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Reformers Unanimous is a Program for Changing Habits by Justin Norris

Reformers Unanimous Program for Changing Habits By Justin Norris McDowell County Many blessings to my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus!  My name is Justin Norris, director of the Reformers Unanimous of McDowell County.  Reformers Unanimous, or as we like to call it, RU, is a Biblically based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those with addictive behaviors with the power of the victorious life found only in Jesus Christ.  My wife, Kayla, and I started out with what we truly felt was a calling to be missionaries to the inner city of Philadelphia.  After several...

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Pause…and Consider By Ken and Jan Merop looks at Christmas Surprises!

Pause…and Consider Count on God for Christmas Surprises Ken and Jan Merop Avery County   What was your best Christmas surprise? Did a loved one show up at your front door and surprise you?  Did you open a gift that you never expected to receive?  Did you get to take a trip you had always dreamed about? Christmas is about surprises, isn’t it? Rarely do we go around telling our loved ones what we are going to give them unless it is necessary for them to know so we don’t duplicate or misunderstand.  But those are usually exceptions to...

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Bats By Christy Lowman sees bats in a positive way.

Christy’s Corner Bats By Christy Lowman Burke County By now, you have probably figured out that I love animals. I enjoy researching and learning fascinating facts about the creatures God has created! But today, I’m going to talk about a mammal I don’t like. Bats. I don’t like bats. Why you ask? Because they like to fly too close to my head! I cannot tell you the number of times that a bat touched my cheek or swooped within inches of my head! That’s why I do not like bats, but that is not fair to them. God made...

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Health Care in Tanzania By Doug Sudduth tells Paula and Denny Lofstrom’s Story.

The Rotary of Spruce Pine Health Care in Tanzania By Doug Sudduth Mitchell County The Rotary Club of Spruce Pine welcomed Paula and Denny Lofstrom to their regular meeting on November 16. Introduced by their longtime friend and Rotarian, Dr. Arch Woodard, the couple spoke of their work beginning in 2002, when they went to Tanzania to bring health care to underserved people. As a physician and a nurse, Denny and Paula have worked not only in the United States, but in Guatemala and Antarctica before answering the call to go to Tanzania. With the late Mary Ellen Kitundu,...

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An Author’s View By Marlene Houk looks at Sarah in a whole new light.

Marlene’s Meditations An Author’s View  By Marlene Houk Burke County Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Displaying power and directing change, an author creates worlds out of nothing. A little foreshadowing here, a mountain of tension there, protagonists and an antagonist thrown in, but, everywhere, the mystery of the story suggests… God is the Master and Creator of Storytelling. His stories are infinitely grand, as...

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Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory

Issued:
6:45 PM EST on December 12, 2017
Expires:
7:00 AM EST on December 13, 2017

Wind Advisory

Issued:
6:45 PM EST on December 12, 2017
Expires:
7:00 AM EST on December 13, 2017
Mostly Cloudy
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Tomorrow is forecast to be Much Cooler than today.
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Tuesday 12/12 20%
High 49° / Low 13°
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Partly cloudy and windy. Lows overnight in the low teens.
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Wednesday 12/13 0%
High 40° / Low 27°
Clear
Mainly sunny. High around 40F. W winds at 15 to 25 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
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Thursday 12/14 10%
High 37° / Low 21°
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 37F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.

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