Ordinary Miracles

The golden light illuminating the trees along the old wagon road on our property, lured me outdoors this morning.  The chipmunks and squirrels were...

Persimmon trees

Our persimmon trees are loaded down with fruit this year.  Last year the possums got to the fruit before I could harvest it.  I...

Treasure Hunt

I love a good treasure hunt! That is, I enjoy finding home furnishings for a bargain and re-purposing them. One of my favorite places...

Old Time Radio shows

Are you a fan of Old Time Radio shows such as Fibber McGee and Molly, My Friend Irma, Our Miss Brooks or Suspense? I started...

Apple Butter

Last week I finally hired an expert wool spinner to help me figure out how to use my inherited spinning wheel. I was determined to...

Ignorance Is Bliss

Growing up in the late 70s and early 80s was a magical time of adventure for my brother and me. I don't remember spending any...

Cioppino

We returned from a 10- day trip out west to cooler temperatures here in the Carolina Piedmont. When we left, it was full on...

Home-made ice cream

“Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes...

Italian Bread and Tomato Salad

As a southern lady, I could wax poetic all day about the merits of growing your own tomatoes. Going out to your garden, salt...

It IS a Wonderful Life!

Last Saturday, I witnessed a scene in real life that reminded me of the great old movie –It’s A Wonderful Life. The only differences were,...

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What is a like worth?

Likes are a big deal on social media. On Facebook, public pages can be liked, and those people become the majority of your followers. Then there...

2019-2020 High School Girls’ Basketball Preview – Independence Patriots

Head Coach - Lauren Lewis 1. How does the team look for the upcoming 2019-2020 season? So far, so good. We have a good core of...

2019-2020 High School Men’s Basketball Preview – Independence Patriots

Head Coach: Preston Davis (2017-2018 4A State Championship Season)  Returning Players:  5'8 PG Tachai Miller - 1.3ppg, 1rpg, 1apg, 1spg 6'2 G Camren Little - 1ppg, 1rpg 6'7 F...

2019-2020 High School Men’s Basketball Preview – Queen’s Grant Stallions

Head Coach - Walter Wright 1. How does the team look for the upcoming 2019-20 season? Queens Grant Varsity Basketball Team is looking forward to a...

Patriots defeat Ragsdale in First Round of Soccer Playoffs 2-1

The Independence Patriots played a home playoff game and defeated the Ragsdale Tigers from Jamestown, North Carolina in the first round of the 2019...

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2019-2020 High School Girls’ Basketball Preview – Independence Patriots

Head Coach - Lauren Lewis 1. How does the team look for the upcoming 2019-2020 season? So far, so good. We have a good core of...

2019-2020 High School Men’s Basketball Preview – Independence Patriots

Head Coach: Preston Davis (2017-2018 4A State Championship Season)  Returning Players:  5'8 PG Tachai Miller - 1.3ppg, 1rpg, 1apg, 1spg 6'2 G Camren Little - 1ppg, 1rpg 6'7 F...

2019-2020 High School Men’s Basketball Preview – Queen’s Grant Stallions

Head Coach - Walter Wright 1. How does the team look for the upcoming 2019-20 season? Queens Grant Varsity Basketball Team is looking forward to a...

Patriots defeat Ragsdale in First Round of Soccer Playoffs 2-1

The Independence Patriots played a home playoff game and defeated the Ragsdale Tigers from Jamestown, North Carolina in the first round of the 2019...

Havilah, The Heart Of Dance

Havilah Dance Company is proud of its roots.  Founded in 2010 by Brooke Hardiman, her sister Brittany Vachon, and mom Gail Dawkins, the company...