Beulah Paschal celebrated her 103rd birthday Sept. 20 at Westwood Health and Rehabilitation in Archdale. Approximately 50 people attended the celebration, including family — some traveling from as far away as Wisconsin — friends, residents, staff, former staff, Randolph County Commissioner D…

DEAR READERS: As a veterinarian and advocate of One Health, I cite scientific references in many of my writings because I am often told I am “going overboard” and “exaggerating” the seriousness of the issues that I address. Indeed, there are many people, including politicians and others with…

This was the first time that High Point has been chosen to kick-off the celebration for Making Strides of the Triad. And what a great place for a kickoff, The Catalyst Club at the Rockers’ Truist Point stadium! It was that dynamo, Jamie Heupel, breast cancer survivor and thriver and recipien…

A mother recently asked my advice concerning a discipline problem she was having with one of her children. I asked her to define the word discipline.

Most of my readers know that I have a fascination with storms. I love winter snowstorms, but hate ice storms. I love to see pictures of tornadoes. I have never seen one, but would like to see one if I knew I would be safe. It is amazing what storms can do. I love reading about all kinds of storms.

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HIGH POINT — During her heyday in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Hedy Lamarr — a glamorous siren of the silver screen — was often described as “the most beautiful woman in the world.”

Q: I have homeschooled my seventh-grade daughter on and off through elementary school. This school year, I began homeschooling her, but she’s now telling me she wants to go to “real” school again because she wants to be with other kids her age. She’s very social and has lots of friends, most…

I have onions that walk across my garden. They are slow walkers. It takes them a year to go two feet. They really don’t do the ‘Egyptian Walk’ from long ago Hollywood movies, but they do move. They are a hybrid cross between the Welsh onion and the common table onions you may eat in many dis…

DEAR READERS: I am sure many readers who love cats and wildlife will appreciate the article “The Outdoor Cat: Neighborhood Mascot or Menace?” by New York Times reporter Maria Cramer. She makes it very clear that one of the best solutions is an outdoor cat enclosure, or a “catio,” to help pro…

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HIGH POINT — Never mind that it’s all 4-year-old Alexander Davis can do to drag a tote bag full of canned goods to his mom’s car, much less carry it.

Q: Ever since toddlerhood, we have had significant behavior problems with our 6-year-old son — defiance and general disrespect, mostly. We have tried various disciplinary approaches with little to no positive results. The latest problem involves the fact that I homeschool him. Although he wa…

DEAR DR. FOX: I really enjoyed what you wrote about the love of dogs in a recent column. Have you read author Stephen Budiansky’s book “The Truth About Dogs”? He says dogs are clever, manipulative opportunists. What is your response? — B.K., Washington, D.C.

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HIGH POINT — A new 9/11 memorial in High Point began with a simple piece of steel, but it ends up with a piece of your heart.

Autumn is approaching as Labor Day marked the end of summer. It was also time for “Last Chance for White Pants” fundraiser hosted by the String & Splinter Club to benefit the Community Clinic of High Point. This has always been a special event held in the courtyard of the String & Sp…

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The leaves are beginning to fall, school has started, football has kicked-off and baseball is winding down with the High Point Rockers vying for a wild card spot in the playoffs. Fall is my favorite time of year because it is the special time between summer and winter. Before long there will…

In a 6-3 decision, the Killingly, Connecticut, school board recently said “no” to establishing a mental health center at its high school. I imagine most folks, upon hearing that, would be dismayed, maybe outraged. I say, “Right on!” to the Killingly school board.

DEAR DR. FOX: I’ve been feeding Orijen grain-free large puppy food to my golden retriever. She will be 1 year old this month, and I will soon need to switch her to an adult food. I’ve been seeing a lot of conversations regarding grain-free pet food; is there an advantage to this?

I am ready for a flavorful fall feast from my veggie garden. But I didn’t get a feast from this year’s summer garden because it was alternately ravaged by heat, no rain, too much rain and a HUGE groundhog who liked everything I grew, except my cucumbers, but he did eat the leaves so producti…

It is so hard to believe that summer has come and gone, although it didn’t seem like that during some of those hot days in July. As I sit in my air conditioning, the title of a 1990s horror film comes to mind, “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” Did you know that most of that film was shot in…

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ARCHDALE — Every Saturday morning, with few exceptions, you’ll find them at Creekside Park — a couple dozen runners and walkers of all ages, participating in a timed 5k.