Today's Features

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.

  • Officers

    President: Peggy Campbell,

    Vice president: Gretchen Piazza,

    Secretary: Pat Grosline,

    Treasurer: Anne Peacock

    Historian: April Murphy

    Internet and newsletter: Karen Dixon


    Karen Dixon at (336) 337-4973 or email whyknotstitchchapter@needlepoint.org


    needlepoint.org; a Why Knot Stitch? Facebook page is in the works

  • Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church celebrated a Super Senior Birthday Party on Sept. 30. Celebrating their birthdays were Elfleta Carlyle, Olive King and Roberta Simmons.

  • Oct. 10 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.

    Obesity is our pets’ No. 1 health threat. Today’s dogs and cats are living longer than ever before. Unfortunately, they’re also more likely to have obesity than ever and costly weight-related diseases. When it comes to preventing disease and helping your pet live a long, healthy, pain-free life, there may be nothing more important than maintaining a healthy weight.

  • Fall is a great time of year for us to be cooking outside. The weather isn’t so hot and humid that we don’t mind standing by a hot grill. Enjoy it! Earlier this year Kelly Nordby, MPH, RDN, LDN with NC State University posted some vegetable grilling ideas on the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less blog. These were so good I wanted to share them.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    I had a very humbling experience recently.

    I was unaware while driving and ended up practically running a stop sign — yikes!

    To be honest, it wasn’t even a “rolling stop.” I was rushing to get somewhere, and I wasn’t paying enough attention to what was really important.

    Fortunately, I was stopped by a police officer, and I credit the experience — and that officer — for a major wakeup call.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    What’s the difference, botanically, between a “reed” and a “cane?” I’m not sure I know: both of these are very old words that tend to refer to hollow-stemmed, grass-like plants. Here is a plant that seems to fit, and is, as well, a true member of the grass family.

  • “Please Understand Me,” a book written by Michael Kelsey, sits quietly among our library of tomes to be read and kept for continued perusing. Snuggled next to it is Dr. Charles Keating’s “Who We Are Is How We Pray.” Both are well worn, filled with annotated tabs and notes madly scribbled in the margins. Hubby Dear has marked them with his presence that they might mark him with theirs. I, for my part, have listened to the contents as H.D. offers them in multiple conversations over the years.

  • Hurricane Florence delayed but hasn’t washed out Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue’s 10th-anniversary Haunted Trail this year.

    The annual popular spooky trek for 2018 is scheduled to launch at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 12, at the station at 758 Longwood Road (N.C. 904) in rural Grissettown.

  • It was only a matter of time before Nicholas Sparks set his sights on scenic Sunset Beach.

    That’s where his newest romance unfolds in “Every Breath,” the latest novel by the renowned author, whose love stories and movies are typically situated somewhere along the Carolinas coast.