December 13, 2017

Q I get the Holiday Challenge daily tips, but I am still struggling to maintain and not gain. Do you have any other ideas? — A.D., Winterville

A First, a thank-you to so many of you who have approached me this holiday season while shopping or at an event to tell me how much you enjoy this…

Great Harvest Bread Company rises to the occasion

December 13, 2017

Great Harvest Bread Company is an eclectic bakery cafe that serves up fresh baked breads, baked goods, sandwiches, soups and salads in an inviting and downhome atmosphere.

Owners and stewards of faith and bread Gregg and Kim Green opened the cafe at 2803 Evans St. in April 2015. Before baking bread,…

Vendor of the week: M&M Creations Whimsical Yard Art

December 13, 2017

The Leroy James Farmers Market Vendor of the week is M&M Creations Whimsical Yard Art.

Crafting was the draw for Martin and Marie Griggs when they met on Christian Mingle in 2014. Their desire to help others and the love for whimsical art drew them to make bottle trees, wind chimes and other…

At home with the kids and miserable

December 13, 2017

Q Since my kids were born, my job basically covered the cost of day care. The kids came home overtired and overstimulated.

As they became preschool age, I restructured my work to freelance so I could drop off and pick up from school, take them to extracurricular activities, and be home more with…