One day I spoke with my brother, Darren, about when God speaks to us in different seasons about the same thing. In one season, there may be ministered to us one concept, and in another, a similar, but different, concept concerning the same subject. I asked does that mean we are to move on fr…

It’s that time of year again when people flock to the mountains to see brilliant bursts of red, orange and yellow in the trees.

My husband, Ron, and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary.

I saw him when he entered my atmosphere, just as subtle as a transition, notably so. I’d not experienced this on the other side before. Now that my heart is regenerated, this response from the old man caught me somewhat aback.

We are back at it, but lots of players are still missing. We have been playing face2face bridge since early June.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11 — not the date on the calendar, but the historic event.

There are seasons in our lives where people, places, things/environments complement our growth in life. They are necessary as we are enlightened and inspired by God to implement change not only in our thinking, but spiritually we are blessed to cultivate new behaviors. We are enabled to see …

Whether you have a health condition or are just trying to get healthier overall, smoothies can help.

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As fall is just around the corner, September is a great time to start prepping your garden for cooler weather. Use these gardening tips below to enjoy being in the garden this fall:

Often we see in western movies and various televisions shows wild horses that need to be broken. To break a horse requires patience, time and a will to see it through until the job is done. Often the horse is saddled with the intentions of someone getting on it to ride it. Because the horse …

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Have you been finding some colorful caterpillars eating the leaves on your azaleas lately? If so, you could be looking at the azalea caterpillars. Often referred to as Labor Day worms, these caterpillars usually show up on azaleas around late August and early September.

If I could but have tunnel vision I’ve seen in the valley. If I could but focus enough without the storm and waging winds and toll they tally. This incomparable place I’ve seen where egos and might, slights of eyes didn’t matter because I couldn’t see you or them for the stormy weather.

At their August meeting, members of Nahunta Extension and Community Association Club voted to give money for books and school supplies that they donated to two new teachers, Hannah Vernon and Skylar Griffin, at Northwest Elementary School.

Now is the time for planning a fall vegetable garden. We are fortunate with our climate in Wayne County that we can not only have a spring and summer garden, but also can continue gardening and harvesting vegetables well into the fall.

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The word of God says, “And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the …

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As we enter into August, now is the time to start preparing for managing pecan weevils as they will soon be emerging from the ground and into your pecan trees. If you have already had pecans dropping prematurely out of your trees, it could very well be a sign that pecan weevils are now emerg…

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We’re BACK! After a 15-month hiatus, the Goldsboro Bridge is up and running again.

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Students at the Under the Sea camp at the Arts Council of Wayne County learned all about sea creatures — through art.

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Shortly after graduating from high school, Adrianna Zepeda put her education on hold for several years.

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I understand that God molds us through different seasons in our lives. The experiences give us the moral credibility to say a thing and reveal to us what is known as revelation knowledge. The word of God says, “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, …

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I understand that God looks out for those who can’t take care of themselves. He is a sovereign God. You don’t have to run around talking about your disability, the thing or things that you cannot do to get others to notice you. Some need to hear that we need to trust God and believe that he …

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Gardeners have hopefully been enjoying those first fresh tomato out of the garden. Unfortunately, there are some common problems that occur on tomatoes as we have fluctuations in rainfall and temperatures during the summer season.

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Youths at a 4-H cooking camp recently whipped up some tasty dishes — a no-crust blueberry pie, a kale salad and chicken patties.

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Kate Ragan’s favorite part of the movie “The Sound of Music” has always been the party scene at the von Trapp home.

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Many of us know there’s nothing better than a fresh tomato sandwich on a hot, summer day. Tomatoes are now in season in our area, and are often a staple with many of our summer cookouts and meals.

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The Scriptures say, “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart: that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be s…

Wayne County youths learned all about space during a recent 4-H Blast Into Space Camp at the Maxwell Center.

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The Bible says, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again.” Proverbs 24:16a. “Why is that?” When we are established and rooted in Christ, therein lay a resolve in one’s soul to not give up and a spiritual maturation that evolved and evolves through the ministry of the Lord.

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Wayne County youths learned all about space during a recent 4-H Blast Into Space Camp at the Maxwell Center.

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Cucumbers are now in season here. The peak season for cucumbers is June to October.

Youths at Wayne Community College’s recent game academy camp got hands-on experience designing video games.

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Days have a way of resembling one another, reimbursing remembrances of times past. They bring the essence of good times and bad, good emotions and bad. They are triggers from the past, and some do not regard them as they can cause one to be stagnant and complacent. They are the essence of ti…

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Sweet, juicy peaches in North Carolina are a symbol of summertime. North Carolina’s peach industry is unique in that it sells 90% of its crop on the fresh market, direct to the consumer just days from being picked ripe off the tree

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In the wilderness, we are tested and tried, and we learn to give the new creature in Christ response. We are molded in the wilderness that separates us from normalcy. During these times, we are ministered to by God in a myriad of ways that strengthens our faith. We know that it is by his spi…

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Lawn• Recycle your clippings as you mow instead of bagging and discarding them. Returning these clippings to the law saves time, energy and money. Grass clippings contain 4% nitrogen, 1% phosphorous, 3% potassium and smaller amounts of other essential nutrients

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“Praise ye the Lord, O my soul. While I live I will praise the LORD: I will sing unto my God while I have any being. Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy …

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One of the highlights of summer is enjoying fresh corn on the cob. Sweet corn is a popular vegetable for many summer cookout meals. You will soon be able to find sweet corn available locally in Wayne County.

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Hitting a big exercise ball to the rhythm of a fast-paced song may seem simple to some, but it can be quite a workout.

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Let us be mindful of the Scriptures that say, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Phil…

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There are many insects and birds we depend on as pollinators in our environment. Honey bees are one well-known pollinator insects. Honey bees often get a bad name by people associating stings with them, along with the misconception that they are thought to be aggressive.