Author: Barbara Harrell

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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Is Jesus the Center of the Universe? by Dean Honeycutt is What is important.

Snow Hill Baptist Church No Regrets Family Is Jesus the center of the Universe? (A Christmas truth) By Pastor Dean Honeycutt Mitchell County Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. And for most of us Christ will be at the center of our holiday. However, for far too many people the true meaning of Christmas is lost in tradition and the deception of commercialism. The first Christmas, the angel of the Lord brought a simple message to the shepherds keeping watch over their flock by night, “for unto you is born this day in the city of David...

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Life Lessons by Doug Harrell takes a look back for Christmas traditions.

Life Lessons By Doug Harrell   As we approach Christmas I find myself thinking back to passed Christmases  and the things we did.  I remember mother baking and working to fix food and goodies to take to folks in the community.  We would always go out in the woods and find a pine or cedar tree to decorate with popcorn strands that we would string on a long piece of thread to make a kind of roping.  The popcorn, the little strands of tinsel and a few lights later on, when we could afford them.  Mother would take some...

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Weather Forecast

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2:55 PM EST on January 22, 2018
6:00 AM EST on January 23, 2018
Tomorrow is forecast to be Much Cooler than today.
Monday 01/22 100%
High 62° / Low 41°
Showers and thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Tuesday 01/23 10%
High 45° / Low 26°
Sunny skies. High around 45F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 01/24 10%
High 40° / Low 23°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 40F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

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