The holiday season is around the corner. This year has had unique challenges. Without a doubt, things are going to be different this year due to the pandemic and government officials encouraging citizens not to gather in large crowds.

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What inspires you? What is your motivation to get up each day? Are you passionate about your work? You might be a world changer, a “righter” of wrongs, a doer of good deeds. Do you arise eager to greet your family? You may be a creative soul, exploring your interest in a variety of art forms…

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“It’s a miracle!” said the doctor. “You’ve just awakened from a coma after a terrible accident in October 2016, but you’re doing well, all things considered!”

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A few weeks ago I did something that I have wanted to do for a long time. I took my first pottery class. I have always loved pottery. I remember my first trip to Seagrove, NC, where I purchased my very first piece of pottery. I loved visiting different pottery studios and galleries around ev…

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As we gear up for the holiday season of 2020, we have gotten accustomed to some very distinct changes to our typical holiday celebrations and traditions.

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Earlier this week, as I was climbing into my vehicle to head into work about 7:30 or so, I saw a couple of the neighborhood kids at the bus stop, located at the corner of my yard.

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As I write this column, I am flooded with emotion. After being associated with Roanoke River Partners for more than 15 years — I will complete my official tenure at the end of November.

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Veterans Day parades? Veterans Day school essays? Veterans Day ceremonies on the courthouse lawn? Star-spangled Veterans Day memes on social media? Platitude-enhanced newspaper editorials?