Battle against overdoses needs a community response

At one point, Wilkes County had the third highest number of deaths from opioid overdoses of any county in the nation. And as the epidemic spread, it c...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Democrats gathering for their convention

For Democrats, the upcoming convention in Philadelphia offers a chance to do what Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far has struggled to do.Build ex...

July 26th, 2016 |  


A step back in time

A step back in time

Growing up, one of my favorite summer treats was a trip to Shatley Springs. In today’s world of farm-to-table restaurants with fancy upscale ver...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Sometimes I just need a good dope slap

Sometimes I just need a good dope slap

The weather was cloudy with flat lighting, great for photography. There were three of us, two photographers and a guide; we were sitting on a small sa...

July 14th, 2016 |  


The BBQ ribs take a trip

The BBQ ribs take a trip

As I may have mentioned before, my husband and I love to cook on the grill. More accurately I should say Morgan enjoys cooking on the grill and I enjo...

July 14th, 2016 |  


101 ways to prepare zucchini

101 ways to prepare zucchini

The headline of this week’s Kitsey’s Kitchen might be a bit misleading. I’m not giving you 101 recipes using zucchini. I’m hop...

June 30th, 2016 |  


Reporting from Atlantic Beach

Reporting from Atlantic Beach

I have returned from vacation feeling much refreshed after a week at the coast. I’m proud to say I accomplished all of the very important tasks ...

June 16th, 2016 |  


Vacation to-do list

Vacation to-do list

I’ve recently been hearing the phrase, “create a life you don’t need a vacation from.” I can see the value in the statement, a...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Hey grandkids, I got a secret for you

Hey grandkids, I got a secret for you

I remember being 7 and looking up to my 10-year-old neighbor and thinking, “Boy, I can’t wait to be 10 and have all the privileges of a 10...

June 9th, 2016 |  


The internet can’t replace a cookbook

The internet can’t replace a cookbook

I talked a bit about my love of cookbooks in last week’s column and I thought I would expound on that topic this week. In this technology-driven...

May 26th, 2016 |