Let’s crusade for better taste, please

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Recently I had the good fortune to tour Israel with a group of Presbyterians. Pastor Whit Malone of First Church, Hickory led a flock of 30 for eight days of sightseeing, Bible referencing and exploring from the Negev Desert to Mount Hermon. In America we consider something built in 1920 as “old.” Over there the word takes on new meaning. …

Begin your family quest on July 30

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If you’ve ever watched TV episodes of “Finding Your Roots,” or “Genealogy Road Show,” you’ve probably fancied yourself being one of the lucky ones who learn about their family tree on the program. Research basics used on those television programs are the same as for anyone. Begin with yourself (the known) and work back to the unknown. Document every step …

Talking herbs at Hart Square

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I received an invitation to time travel last month and of course I jumped at the chance. For several years now, Judy Sigmon and I have portrayed 1840s herbalists during the fall festival at Hart Square, Dr. Robert Hart’s complex of log cabins. It’s the largest collection of original historic log buildings in the United States and it’s right here …