A memory from Carole Rowell I need to keep remembering my mom – it gives me strength, joy and comfort. My mom passed away on Dec. 21, 2010, at the age of 88. She moved to Denver in November 2007, after living in Houston, Texas, for eight years. While living in Houston she lived near my… read more about Mother’s Day Memory: being the ‘Mom in the Middle’
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By N.C. Sen. David Curtis All across North Carolina, families are working hard to make ends meet. But an outdated, archaic tax system that excessively taxes income stands in the way of our state’s economic recovery and penalizes our citizens’ hard work and success. After two years of… read more about Reform plan could be largest tax cut in state history
DENVER – Seventh-graders in Taylor Helms’ classes went out to help with the Lake Norman Big Sweep program last fall. To honor Earth Day this week, the students wrote letters and created flyers to spread awareness of the need to protect the Earth. Here’s a sample of some of the students’ letters… read more about Letters: Students spread the word about keeping Earth clean
A moment from Edward Stelmach, of Denver We always think of a trip to the zoo as a fun family outing. Let me tell you about our trip to the drive-thru zoo in Toronto, Canada. My wife, myself and our two children went to this zoo thinking it would be an exciting and amusing trip for the… read more about Moments: Denver man recalls unforgettable trip to the zoo
This week the Senate passed legislation to end the de-facto moratorium on the death penalty in North Carolina. For nearly a decade, liberal death penalty opponents have orchestrated a series of legal challenges designed to impede the law. Senate Bill 306 ends this legal wrangling and restarts… read more about Ending the de-facto moratorium on the death penalty
A moment from Nancy Pittinaro, of Denver A couple of days after his third birthday, my grandson Hunter and his father went for a ride on an ATV. Hunter was sitting in front of his dad and during their ride they hit a pothole and the ATV lunged forward into the hole. Hunter was flung forward,… read more about Denver resident recalls 'Hunter's miracle'
By Diana Gleasner Barbara was my first best friend. We met in pre-school, where we still had a four-year-old’s rosy view of the world. We were nice little girls as individuals but together we weren’t exactly the best-behaved students. I thought the point of the indoor swing was to get it… read more about Gleasner: How we gave the best-ever show and tell
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked two alleged romantics, “How did you propose to your spouse?”“Before I actually proposed, I made sure I asked my wife’s late father for her hand and had the engagement ring with me. At her parents’ home after they both gave me their blessing, I called Val into… read more about Question of the week: How did you propose to your spouse?
by Diane GleasnerMy father was known to sprinkle his conversation with colorful chunks of wisdom. He never swore, but he did make liberal use of such conversation pepper-uppers as “Great Caesar’s ghost” and “In a pig’s eye.”While some of these zingers added zest to the exchange of ideas, others… read more about It’s better to be lucky than to be smart
A moment from Gaye GoodsonEditor’s note: This edition welcomes the debut of “Moments” by Paulette Ballard. The Lincolnton resident has had a long career in the medical field and is the author of “Unforgettable Moments.” I met the man who was to become my husband at the Rock Springs Camp Meeting… read more about How I met the man of my dreams
If you wrote the President and Congress a 100-word letter, what would you say?“In today’s society, we tell our children to compromise, to share, to be understanding of the viewpoints of others, and bullying is unacceptable. And yet, when they can start reading the newspaper or watching the news,… read more about Question of the week: Letter to the President and Congress
What are your most important resolutions or professional and personal goals for 2013? “The New Year is a great opportunity for a fresh start, and I try to take advantage of that every year. Goals work better than resolutions for me and my three goals for 2013 are:1. Listen more than I speak ...… read more about Question of the week: Dec. 30
by Diana GleasnerOn a beautiful, starry evening in early December, Verdict Ridge Country Club hosted the East Lincoln Goodfellows. It was a sparkling affair; the Goodfellows decked in their Christmas finery, the club in full regalia complete with trimmed tree and folks greeting others with high… read more about Lincoln County’s very own angels
“What does Christmas mean to you and your family?”“Some of my earliest Christmas memories involve helping people. At Christmas time, not only would we help people as my mom did all year long, but we also cooked and baked for family, friends, neighbors as well as the folks in the nursing homes who… read more about Question of the week: “What does Christmas mean to you and your family?”
Editor,Like most of America, I am still reeling from the tragedy in Connecticut.So many of our hearts have been broken wide open and are full of sadness, agony and grief. My hope is that the families and community can feel our thoughts and prayers of comfort and peace.I also hope this tragedy will… read more about Letter to the editor: Connecticut tragedy should move us all to act