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Roger Thomas Review: ‘Christopher Robin’: For whom was this film made?

I have been a fan of Winnie-the-Pooh since my early childhood. When I was 6 I had a Pooh lamp in my bedroom that gave ... Read more

Joy Hathcock: New to Aquadale, but not new to education

Name: Joy Hathcock Years in Education: 17 Years at Aquadale: First Year Contact info: or 704-961-5600 Current Enrollment: 320 * * * Aquadale Elementary Students and ... Read more

Martha Dennis: Community Inn event happens Friday

Saint Martin’s Lutheran Church Pastor Guy spoke to our congregation during both the children’s message and the worship message. Upcoming Events: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday: ... Read more

Doug Creamer Column: Our words have power

I know I must have written about this topic at some point, but it seems to be stirring in my spirit again. I have been ... Read more

Mike Walden Column: Is there a new debate over Capitalism vs. Socialism?

I took my first college economics course in 1969. One of the topics in the course was about alternative ways a country can organize its ... Read more

Kelly Dombrowski Column: Oakboro STEM set for its second year

Name: Kelly Dombrowski Number of years as principal: This is her second year at Oakboro Choice STEM. Contact: 704-961-4700 Estimated Enrollment: 360 Years in Education: 24 Bio: ... Read more

Crystal Cockman Column: Morrow Mountain State Park’s hidden longleaf pine

Native to the Southeastern United States, the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) once covered an area larger than 92 million acres. Largely as a result of ... Read more

Thanks for the support

I want to thank Troy Connell and Just Dance Fitness for sponsoring the 4th annual Larry Crump Zumbathon fundraiser to fight pancreatic cancer. Thank you ... Read more

DUSTIN ADCOCK: It’s time to plant fall and winter vegetable gardens

Well, the “dog days” of summer are here. But, many gardeners aren’t ready to throw in the towel just yet. Maybe you missed your spring ... Read more

ROGER THOMAS REVIEW: ‘Mission Impossible – Fallout’: It is possible this series will never end?

I have written before about watching the television series of “Mission: Impossible” when I was young. I did not understand much of the show, but ... Read more

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