Lifestyles

Higgins plans spring workshop

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

Higgins Funeral Home cordially invites the public to the upcoming “Spring Workshop” which will be held on April 23 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Washington Street Church of Christ, located at 209 Washington Street East, Fayetteville. This event will provide attendees with unique information from the following guest speakers before lunch is served: Attorney John Richardson, legal Issues involving estate planning, last will and testament and power

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  • Relay for Life set for May 2

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Relay for Life

    Mark your calendar for the 2014 Relay for Life. The event will be held on Friday, May 2, on the Fayetteville square with the Survivor Banquet beginning at 6 p.m. and the opening ceremonies starting at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Rock and Relay Around the Clock”. Everyone is invited to join the group for good food, fun and great fellowship. The event will honor those who have battled

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  • Luminarias available for Relay event

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    luminaria

    Honor your loved ones at the 2014 Relay for Life by purchasing luminarias in their honor or memory. For a minimum donation of $10, your loved one will be remembered with a luminaria bag placed around the Relay for Life walking track for a special ceremony on May 2. To purchase a luminaria, please visit any of these participating Relay team location: Fayetteville Public Utilities, First Bank, Bank of Lincoln

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Travel

TVA Visitors Centers open

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:27 pm

As a sign of spring, the Tennessee Valley Authority opened visitor centers on the reservations of its first dam, its tallest dam and its only pumped-storage hydroelectric facility on Friday. This was a seasonal opening for the centers at TVA’s tallest dam, Fontana, which towers 480 feet and forms part of the Appalachian Trail, near Bryson City, N.C.; and TVA’s first dam, Norris, completed in 1936 along with a planned

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  • Tennessee State Parks announce guided tour packages

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Tennessee State Parks is excited to announce that guided tour packages are available for visitors. Guided waterfall tours, Tennessee Civil War tours and outdoor adventure packages will begin in April and continue through the fall.   The reservation deadline is two weeks prior to each tour. Guided tour packages include:   Waterfalls Tour Waterfall tours are available April 28-30, May 12-14 and June 9-11. The all-inclusive package, $249 per person,

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  • Iron horses to visit Wartrace

    Posted on March 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    It's all about trains at Dixie Line Days

    Wartrace, TN – Iron horses weighing from 425,000 pounds to less than 4 ounces will congregate in Wartrace, the cradle of the Tennessee Walking Horse, on Saturday April 26th. The motorized cousins of the flesh and blood variety are railroad locomotives and they’ll be on display in all shapes and sizes during the annual Dixie Line Days at the Walking Horse Hotel and other venues downtown. The all day train

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Education

Pictured here are Motlow College freshman Larry Powell and Nancy Jones, librarian at the Motlow College McMinnville Center. The McMinn-ville Center library was one of three Motlow campuses that participated in the “Unplug and Read” event recently. Prizes were donated by area businesses and drawings were held to award prizes.

Motlow urges ‘unplug, read’

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 6:39 am

Motlow College libraries on the Moore County campus and at the McMinnville and Smyrna centers recently helped sponsor the “Unplug and Read,” event, which encouraged Motlow students, faculty and staff to read books and magazines in lieu of using electronic devices. Read to Succeed, a Rutherford County organization that raises literacy awareness, sponsored the event. “This can be quite a challenge for most people who seem to be plugged into

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  • Supplies delivered to nearby DAR school

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 8:40 am

    DAR -- KDS Delivery --

    The Kate Duncan Smith DAR School is located atop Gunter Mountain in Grant, Ala.. It was opened by the Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution in 1924 and was joined by the National Society DAR in 1928. A non-residential school, it serves any child in grades K-12 living on Gunter Mountain in northeast Alabama. It is one of several schools and colleges supported by NSDAR. Its mission is to

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  • FHS art students undertake ‘hometown’ project

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Art 3 students participating in the hometown art project at Fayetteville High School display some of their paintings, which will be on display during the FHS Annual Art Show and Auction on May 8. Prints of the works will also be available for purchase. The students are (front, from left) Bonnie Wakefield, Emily Cooper, Micah Keele, (second row) Darren Patterson, Madison Newton, Elizabeth Bransford, and Allie Heffington.

    Fayetteville High School art students are using photography as a tool, thanks to a recent grant their art teacher attained, some lessons in photography from a local talent, and a hometown approach that gives them a unique perspective. In early September, FJHS art teacher Jeannie Roles-Walter received two cameras with memory cards and tripods via the donorschoose.org grant website for her students to learn simple photographic elements. Roles-Walters’ Art 3

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Religion

Good Friday

ARP presents ‘Seven Last Words of Christ’

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is bringing the legendary composer Joseph Haydn to Fayetteville. On Good Friday evening, April 18, at 7 p.m., the church will present “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by the aforementioned Joseph Haydn. It will be presented free of charge as an offering to the community, and there will be a nursery provided. Joining the Adult Choir of the church offering will be friends from

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  • Vets honored

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Vets Honored --

    Brown’s Temple Church hosted its annual banquet recently where veterans, including women and men from all branches of the military, were honored. (Ret.) Lt. Col. Ms. Olivette Hook flew from Washington, D.C. where she worked for the government. Mr. Ardell Haston was honored as the oldest. He received a special gift. “This is a historical moment for us,” veterans said. “It such a honor to be recognized for our service

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  • Episcopal Church observes Holy Week

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:49 am

    For Episcopalians, the liturgies of Holy Week are a yearly time of revival and renewal in their Christian faith. The community is invited to join the congregation at St. Mary Magdalene Church as they gather each day during this holy time to worship. All sermons will be preached by The Rev. James Pappas, interim pastor. Following is a schedule of services for the remainder of Holy Week: Tuesday, April 15,

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Health

Auxiliary honored --

Auxiliary members honored for service

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:42 am

Barbara Newman and Jean Arnold were honored recently by fellow Auxiliary members for their many years of service. Ms. Newman served as the gift shop chairperson, and Ms. Arnold as president and co-chairperson of the Auxiliary. “They have both offered many years of dedicated service to the Auxiliary and we will forever be grateful to them,” said Agnes Barnes, Auxiliary president. Arnold and Newman have been members of the Auxiliary

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  • Foundation focuses fundraising efforts on Home Health, Hospice

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    The Lincoln County Health System Foundation will concentrate all fundraising efforts this year on Lincoln Medical Home Health & Hospice. “Each year the foundation chooses an item to focus all their fundraising goals around,” explains Debbie Pruitt, Foundation President. “Last year all money raised by the Foundation went to the purchase of the new canopy and drive at the Patrick Rehab and Wellness Center. “In the past, we have been

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  • Virtual Reality Simulator hones eye surgery skills

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Laura Wayman, M.D., looks on as Ophthalmology resident Chris Estopinal, M.D., uses the Eyesi Surgical virtual reality simulator. (photo by Anne Rayner)

    Virtual reality environments are a common feature used in the aviation industry to train pilots, and now they’re also proving to be a very effective tool in educating the next generation of ophthalmological surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.   Vanderbilt is one of a handful of programs in the country using the traditional hands-on teaching mechanism of the wet lab in addition to the newest surgical teaching devices, such

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