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Do you know someone who seems like they have the Midas touch? That is, everything they do seems like it just falls into place with successful results? Maybe you thought that person is just lucky or super smart or had some special privilege. But chances are that person just planned ahead.

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TRINITY — When Tom Spainhour and his young bride, Janice Pierce, exchanged vows at the altar of Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting on Aug. 22, 1970, they never imagined they’d be doing it again more than half a century later.

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Every year I get lots of questions from readers about when and how to prune trees, shrubs and perennials. Just follow these “P’s”: Proper pruning provides plant protection and plenty of flowers, fruit, or growth. Correct pruning is one of the most important parts of landscape maintenance. Ma…

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You may recall that 2020 was named “The Worst Year Ever” by Time magazine, and it certainly was. So when I tell you that 2021 was better than 2020, understand that’s not a very high bar to get over.

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Beginner cooks, as well as “seasoned” cooks, are learning more each year what herbal flavors enhance food so they can use less salt for more healthy dishes. Herbal seasoning can bring new flavors to many foods and at the same time get rid of unhealthy levels of salt, which can aggravate bloo…

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HIGH POINT — For at least a quarter-century, the old cross has stood like a sentinel on Eastchester Drive, watching over the countless motorists who traverse that well-traveled road day after day.

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Without doubt, the holiday period around Christmas in America is by most standards one of our most decorated and colorful periods of the year. Bright sparkling lights, flowers and greenery of all types, and other brightly painted ornaments and decorations in striking colors of red, white, gr…

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HIGH POINT — Ebenezer Scrooge may have missed his annual visit to the High Point Theatre last year — courtesy of the lingering COVID-19 pandemic — but the holiday season’s favorite humbugger returns this year, and his enthusiasm has been nothing short of infectious.

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The first two weeks after Thanksgiving are the peak weeks for Americans to buy a Christmas tree, so the lots will be crowded and buying competition will be heavy. Even though fake trees increase in sales each year, real and fresh-cut Christmas trees still outsell them almost three to one.

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THOMASVILLE — The grainy, black-and-white images on the screen may have been a bit fuzzy, but they brought back some distinctly poignant memories.

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HIGH POINT — You can’t fully appreciate the versatility of music until you’ve heard Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” played on a ukulele.

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Cooler weather in the autumn and early winter always makes me think of warm biscuits with melted butter, covered in sweet honey. Growing up locally, I remember autumn as “honey time” because it was a good time for many local beekeepers to harvest their honey after all the blooming flowers an…

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So you think you know North Carolina sports trivia?

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Last week I was a little under the weather and I also picked up an upper respiratory virus, which I had not experienced in three years. These viruses know when you are vulnerable and come after you. In addition, cooler weather has kicked in. During cooler weather most of us become less physi…

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HIGH POINT -- For nearly 250 years, the members of Springfield Friends Meeting have been leaving their fingerprints all over the greater High Point community. Now, the church has published a book to commemorate those individuals and their many contributions.

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I have grown roses for over 40 years and have tried them all, from hybrid teas, floribundas, miniatures and climbers, and I love them all. Currently, I am growing Knockout roses for their almost continuous long-blooming period through the warm months. Our house is seldom missing a vase of cu…

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HIGH POINT — In a society weighed down by an ongoing pandemic and relentless political divisiveness, laughter may well be the Holy Grail we’re all looking for these days.

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Happy birthday: Westwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Archdale celebrated Beulah Pascal’s 102nd birthday on Monday.

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The last couple weeks I have been picking up pawpaws and fixing fig jam from backyard fruits which I have been growing for years. The harvest has been good and even tastier. Two sweet native fruits that grow in North Carolina that are very nutritious and have provided a food source for human…