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Alexa Massey

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Let us know your unique talent

As the world wakes up from its pandemic slumber, I find myself questioning why I didn’t learn a new talent or get a new hobby ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Opinion – Comparing grocery store to-go options

One year ago, I took it upon myself to write a review of our local Walmart’s online ordering and pickup to help others decide if ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Opinion – Thank you to Carter

It is the dream of many people to be able to look back on a long, successful career and find that they have largely left ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Opinion – Anyone can dance and sing

In college, I spent a great deal of my free time dancing. I was the president of a Latin dance team. I went every week ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Opinion – Make sure to close mental tabs

I’m sure you know a coworker or family member who always seems to have 20 tabs open at the same time. We’ve got a lot ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Opinion — Mr. Pibb brings some fizz to my life

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and coincides with “kitten season” in the U.S., the time in which many litters of kittens are born ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

OPINION — What happened when the COVID reporter caught the virus?

Over the course of the last year, I more or less fell into the position of The Herald’s COVID-19 correspondent. I remember distinctly sitting at ... Read more

3 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Making your own luck

Wednesday, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day. This time of year always makes me think of a strange hobby of mine and the lesson it ... Read more

4 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Don’t sit by the phone waiting for a vaccine appointment

If you are an older adult in the Piedmont Health District, you may be a little confused about how the registration process for getting a ... Read more

5 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Why are you not good enough for the good stuff?

A few years ago, my grandparents moved to Farmville. While packing up their belongings at their old house, my grandma gifted me her beautiful and ... Read more

5 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Why do people always hate life-saving inventions?

It is a longstanding American tradition to object to inventions that by and large save lives. In the early 1980s Michigan Rep. David Hollister introduced ... Read more

6 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Letting go may be healthier than holding on

Sometimes when I hop in bed to get some sleep, I go to pull the covers up only to find I’ve tucked them in so ... Read more

8 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — My biggest Thanksgiving fails

One Thanksgiving Day when I was a tiny kid, I was sitting in the kitchen watching my mom and my nana put the final touches ... Read more

8 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Stop catastrophizing

Are you a catastrophizer? I am, sometimes. Catastrophizing, while a pretty word, is an act in which a person believes the worst possible outcome imaginable ... Read more

9 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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

10 months 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

10 months 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

11 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

11 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

12 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago by Alexa Massey.

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