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April Yard of the Month

Take a walk back in time

By Sherry Archie

Walking through the gardens of Terry and Genie Graham is like a stroll back in time. Their home and property located at 8603 Van Wyck Road date back to over 135 years ago.


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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Firespotting equipment has evolved over the years

One of my favorite childhood memories is of hiking a mountain trail in southwest Virginia with my father.


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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Plant saucer magnolias facing north

For the third year in a row the saucer magnolia in our backyard lost hundreds of ready-to-open blooms to sudden below-freezing night temperatures.

According to Steve Bender writing in “Southern Living,” this is a situation that regularly occurs about two springs in three. Still, it is very disheartening to see the lovely waxy buds that are pinkish-purple outside and white inside turn an unlovely brown. The poor tree will keep trying to replace the frozen blooms for months.


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Krystyn Winch, USC School of Journalism

Spending time in nature boosts brain health

Quantifiable data shows that reducing stress and brain fatigue is as simple as taking a walk in the park.


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Military News

Coleman finishes basic training


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The Bailes' hard yardwork pays off

From thorns to flowers: March Yard of the Month

By Sherry Archie

Back in April 2007 when Mike and Mashalle Bailesfirst purchased their home at 930 Sherwood Circle, they realized the house and yard needed a little attention. With the windows of the house almost covered in overgrown hollies, English ivy and the thorny spikes of ileagnes throughout the yard, the Bailes had to make a few choices.


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Four Great Falls Middle School girls raise money for concert tickets

Girls on a mission

By Nancy Parsons

GREAT FALLS – They want to go to a One Direction concert.


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Erin Shaw, USC School of Journalism

Holding on to Hope: Apparent HIV cure encouraging for highly infected South Carolina

News of a Mississippi newborn supposedly cured of an HIV infection has HIV advocates and researchers in South Carolina hopeful as well as skeptical.


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Tree Talk with Joanna Angle

Chocoholic? Just thank a cacao tree

Following Valentine’s Day and the shelves piled high with those heart-shaped boxes of candy, I have been thinking about the pleasure cacao trees have given the world.

The fruit of the cacao tree are large football-shaped pods, each containing up to100 seeds. Cacao seeds are the basis of all chocolate. The seeds, or beans, are very bitter, but the pulp that surrounds them is sweet and when it is allowed to ferment, the bitterness of the beans is reduced and they develop a heady chocolaty aroma.


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February Yard of the Month

Free therapy, no doctor required

By Sherry Archie

Back in 1999 when Michael Burgess first began working at Hartley Funeral Home, little did he know one day he would end up owning and operating the business.


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