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‘Class’ical spelling issues abound

This past academic year was one of the most challenging and unforgettable years many of us have ever had to negotiate. And it was not ... Read more

3 hours ago by Julia Palmer.

Psalm 23 from a shepherd’s viewpoint

Years ago, I took chaplain training at a nearby hospital. One of my first patients was a middle-aged woman who had been in the hospital ... Read more

5 days ago by Larry Davies.

Three things you need to ‘stay in’ this season

During our COVID “quarantine” my wife and I studied Keys to Freedom by Nancy Alcorn. I want to share with you some habits that help ... Read more

5 days ago by John Moxley.

Mt. Zion Baptist to have homecoming and revival services

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a drive-in service at 11 ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Beets, carrots can fill empty spots in the summer garden

As you’re enjoying your garden’s delicious bounty, you may notice a few empty spots in the garden from the earliest crops you harvested. The turn ... Read more

5 days ago by Katharine Wilson.

How to survive hot, dry summers in the garden

July was brutally hot and dry. We had day after day of temperatures over 90 degrees with high humidity and no rain. Even though I ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Farmers Market has something for everyone

A visit to the Farmville Farmers Market last Saturday, July 25, could make someone feel like they travelled back in time to last summer, before ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Church service info and happy birthdays

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a drive-in service at 11 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

The pioneer heritage of the Latter-day Saints

On July 24, 1847, a wagon company of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Brent Roberts.

Christians are not perfect

I was looking for something that would help me come to grips with what has been going on in the year 2020. I came across ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Farmville through a newcomer’s eyes

What do you do when you move to a new place? If you’re anything like my husband and me, you begin by… looking around. Scanning ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

It’s time for tomatoes

July may be brutally hot, but the bounty of tomatoes this time of year helps compensate for the heat. I eat a tomato sandwich almost ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Find Christ, but don’t lose yourself

Think about some of the codes or edicts you live by. Think about the standards you conform to and ask yourself “do they define who ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Barry Vassar.

Can’t we hypocrites get along?

There was an article in The Washington Post about residents fighting at a retirement community in Orlando, Florida. It all started in 2016 when one resident ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Happy birthday to McKinley Randolph

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a drive-in service at 11 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Curing and storage guidelines for long-lasting crops

It takes a lot of time and effort to grow potatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic and onions in your garden, and to make the most of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Our flag is still the same flag

This July 4 has been unusual in so many ways. COVID-19 is causing unbelievable hardship medically and economically. We must take a deep hard look ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Put it all in the Lord’s hands

“And they said unto him, we have here but five loaves, and two fishes. 18. He said, Bring them hither to me.” Matt. 14: 17,18, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

Landfill awareness meeting is Sunday

The Cumberland County Landfill Awareness group will have a Community Town Hall Meeting July 12, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland County Community Center located ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Gardens continually evolve

Gardens never really stay the same. Years ago, my grandmother, and many of her contemporaries in rural Virginia, planted forsythia, japonica, roses, lilacs, peonies, daffodils ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Dried herbs add flavor to meals year round

As I try my best to patiently wait for my garden’s tomatoes to blush and pepper varieties to turn from green to red and yellow, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a drive-in service at 11 ... Read more

1 month ago by Annie May Miles.

To keep receiving, we need to give

In Luke Chapter 7, verses 11-17 Jesus tells his disciples and us about prayer and forgiveness. There are some familiar things in this passage, aren’t ... Read more

1 month ago by Dale Brown.

God is our bridge over troubled water

In the spring of 1969, Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King were gone – brutally killed. Racial tensions were erupting across the U.S. The war ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Preserving food with fermentation

My love of sauerkraut inspired me to try fermentation for the first time. Encouraged by a fellow farmer with lots of fermentation experience. I followed ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Dehydrating food is simple with the right tools

My husband and I like dehydrated food for different reasons. He’s an avid hiker, and sees dried food as a way to pack lightweight meals ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Fathers deserve honor too

Father’s Day recognizes someone who is often overlooked. The first observance of Father’s Day is believed to have been held in 1910 through the efforts ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

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