never get a forecast right. Eventually he’s fired and has to fly home. His aunt asks why he’s back […]




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 […]




A Little Bit of History: Atkinson Milling Co.

July 1, 2015

Atkinson Milling Company features a grist mill built in 1757, and is a rare water powered grist mill operating in the Five County Area. The company is based at 95 Atkinson Mill Road, Selma NC. The mill building as it is now […]




Crossing The Line: Poisons Added to Bird Seed

April 24, 2015

Disclaimer: Crossing The Line? poses questions for readers to consider. Authors are not licensed medical or legal professionals. Consider the issues, and draw your own conclusions. For this issue, the subject is corporations crossing the […]




Chuckle of the Issue: Memories

January 16, 2015

An older couple noticed that they were getting a lot more forgetful, so they decided to go to the doctor. The doctor told them that they should start writing things down to help remember. Later […]




The Strange-ness: My Haunted Television

January 16, 2015

Contributed by Brenda Lambert, Member www.paranormalchasers.com You may not think of your TV as something that would be considered “haunted”, but here I’ll tell you of my personal experience, and you may just change your mind. So, here I […]




Chuckle of the Issue: Bible School

January 2, 2015

The story of Adam and Eve was being carefully explained in the children’s Sunday School class. Following the story, the children were asked to draw some picture that would illustrate the story. Little Bobby was […]




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 […]




Shades of Grey: Sign

September 26, 2014

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is about the choices people make, […]




Chuckle of the Issue: Cowboys and Horses

September 26, 2014

The devout cowboy lost his favorite Bible while he was mending fences out on the range. Three weeks later, a horse walked up to him carrying the Bible in its mouth. The cowboy couldn’t believe his eyes. He took […]




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, […]




Chuckle of the Issue: Sunday Service

December 8, 2013

Harry walked over to the minister after services. The minister asked, “Where have you been the past few weeks?” “You know Father, I am really stuck in a quandary,” Harry said. “I would like to attend church […]




A Little Bit of History: Lion’s Club Park

November 8, 2013

Lion’s Club Park Open in Franklin County Franklin County constructed a park starting in 2010 that is open and available for play. The park opened in 2012. It has plenty of space, and could certainly fit more […]




Shades of Grey: Gift

November 8, 2013

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but […]




Chuckle of the Issue: Monks

November 8, 2013

Three monks decided to practice meditation together. They sat by the side of a shimmering lake and closed their eyes in concentration. Suddenly, the first monk stood up and said, “I forgot my mat.” He steeped miraculously onto […]




A Little Bit of History: Michael John Smith

October 25, 2013

(April 30, 1945 – January 28, 1986) Many of us remember January 28, 1986 well. We watched on TV as the Space Shuttle Challenger destructed after liftoff. Some residents of North Carolina knew that one of […]




Shades of Grey: Birthday Party

October 25, 2013

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but […]




The Strange-ness: School Start Times can Harm Learning

October 25, 2013

Research from 1980 forward has shown that teenagers require adequate time for sleep. Learning and thinking improve for teens who get a good night’s sleep. Yet schools still start early in the day, average teens staying up later, and […]




Shades of Grey: Business

October 11, 2013

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but […]




Chuckle of the Issue: Batty

October 11, 2013

A vampire bat came flapping in from the night covered in fresh blood and parked himself on the roof of the cave to get some sleep. Pretty soon all the other bats smelled the blood and began hassling […]




Shades of Grey: Too Grey?

September 27, 2013

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but […]




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