The autumn season is here and bringing with it cooler temperatures, shorter days and pumpkin spice everything! The start of fall coincides with Falls Prevention Awareness Week, a promotion dedicated to reminding community members to be aware of the risks for falls and how they can be prevented.
It’s officially the end of summer. A change of seasons is always a good time to switch gears and do a little cleaning — consider it a spring clean, but in the fall — and nothing too taxing, mind you; we’re all under a little stress these days. A simple project will feel like an accomplishmen…
The Appalachian Mountains are the old shirt of the continent.
I hope the statute of limitations has run on any of my violations of the Hatch Act and campaign contribution limits during the unconventional warfare exercises in the North Carolina Sandhills in 1964.
EUGENE, Ore., Sept. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As Covid-19 lockdowns expanded this year, Singing Dog Vanilla saw grocery sales of its Pure Vanilla Extracts rise along with the public’s enthusiasm for home baking. But they were surprised that demand also increased for their Alcohol Free…
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When summer fades and the season tilts to autumn, my senses heighten. The lower light casts a gauzy glow, stretching the shadows lazy and long. The air turns cool and sharp, tinged with wood-burning smoke and the essence of dew on fallen leaves. Wind gusts grow blustery, and fog bears beads …
A shout out to Pitt County Schools Nutrition Services who are making pick up or delivery of healthy food possible for online learners. Children need healthy food to succeed academically and physically. And don’t forget to wear your face covering, wait 6 feet apart and wash hands frequently.
Poised to play, Kathy Sprau gazes through her 87 pound pedal harp and views the world through 47 linear slices, segmented by strings that come to life beneath her fingertips. And perhaps she has as many adjectives as strings to describe how playing the harp makes her feel.
It reminds me of something from a monster movie: a cross between a potato and a scratchy, wiggly sea creature. But of course, it’s part of a plant … and it could be in your backyard!
A shout out to all those working in health and wellness in Pitt County. Your efforts were recognized as Pitt County was named an All American County by the National Civic League. Watch Leigh Guth, Pitt County extension director, Scott Elliott, county manager, and team make the pitch to the a…
WILLIAMSTON — No one may ever be sure how many cars cross the Roanoke River bridge each day. For some, it is simply a link between Martin and Bertie counties.
This is the latest installment in a series on local musicians.
Late summer reaps a kaleidoscope of peppers. It’s impossible not to scoop up armfuls of chile peppers with myriad shapes and a rainbow of colors. Some are sweet, some are fiery, and all are rich sources of vitamins A and C, folic acid, potassium and fiber, with the added benefit of beta-caro…
If you like mnemonics, here is a COVID tip: MASTERSTRESS. M-Maintain healthy eating. A-avoid isolation. S-Stay informed but not obsessed (watch the news only once a day). T-talk with others. E-engage any and all help you need (e.g. ask people to shop for you). R-relax and play. S-step outsid…
Question: “Why is a river so rich?”
“The Hippie and the Redneck,” a 1971 record by comedy duo Bob Hudson and Rob Landry, features a southern sheriff who refers to a certain illegal plant as “hay.” The hippie character, pulled over for speeding, corrects the sheriff with, “‘Grass,’ man! ‘GRASS’!”
You’ve probably heard of sheet pan dinners. The term may be trendy, but the concept is not. It simply means arranging all of your dinner components on a rimmed baking sheet, coating them with oil and seasoning, then roasting in the oven. And, voila, you have a complete dinner on a tray.
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