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Remember when?

I don't have the right pull

By Bill Evans

Well, the crisis on the verge of bringing America to its knees has been averted for now.

No, I’m not talkin’ about the fiscal cliff. I am referring to $8 a gallon milk.

I heard a recent TV news report that milk is gonna be more expensive than bottled water, so given the television source, it must be so.

First taxes, now milk.


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Carolina Christian Academy helps HOPE in Lancaster

By Michele Roberts

The 16th Annual Christmas canned goods drive for HOPE in Lancaster at Carolina Christian Academy started the last week of November and ended Dec. 19, with the school’s efforts netting 3,545 cans delivered to HOPE that morning.


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John Silien, Sun City Model Railroad Club

Holiday trains on display at Sun City

Model trains and the holiday season have been closely linked since 1900 when Joshua Lionel Cowan built a small motorized gondola car to lure window shoppers into a New York City store.  Passersby flocked in, but were more interested in the miniature train that traveled around a circle of track than the merchant’s wares.


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Guest column, Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis

How to survive workplace bullying

Are your days off spent exhausted and lifeless?

Are you receiving nasty e-mails and snide remarks from your boss or colleagues?

If you answer “yes” to any of the above, you may be the victim of workplace bullying and harassment.

Apparently, you are not alone. More than 53 million Americans have reported workplace bullying, and the situation is getting worse in this economic downturn.

The problem is what to do about it? This became my quest to find out in my bid to help a friend and others navigate through the maze.


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Tree Talk with Joanna Angle

Make burls into something interesting

On a Thanksgiving visit to Giles County, Va., we met Allen Neely, a true mountain man who shared his passion for tree burls.

A burl is an abnormality in which bud cells have grown in a chaotic manner, dividing in many directions to create a spherical shape.

Burls are commonly found in the form of rounded outgrowths or bumps on a tree trunk or branch.

Other burls grow attached to roots beneath the ground, and may not be discovered until the tree dies or falls.

Almost all burl wood is covered by bark even if it is underground.


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Colonial Dames get chartered

By Jane Massey

The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century’s newest chapter, the Land of the Waxhaws, was chartered Oct. 20 at the historic Van Wyck Presbyterian Church. 


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Train Hard, Eat Healthy by Kennett Washington

Stability and motion equally important, Part 2 of 2

ACL; do those three letters ring a bell?  

If we look back at the historical and scientific study of the human body, it isn’t normal for 10- to 13-year-olds to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) strain or tear.

However, the reality is this type of injury is becoming more common for today’s young athletes.

Research shows that a few possible causes could be compensation of over-tightened and imbalanced muscles and various other altered functional movement patterns.


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New marker honors Clyburn family legacy

Remembering Benjamin

By Michele Roberts

An unveiling ceremony for a historical maker designating the Old Clyburn Plantation was held Nov. 10 , just in time for Veteran’s Day.


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Tree Talk with Joanna Angle

What causes the leaves to change?

Although the phenomenon of leaves changing color is still not completely understood, we know that it is primarily influenced by three things.

The least variable of these factors is the increasing length of night.

As nights grow longer and cooler, biochemical processes are triggered in leaves.
The second contributor is the pigmentation present. Chlorophyll is the dominant pigment that makes leaves green.

It absorbs sunlight to produce sugars for food.


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From release

Blue Star Memorial Highway makes its mark

From release
At the intersection of Highway 9 Bypass and Highway No. 9, a Blue Star Memorial marker stands proud, once again, to pay tribute to the present and fallen members of our military.


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