When the ear twitches …

Ray Criscoe
Ray Criscoe

I’ve known the subject of this week’s “Everybody’s Got a Story” interview since she was an intern at The Courier-Tribune while I was editor there. I liked her energy and talent and kept her in the paper as a guest columnist. Finally, we had room for her as a reporter, and we brought her on. Continue reading When the ear twitches …

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Asheboro’s Andrea Cavallier is in a place so many are searching for: Exactly where she wants to be

Andrea Cavallier sits on a roof and gazes at the New York City skyline. Photo provided by Andrea Cavallier
TOGETHER AT LAST
It took awhile to get there, but Cavallier has finally found peace in her journey. Photo provided by Andrea Cavallier

Andrea Cavallier has always been drawn to big cities, specifically New York City. Its pull has been great, and in the last decade, she has repeatedly tried to make that connection happen. Finally, a hesitant move to High Point ended up being her stepping stone to the Big Apple. Today, she’s living the dream, and has just accepted a new job from a competitor TV station.

This Q&A chronicles her journey and sheds some insight into both Andrea and the city she loves. Continue reading Asheboro’s Andrea Cavallier is in a place so many are searching for: Exactly where she wants to be

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Perry Boswell: Mixed Media Artist explains how it all comes together

ALWAYS SEEKING ENERGY

 Did the chicken cross the road to get to Perry Boswell’s house? It’s one of the many things he’s picked up over the years, using the energy he finds in those materials to drive his art obsession. Photo: Deborah Marcus

HUB: You taught the arts in Davidson County and other schools for many years. You’ve retired from full-time scholastic teaching, and have gone in some very new and exciting directions. Tell us a little bit about that journey.

PERRY BOSWELL: “Since retiring, I have had to redefine who I am both as an artist and as a person. Part of my journey is asking myself who am I now that I am not the teacher of school-aged children. I am working more with older people. They have some similar anxieties about making art as do younger people, and what I hope to convey to them is that process of learning and creating is sometimes more important than the work produced. Continue reading Perry Boswell: Mixed Media Artist explains how it all comes together

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Volunteers are priceless

Contributor photo of Geri L. Welker
Geri L. Welker

Volunteers are not paid — not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary describes a volunteer as one who renders a service or takes part in a transaction while having no legal concern or interest. Continue reading Volunteers are priceless

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We never forget our first jobs

Bette Burgess
Bette Burgess

What was your first job? Was it babysitting, a paper delivery route after school as you pedaled your bicycle through the neighborhood? Was it a job at McDonalds, Hardees or Burger King? I will venture that you learned a lot, whatever the job. Continue reading We never forget our first jobs

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Murals of Tucumcari: A Route 66 must-see

THE DISAPPEARING BUILDING

The mural on this building is so life-like and blends in so well with the terrain on which it sits that it is difficult to tell where the ground ends and the building begins. Photo: Tyre Thompson

Contributor photo of Tyre Thompson. Photo: Tyre Thompson
Tyre Thompson

When artists Sharon and Doug Quarles moved to Tucumcari, NM, they decided to go out and paint the town red — and many other colors. Literally.

The muralists, whose work appears in towns all over the country, have decorated numerous buildings around this quirky Historic Route 66 town, turning it into an architectural graphic novel on the history of American West and the Mother Road. Continue reading Murals of Tucumcari: A Route 66 must-see

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Dear, I’ve seen that 7-Eleven before

Larry Penkava
Larry Penkava

“Are we there yet?”

“No dear, your daddy thinks he’s in the Daytona 500. He just made his 10th lap around the block because he refuses to stop at the corner service station to ask directions.”

Sound familiar? Men have what they think is an inborn compass by which they use dead reckoning in finding their way in unfamiliar surroundings. Continue reading Dear, I’ve seen that 7-Eleven before

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Aunt sees nephew’s injury in a dream … as it happens

I received an interesting email from a Tim Scott who lives in Asheboro. He started off the email by asking me if I knew what ESP or Extrasensory Perception was. Webster’s dictionary describes ESP as noun that means “the ability to know things (such as what another person is thinking or what will happen in the future) that cannot be known by normal use of the senses.” Continue reading Aunt sees nephew’s injury in a dream … as it happens

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Hypothyroidism, its causes and problems

Caroline Prochnau
Caroline Prochnau

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the middle of the lower neck. The thyroid produce two hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which regulate how the body uses and stores energy (also known as the body’s metabolism). Thyroid function is controlled by a gland in the brain, known as the pituitary. The pituitary produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which stimulates the thyroid to produce T3 and T4. Continue reading Hypothyroidism, its causes and problems

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