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You are never alone

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said “I will never leave you nor…

Important educational relics fading away

The history of a major staple in African-American education in North Carolina is quietly, but quickly, disappearing. Eight hundred and thirteen Rosenwald School buildings were…

Ahead of their time?

In the early years of the 20th century, Stewarts Creek Township was home to a few hundred families who mostly made their living through farming.…

Surry County: 250 years

On Thursday Surry County officially turns 250 years old being the anniversary of the legislative act and royal decree that created the county from the…

The story’s not over

A week from now is Good Friday, the dark day on which Jesus died a brutal, horrific death on the cross at Golgotha, the place…

Lift high the cross

There is a long-held practice of giving up something for Lent. I had a friend tell me recently he was giving up Lent for Lent!…

Two old-time skills on display

Fire: A combustion of substances that combine chemically with oxygen and give off light, heat, and smoke. Humans learned to control this destructive and creative…

Play has always been important

“Play is the highest form of research.” Albert Einstein Playing is integral to the success of childhood. By play, children investigate themselves and their surroundings.…

A new year and new opprotunities

Greetings to each and everyone of you today. I really appreciate speaking with you. It seems each passing year goes quickly. But of course we…