Give the Gift of Being Present

The holiday season has always been my favorite time of year, but more so now than ever as I experience the magic through the eyes of my seven- and four-year-old […]

Catchy Tips For Fishing Lake Norman

BY MIKE MCGINNIS Before venturing out to fish on Lake Norman to catch the “big one”, you might want to take note of the tips offered up by one of […]

The Storied Past of Eggnog

BY DEBBIE LINVILLE Clark:  Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead? Eddie:  […]

Smart Shopping During the Holidays

The holiday season brings us good food, family time, decorations, parties, and Santa Claus.  It also brings a great deal of stress for some people.  One of the leading stressors […]

The Reluctant Traveler

by Jim Wilson Somewhere along the line, my Christmas spirit seems to have hopped off the Santa Express without me realizing it. I still put up the tree and its […]

One Man’s Perspective: Schooner

BY CHARLIE SCHULER The 93-foot schooner, AMERICAN EAGLE, was built in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1930 as a fishing vessel. The schooner is a unique vessel with two or more masts, […]

Gingerbread Houses…a Spicy Past!

BY DEBBIE LINVILLE No confectionary treat symbolizes the holiday season quite like the spicy, candy-laden, edible gingerbread house. The modern-day U.S. Christmas tradition of gathering friends and family members to […]