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Mask up for Halloween

Halloween will be different for all of us this year. Though many people are likely planning a nice night in, eating candy and watching scary ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — A letter to my pre-pandemic self

Imagine you’re writing a letter to the 2019 version of yourself. It’s something I think about often. What would you say to that person? What ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Free yourself from things

I recently stumbled upon an illustration online that likely originally came from The New Yorker. In the drawing, an elderly man was standing in front ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Tips on how to cook

As someone who spends much of her free time in the kitchen mastering the art of home cookery, I am often approached by friends and ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — I ordered groceries online, here’s how it went

Before the pandemic, grocery shopping was one of my favorite stress relievers. I could spend hours going down every aisle, planning out dinner or just ... Read more

3 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Masks follow same rules as underwear

As we have witnessed, wearing facial coverings during this time of pandemic has done wonders for our communities. Area residents have, for the most part, ... Read more

4 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Housing options are few for young professionals

My boyfriend and I have been looking for a new place to rent. I know, our timing is impeccable. Hunting for housing during the pandemic ... Read more

5 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Falling down the rabbit hole

If I’m not working, sleeping, cooking or dancing, chances are I’m watching videos on YouTube. The video-sharing platform is home to millions of unique content ... Read more

6 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Just like bluebells, we will bloom again

Mertensia virginica, commonly known as Virginia bluebells, are always a welcome sight for my family. We wait all year for them to arrive. Finally, early ... Read more

7 months ago by Alexa Massey.

What you should be watching

I know the current climate of the world feels very frightening. Ongoing concerns about the coronavirus have cancelled many events and gatherings in our area, ... Read more

7 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Making it real

Nearly a month ago I drove out to Cumberland to cover the unveiling of Tarika Brown’s newly-built home. It seemed the entire county was present ... Read more

8 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Tales from the tableside

Before I became a reporter, I spent most of my waking hours working as a server at local restaurants. I often woke up early to ... Read more

8 months ago by Alexa Massey.

How MLMs prey upon women

Ladies, tell me if this scenario is familiar to you. You’re minding your business and browsing on your phone when a message pops up from ... Read more

8 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Perfect attendance awards are not so perfect

It’s understandable that schools would desire to award students with perfect attendance when applicable. Many schools struggle with student attendance, and a reward for never ... Read more

9 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Helping Australia

It can be easy to separate yourself from crises when they aren’t necessarily affecting you. It is difficult to watch others suffer, but when the ... Read more

9 months ago by Alexa Massey.

A resolution solution

I know that people are sick of hearing about new year’s resolutions. Every year people decide that they want to lose weight, exercise more, eat ... Read more

10 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Letters to Santa

Every family has their own holiday traditions. For some, tradition involves baking Christmas cookies or crafting new ornaments for the tree. Others enjoy gathering around ... Read more

10 months ago by Alexa Massey.

‘Ain’t ain’t a word’

If you were ever in your life a young person growing up in the South then you undoubtedly have used the word “ain’t” in a ... Read more

11 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Toy donations

I was blessed as a child in many ways, and while I’d like to think that I wasn’t completely spoiled rotten, I did have quite ... Read more

11 months ago by Alexa Massey.

The Thanksgiving nap

As Thanksgiving Day quickly approaches, I find myself preparing for one of my semiannual naps. I’ve always told people that I rarely nap, as when ... Read more

11 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Live like every day is Veterans Day

When a holiday comes and goes, we often see remnants of the celebration left behind. For Halloween, trick-or-treaters that practice candy rationing enjoy their sugary ... Read more

12 months ago by Staff Report.

A guide to candy trading

When I was a kid, Halloween was definitely my favorite holiday. To me, there was nothing more exciting and satisfying than coming home after a ... Read more

12 months ago by Alexa Massey.

On smoke detectors

I’ll admit that there have been moments in my life in which I wanted to throw the smoke detector out the window. Most of those ... Read more

1 year ago by Alexa Massey.

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