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It's A Wrap

It’s wrap up time again in the news room — out with the old and in with the new!

Before turning the calendar page to January, I always make it a habit to flip through my files and review the events of the year just past. The stories I’ve collected from the Social/Lifestyles pages never fail to inspire me — and 2014 was no exception.

Thursday, January 8, 2015


The Goat Of Christmas Presents
Once upon a time in a land very much like Elam there lived a man who hated Christmas. This man, in fact, hated everybody and everything with two exceptions — his money and his goats.
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Miss Moore And The Pilgrims

The holiday season, almost upon us now, has a way of intersecting past and present — often in unexpected ways.

Tidying up drawers and cabinets over the weekend in preparation for the festivities ahead, I came upon a memento of Thanksgiving past. Tucked away under holiday placemats and napkins I discovered a handful of construction paper tail feathers that once adorned granddaughter Amy’s pinecone turkey. Her second-grade art project was the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving table that year over two decades ago.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Eerie Tales Creep Into Local History

Residents of Farmville who venture out after dark on Halloween should be aware — and beware! You may not be alone when you walk the streets at night.

Dr. James Jordan, professor of anthropology at Longwood University, would be the first to tell you that things that go bump in the night, especially in a town with the history of Farmville, often defy logical explanation.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


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