Where Is the Mirror?

by Debra Vernon By the time you read this, Christmas 2021 will have come and gone.  More than likely, the latest and greatest toy you bought for your child(ren) has already been cast aside, as they create imaginary forts and dungeons out of the cardboard boxes their gifts came in.   I bet you spent a […]

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Grace Saunders Kimrey: “Poet Laureate of Liberty Street”

Grace Evelyn Saunders Kimrey (1910-2001) was the “Poet Laureate of Liberty Street.” I called her “Miss Grace” in deference, and to flatter her, I once asked if she thought her books would become a “best seller” — to which she replied “it would be nice, but poetry rarely sells!” Another reflection on Miss Grace’s wit […]


Ramseur Area Civitan Awareness

If you have a desire to volunteer for community service, meet new people for fellowship and friendship, check out Ramseur Area Civitans.  Its members help where the needs arise, from collecting food for Ramseur Food Pantry, to volunteering at local community events, supporting area schools’ special needs classes, school reading incentive program, Boys and Girl […]


Father’s Day

Twenty two years ago, my life changed dramatically. An early morning phone call from the hospital charge nurse on an otherwise lovely April morning brought the words, “your father passed away a few moments ago”. I remember telling her, “he’s not my father, he’s my daddy”. There is a difference between the two. A father […]


The Price of Freedom is High

This Memorial Day, we remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so we, as Americans can enjoy that freedom. Today, many aspects of our Freedom are being chipped away at every day. Let us never forget the sacrifices of the brave men and women of past wars and conflicts who have given us the […]