Giving thanks for turkey day leftovers

Giving thanks for turkey day leftovers

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Truth be told, I like all holidays. Seeing as I love to eat, however, and that’s the primary activi...

November 26th, 2015 updated: November 26th, 2015. |  


What’s for dinner, or is it supper?

What’s for dinner, or is it supper?

Last week we talked about a special regional dish and event, chicken stew. This week, I’ve been pondering the regional differences in what we ca...

November 19th, 2015 |  


Chicken stews: A Yadkin County tradition

Chicken stews: A Yadkin County tradition

When you grow up eating a certain dish, you may not realize that it’s not something known all over. It may, in fact, be a regional dish specific...

November 12th, 2015 |  


Happy chili season

Happy chili season

I may have mentioned that I love soup. A friend reminded me this week that in addition to being soup season, it’s also chili season. I personall...

November 5th, 2015 |  


Kitsey’s Kitchen: Wedding thank yous are a must

Kitsey’s Kitchen: Wedding thank yous are a must

I have a bit of a confession to make in the wake of all the wedding excitement, and hopefully my confession will serve as some helpful advice for othe...

October 22nd, 2015 |  


Kitsey’s Kitchen: Cuban-inspired dishes from Key West

Kitsey’s Kitchen: Cuban-inspired dishes from Key West

A month ago my husband and I were enjoying our honeymoon in Key West. Though we are settling in to married life now, I think both of us are still pini...

October 15th, 2015 |  


Print out those treasured memories

Print out those treasured memories

Why bother to make prints of your photographs? Perhaps your great-grandchildren may want to know what you looked like. The two photographs here were m...

October 8th, 2015 |  


Fall is here, break out the pumpkins

Fall is here, break out the pumpkins

Fall is finally here and to be honest, I have mixed emotions about this. My recent honeymoon in Key West has left me longing for warm days, floating i...

October 1st, 2015 |  


The world’s your oyster when you’re a newlywed

The world’s your oyster when you’re a newlywed

It hardly seems like it can be true, but I will soon be celebrating my one-month wedding anniversary. Is that even a thing? Should we do something spe...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Launching a new project, encouraging the next generation

Launching a new project, encouraging the next generation

For many years while still a staff reporter, my main beat was covering area schools and board of education from prekindergarten programs up through co...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


How to be a Bridezilla

How to be a Bridezilla

From the time I got engaged last Christmas I got tons of advice from friends, family, even strangers, and read lots of wedding planning advice on webs...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Author Review: Jill Conner Browne

Author Review: Jill Conner Browne

I had a call a few weeks ago asking me about one of the Sweet Potato Queen recipes that I mentioned in a past installment of Kitsey’s Kitchen. T...

September 10th, 2015 |  


Why is advance care planning important?

To the editor,When we plan ahead and document our end of life wishes it takes the burden off of our family and friends. None of us want our loved one ...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Southern 500 tradition returns to Labor Day Weekend

Southern 500 tradition returns to Labor Day Weekend

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Tradition returned to Darlington Raceway over Labor Day weekend, and it was exactly what NASCAR needed.Missouri’s Carl ...

September 8th, 2015 |  


I think I had a feeling

I think I had a feeling

I think I had a feeling. I remember a guy saying that once. It was the third day of a week-long senior management seminar. About 20 of us were working...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


You can’t beat a steak dinner

You can’t beat a steak dinner

One of my all-time favorite meals is a big juicy steak with baked potato and salad. It doesn’t get much better than that! Steak is one of those ...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Splendid shopping experiences

Splendid shopping experiences

Grocery shopping is typically viewed as a chore and not a pleasant experience, but there a few places to do some food shopping that are most delightfu...

August 27th, 2015 |  


How does your fall garden grow?

How does your fall garden grow?

The last two weekends my dad and I have been hard at work getting our garden ready for the fall. We had a wonderful crop of tomatoes this summer as we...

August 20th, 2015 |  


The problems with NHL star’s rape allegations

The problems with NHL star’s rape allegations

There are a number of problems with the way we as a society react when we hear rumors of rape, especially when the allegations involve a professional ...

August 14th, 2015 |  


Driving lessons

Driving lessons

Understanding and getting to know others’ personalities has always been fascinating to me. It seems I’ve always enjoyed getting to know pe...

August 13th, 2015 |  


Mimosas are a girl’s best friend

Mimosas are a girl’s best friend

I’m not really a morning person so I’m a huge fan of the meal known as brunch. You don’t have to be up early to eat it, in fact anyt...

August 13th, 2015 |  


Frisbee and auto racing at Olympics? Not so fast

Frisbee and auto racing at Olympics? Not so fast

College students can rejoice for now. On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave the World Flying Disc Federation full IOC recognition....

August 7th, 2015 |  


Pickles for the apocalypse

Pickles for the apocalypse

If we get snowed in this winter, one thing we will not have a shortage of is pickles. I’ve made so many pickles this summer I feel like I might ...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Taking a walk through history

Taking a walk through history

History. The topic was not my favorite subject during my K-12 school years. It mostly entailed dates, lots and lots of dates, and wars, something whic...

August 5th, 2015 |  


NASCAR could be chasing away fans

NASCAR could be chasing away fans

There’s no question that NASCAR is struggling nationwide. Take a look in the stands and you’ll see why.NASCAR is still making plenty of mo...

July 31st, 2015 |  


Lessons learned from my father

Lessons learned from my father

I was one of the smallest kids in my class, third grade at Granville Elementary. On top of that, I was painfully shy because we had just moved to a ne...

July 30th, 2015 |  


The great chicken salad debate

The great chicken salad debate

What could be simpler to make for a picnic or potluck than chicken salad? Or is it really that simple? A quick look in your favorite church cookbook a...

July 30th, 2015 |  


Voter ID law needs some changes

Voter ID law needs some changes

Unfortunately, people lie, and while some falsehoods may be harmless like fudging a little on a person’s age or weight, others can cause great h...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Jonesville’s hidden racing history

Jonesville’s hidden racing history

If you’re heading to the park to play baseball or tennis in Jonesville, you might take a step on another piece of NASCAR history without even kn...

July 24th, 2015 updated: July 24th, 2015. |  


In a real pickle

In a real pickle

Who doesn’t like a pickle? Ok, well, I’m sure there are some who don’t, but that’s OK, more for us! Summertime is in full swin...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,With all the recent tumultuous events in the news, have you ever wondered what the world is coming to? Admittedly, everything seems to be ...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


Charlotte not ready for MLB

Charlotte not ready for MLB

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July 17th, 2015 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,What is going on in the North Carolina General Assembly about driver’s education? The N.C. Driver and Traffic Safety Education Ass...

July 16th, 2015 |  


Classic recipes make a come back

Classic recipes make a come back

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July 16th, 2015 |  


A soup for the summer

A soup for the summer

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July 9th, 2015 |  


Letter to the Editor

To the editor,A Faith and Freedom Rally was held in the Yadkinville Town Square from 11-3 on the fourth of July. Several ministers, local and out of t...

July 9th, 2015 |  


Time to light the lamp down south for hockey

Time to light the lamp down south for hockey

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July 3rd, 2015 |  


A hearty meal surprisingly good on a summer day

A hearty meal surprisingly good on a summer day

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July 2nd, 2015 |  


COLUMN: Fusing future and past at North Wilkesboro Speedway

COLUMN: Fusing future and past at North Wilkesboro Speedway

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June 26th, 2015 |  


Welcome to Yadkinstone

Welcome to Yadkinstone

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June 25th, 2015 |  


I don’t have the answers, but respect is a start

I don’t have the answers, but respect is a start

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June 25th, 2015 |  


Letter to the editor

To the editor,I’ll be honest, at first I had a personal vendetta against the subject of this letter. The elected official it pertains to misled ...

June 18th, 2015 |  


What I ate on my summer vacation

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June 18th, 2015 updated: June 18th, 2015. |  


Letter to editor

To the editor:Last week, Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Yadkinville and the Yadkin Valley banded together to put on a great golf tournament in sup...

June 10th, 2015 |