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HIGH POINT — Jody Bitzenhofer still laughs about the first backpacking trip she led a couple of years ago.

Summer has arrived! High Pointers are once again celebrating our city. The High Point Rockers are rocking. People are picnicking in our parks, fishing in our lakes, and soon they will be “Dancin’ and Shaggin’ at the Station”!

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DAVIE COUNTY — Honestly, the small wooden structure at the old Anderson homeplace in Davie County doesn’t exactly look like a museum.

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SAVANNAH, Georgia — Dan and Bridgette Riedel’s seemingly unquenchable appetite for ghost tours has led them to where it inevitably had to lead them — Savannah, reputed to be one of the most haunted cities in America, if not the most haunted.

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“I would like to thank the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for your unwavering commitment to supporting the students and teachers of United States history. Your presence and influence is critical in these unprecedented times. I applaud your willingness to extend it to the determin…

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Oh, it is wonderful to be with people, to see smiles on faces as our world opens up again. Events are beginning to happen once again, albeit in a slightly different mode. That was indeed true of the 19th annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon of the High Point Regional Foundation. The planning of the l…

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HIGH POINT — Alfredo Paredes, who worked as Ralph Lauren’s chief creative officer for more than 30 years, is anticipating the debut of his first furniture collection at this weekend’s spring High Point Market.

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The sun was shining brightly on this extraordinary graduation day. Optimism abounded. I gazed over a white sea of chairs, 10,000 chairs! One of these chairs was mine. Which one, I wondered. Then I spotted Connor Harris, High Point University’s community concierge, who showed me to my seat.

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HIGH POINT — After more than half a century of working with the U.S. Postal Service, Steve Gantt will tell you there’s not much that can stay him from the swift completion of his appointed rounds.

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I am so happy that our lives are beginning to intertwine again as normalcy begins to return. One of my first in-person events was the recognition of the 2020 Good Citizens Scholarship recipients by the Alexander Martin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Thank you to my frie…

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HIGH POINT — As an exercise and wellness coach, Kyle McRee has valuable experience that most people in the profession do not have and cannot get — he’s been battling cystic fibrosis most of his life.

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We drove up to the house nestled on the circular cul-de-sac in the Carson Stout Homes, a public housing community of the High Point Housing Authority. A woman with a baby in her arms came out of the neat, small home, wondering why were there, who we were and why we were taking photographs. T…

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HIGH POINT — This is the story John Railey has always wanted to tell.

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I made it! I finally got to take a tour of the Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center and the Jana and Ken Kahn Hotel at High Point University. My previously scheduled tour in November had been rained out, so I had been waiting for this opportunity for a long time.

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HIGH POINT — Nearly 250 years after her exploits during the Revolutionary War, Hannah Millikan Blair is still being recognized for her contributions to the Patriot cause.

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I am off and running! I feel like that anyway. I have gotten my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and look forward to my second dose and gradually regaining the normalcy of being close to those we love.

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HIGH POINT — The annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon, a popular fundraising event that had to be canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will return this year but with a slightly different format.

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HIGH POINT — Kimberly Worthy still remembers just how awful she felt when she was going through the early rounds of chemotherapy.

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I am sitting at my computer on a beautiful Monday morning as the words of Gregory are going through my mind, “pivot and promenade one, two, three, four” or “martini glass.” Gregory is Gregory Mishura and was my fabulous Fred Astaire dancing coach and partner for the 11th annual Dancing with …