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Mother’s Day…& Burger Nuggets

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN The fact that National Burger Month and Mother’s Day share the same month is purely acoincidence. If it were up to...

March Into Spring

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN March. We finally made it. It’s a month that is all about forward progress. After all, it’s in the name. We are...

There’s Something Therapeutic About a Fire Pit

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN I used to dread winter. More specifically, I used to dread the time between the middle of January through the end...

Find Your Bliss This Christmas

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN We all have a Christmas story in us. For one kid, it all started with a triple dog dare. And the...

And then one day, you’re wearing a vest…

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It was a fall day, but an unseasonably warm fall day at that. The low wasn’t that low, and the high temperature...

Summer Only Lasts A Season

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It happened one day a few weeks ago. I woke up one Sunday morning to the news that my beloved Dairy...

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Gaston County football schedules

It's only July, but that means August and football season is just around the corner. Maybe it will...

Gaston County employees in the $$$

Gaston County employees that make $50, $75, $100 an hour Some Gaston County employees earn pretty nifty salaries. We...

Hearty, Healthy Minestrone Soup

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON We are not vegetarian, but we are trying to do a meatless Monday. Here is a recipe for a hearty minestrone soup...

Smiles And Hope Are Still In The World…

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN My daughter, Amelia, was born on Election Night last year. At 9:31 p.m., to be exact.All six pounds and two ounces...

Be bold decorating for the holidays!

By Brie Hays It goes without saying that 2020 has been a challenge for everyone! The holiday...