Ready for (small) business

Daniel Farmer is director of the Small Business Center at Randolph Community College. (RAY CRISCOE photo)
Daniel Farmer is director of the Small Business Center at Randolph Community College. (RAY CRISCOE photo)

Thinking about starting a small business? Don’t know where, how, when to start? Or have you already done so, and now wonder what to do next to get more out of your business?

Those are just a couple of scenarios in which Daniel Farmer and the Randolph Community College Small Business Center can assist you.
Farmer is finishing his second year at RCC, but he’s already made a difference. Both he and the center have won awards for their work with small businesses in the community.

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Thought Bubbles

Contributor photo of Geri L. Welker
Geri L. Welker

Have you ever thought about the hundreds of people you pass in any given day and wonder what their story is? We are in such a hustle and bustle throughout our existence that we frequently don’t even notice the person in traffic beside of us, or the person behind the register as we try to hurry through the line to get to our next destination.   Continue reading Thought Bubbles

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We find things that make us very happy

Bette Burgess
Bette Burgess

Happiness for some people is picking strawberries and making jars of strawberry preserves to keep and to give as gifts.

Happiness for others is manning the riding lawnmower and roaring across the back forty like Mad Max in Fury Road.

For me. it was hearing about pottery starting soon at Randolph Community College. The following Monday morning, I jumped out of bed, sprinted down the hall, let my dog, Ava Gardner, out for her morning constitutional, and dialed Randolph Community College’s continuing education office. Continue reading We find things that make us very happy

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North Platte Canteen: Soldiers left with a meal and a kiss

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

I come from a line of railroad men. Admittedly, it is not a long line — a great-uncle or two on my father’s side — but that is my genetic cred when someone asks me, “How did YOU get into trucking?”

Like they do for many, railroads appeal to my inner nomad, with their endless, mysterious tracks and beastly engines.

Their history is America’s history. They are our first economic skeleton and the physical narrative or many of our treasured myths (John Henry, the Hobo, The Little Engine That Could).

This brings us to North Platte, Nebraska, one of America’s pre-eminent railroad towns and site of my favorite World War II story.

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The story on rabies, and what to do if you get it

Caroline Prochnau
Caroline Prochnau

Rabies is a very serious disease caused by a virus. Rabies is mainly a disease of animals but humans can get rabies if bitten or scratched by an infected animal. The virus infects the brain, causing an animal to exhibit unusual, often aggressive, behavior. Continue reading The story on rabies, and what to do if you get it

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The effect of a classical education shows in Batman-Odysseus comparison

Tanner Edwards-Hockaday
Uwharrie Charter Academy

The other week, my teacher asked our Electronic Journalism class to think about the extremely broad topic of “education.” While there are many ideas that flood my mind when contemplating education, not all of them are related to a “traditional” school environment.  Continue reading The effect of a classical education shows in Batman-Odysseus comparison

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