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Happy Memorial weekend. Make it safe. Wear your mask, wash your hands frequently, keep your distance, consider taking a fast COVID test before you join a group of people and change your plans if you test positive — even if you have no symptoms. Get vaccinated and boosted, please.

Happy Memorial weekend. Make it safe. Wear your mask, wash your hands frequently, keep your distance, consider taking a fast COVID test before you join a group of people and change your plans if you test positive — even if you have no symptoms. Get vaccinated and boosted, please.

Three men walk into a bar: a locksmith, a retired prison administrator and a city employee. It’s no joke. If Michael Wiggs, Joe Solano and Ron Harris walk into a bar, it’s pretty certain they’ll soon be playing instruments and the punchline will be “Freebird!”

Her face was radiant. Her smile was winsome. A senior in high school, she looked far more mature than her age would betray. She was talking to a young lady who was a few years younger. They had been sisters for a little over three years.

Naomi Judd thought she understood the ties that bind country music stars and their audience — then one aggressive fan went and joined the Pentecostal church the Judd family called home.

“There are few better ways to spend a cloudy, dull Sunday afternoon than sitting in the cinema tucking in to a nice comforting slice of Downton Abbey. ‘Life is like a twisting, turning novel,’ one of the characters says wistfully, and that’s one of Downton’s charms; nice pithy little pearls …

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Naomi Judd thought she understood the ties that bind country music stars and their audience — then one aggressive fan went and joined the Pentecostal church the Judd family called home.

“There are few better ways to spend a cloudy, dull Sunday afternoon than sitting in the cinema tucking in to a nice comforting slice of Downton Abbey. ‘Life is like a twisting, turning novel,’ one of the characters says wistfully, and that’s one of Downton’s charms; nice pithy little pearls …

Tabbouleh is a bulgur salad; in fact, it’s also a very green salad. It consists of an abundance of fresh garden herbs, jumbled together with bulgur, citrus and olive oil, which paint this salad an unmistakable green. You might also call tabbouleh a very greedy salad, since there seems to be …

Lenoir Community College Student Government Association President Kaley Smith of Farmville has been named the Gov. Robert Scott Leadership Award recipient, one of the Great 58 in the North Carolina Community College System.

Q I feel like nothing is going right in my life. I am busy with work, which is good, but it just feels like a treadmill. I get up, and it seems like the week whizzes by. I don’t do anything much for fun. My husband and I live in the same house but barely talk to each other. My life is boring…