Lifestyle Features

  • Updated

Someone comes up behind Renee Duvall, putting her in a choke hold. Without thinking, Duvall turns, puts one of her legs behind the person and takes him down to the ground.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Georgia Now

Originally published Sept. 23, 2013

Georgia Then

The Chinese have the “year of the rat,” the “year of the dog,” the “year of the dragon.”

Language Matters

What a week! Cooking on a gas camp stove loses its charm after a few days, and we were lucky to have power restored so soon. We are grateful to have had food, water, and LED lanterns that allowed reading when the rain drove us inside. Our road is now closed because of high water on the bridg…

From My Perch

Folks, as you review my recent columns I trust that you will understand these young “pilot-boys” who crashed and died in preparation for war were just as much the hero as though they had been shot down on the battlefield.

Lifestyle Calendar Items

• Mexican Independence Day Festival, sponsored by the Arts Council of Wayne County, will be held at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18. There will be crafts, music and Mexican dancers. The family-friendly event is free.

• Cabaret 22 will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Arts Council of Wayne County, sponsored by Wayne UNC Health Care. There will be musical theater ballads and recitations from the play “Lump” in honor of breast cancer survivors and in memory of those who have lost their battle with the d…

Song of the South: Assimilation and Secession in Today’s Country and Bluegrass Music event, presented by the Carolina Public Humanities and the Foundation of Wayne Community College, will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in Walnut 101 at Wayne Community College. It will look at present-day bluegra…

• Second annual Peep show will take place at the Arts Council of Wayne County through Sept. 17. It will feature artwork by local artists and art enthusiasts made from marshmallow Peeps. There is a chance to vote for your favorite Peep creation and help raise money for local non-profits. Free.

Leipers Fork Bluegrass group will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall at the University of Mount Olive.

Letters to the Editor

Sports Activities

Sept. 21 — Final registration for Upward flag football and cheerleading (K4-8th grades) is from 5-7 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church. The basic fee is $75. For more information, contact Mike Acree at 919-920-3694.

Charles B. Aycock alumni wishing to participate in a contact football game vs. another alumni team in November, call Randy Wallace at 919-222-9809.

Church News