Many observe February as Black History Month. The collections at Roanoke Rapids Public Library have a number of resources to assist with a school assignment or for those who would like to make a historical exploration.

“What’s love got to do, got to do with it? What’s love but a second-hand emotion? What’s love got to do, got to do with it? Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?”

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There is something absolutely primal about our connection to nature. Unfortunately, almost everything about modern daily living disconnects us from the natural world.

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2020 — what a crazy year! I know that we are all eager to say goodbye to this year on New Year’s Eve. I bet more of us will stay awake to see 2020 vanish into the horizon at midnight, as we toast safely at home with great hope for health and happiness in 2021.

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As the 2020 year comes to a close, we move closer and deeper into the Advent season, and amidst all the calamity surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, I introspect, taking a personal inventory of what I have to be jolly about.