Sorrow, Joy, and Losing a Beloved Doggy

We buried our dog Melody Pond (Mels) last Thursday. She wandered a great distance from our house at camp to the highway, where she was struck by a vehicle. I have never been a fur-baby person. I resisted adopting a dog from the beginning, not wanting a pet or its many inconveniences. As a puppy, Mels was cute but annoying. As she aged, she proved to be book-smart but street-dumb.

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Introducing Hope for Better: Our Series Responding to Richard Fausset's Article in the Times

We moved to Wilkes County two months before the infamous New York Times article began making the rounds on social media. My wife, Lindsey, had landed something of a dream job at Camp Harrison, a YMCA resident camp in Boomer, associated with the YMCA of Charlotte. 

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Honest Marketing: Why Small Businesses Should Sell Less and Write More

Your website functions as an alternate front door to your business. It is an opportunity to make a great first impression and win the trust of someone who might not otherwise walk through your door. It is also the most affordable means toward building your audience. 

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Why Aren't We Racing at North Wilkesboro?

In the shadow of the Blue Ridge, fast cars and illegal moonshine mingled to form one of the world’s most popular sports. NASCAR is one of North Carolina’s greatest exports; however, in its birthplace, North Wilkesboro Speedway stands as a decaying memorial to the busiest time in Wilkes County history.

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