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2-for-1: Sun protection and lightweight makeup options that can stand up to the heat and humidity of ENC

June 01, 2016

As we all know, the transition between spring and summer in Eastern North Carolina can be an abrupt one. We really don’t get much time to transition between rainy spring days and sweltering summer nights. I find myself changing my beauty products during this time. That includes my skincare. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you have cellophane on your face from heavy moisturizers and sunscreens. Here are a few tips to getting great sun protection and lightweight makeup all in…

Are you too busy for prediabetes?

June 01, 2016

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Marie sits on the exam table in her doctor’s office. Her doctor enters and reports that she has prediabetes. Marie is annoyed and responds that she doesn’t have time to eat right and exercise! She is a busy mom, after all. Her doctor corrects himself and says, of course, busy moms are…

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Beach trips made easy – sunshine and sand included

June 01, 2016

For the first 18 years of my life, my family and I spent every summer weekend at the beach. We packed the white VW Minivan, popped in a Peter, Paul and Mary cassette tape and sang for several hours as we made our way to our beach house at Emerald Isle. The house was always clean, the refrigerator always stocked with yummy food, towels were in abundant supply, and kites and boogie boards magically appeared. My brother and I spent our lazy days picking seashells, swimming in the ocean, sleeping…

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Example of sacrifice still inspires columnist

January 18, 2016


It is amazing how well I remember the details. While it has been quite a number of years since it occurred, the truths of the situation are engraved in my mind, as are the motives and “heart” of the individual about whom I will share.

Not only do I remember the details, I continue to be humbled by what occurred and question why I was the recipient of such a selfless expression of love. Please read on.