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During this season of giving, keep your gifts rich and real with homemade and locally sourced products, foraged decorations and repurposed items. A gift need not be pricey or fancy, and when it is homemade, it conveys a personal, meaningful touch. Look to your community and Mother Nature for…

During this season of giving, keep your gifts rich and real with homemade and locally sourced products, foraged decorations and repurposed items. A gift need not be pricey or fancy, and when it is homemade, it conveys a personal, meaningful touch. Look to your community and Mother Nature for…

Over 150 years and more, the people and families of Farmville have helped the community survive and thrive, according to a historian helping the town mark its sesquicentennial.

Q My father had another child many years after I was born. I overheard him telling my aunt that my younger sibling is so much “easier.” I don’t know if this means that he found me hard to raise, or if it’s just easier this time because he has already learned the ropes. Should I take offense …

Pecan pie is a Southern staple and a perfect dessert for holiday meals. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, a certified pecan expert has shared her go-to pie recipe.

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Pecan pie is a Southern staple and a perfect dessert for holiday meals. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, a certified pecan expert has shared her go-to pie recipe.

Need some help preparing healthy, affordable foods at home to help combat COVID 19? N.C. State University’s extension service has great videos. So, wash your hands and start cooking. See https://homegrown.extension.ncsu.edu/category/in-the-kitchen.

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I realize I am getting ahead of myself by talking turkey leftovers right now, but only by a week or so. I trust that you have your Thanksgiving turkey centerpiece under control. This recipe is about that turkey and addresses the leftovers you will face.

A fine powder of dust settled onto my shiny black shoes. I walked across the soybean field toward a crowd of 15 people or so. Some wore their Sunday attire. Some had on their work clothes because they had taken some time off from their jobs to attend. I belonged to both groups in a way. I wa…

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First, I want to start off with a note of thanks to one of our Extension Master Gardener volunteers, Joanne Kollar. She has written a number of fantastic articles over the last year including the previously published one concerning “Wind Resistant Trees” as well as the article you are about …

While historians argue about what C.S. Lewis did or didn’t say, it can be stated with absolute certainty that the Oxford don never patted down his rumpled, professorial tweed jacket before exclaiming, “Where’s my phone?”

Coping with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic is important. A few ways to cope with stress are to eat healthy well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, make time to unwind and connect with others. Please continue to wear your mask, wash your hands, and when possible be vaccinated.

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