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Living on Purpose: Even now, God is in total control
Mar31

Living on Purpose: Even now, God is in total control

By Bill Holland Praise the Lord, I am feeling better and beginning to regain some of my strength. I want to thank everyone for your prayers. Pneumonia is a formidable opponent, and it takes a while for the body to defeat the infection and manage the healing process. I received an e-mail yesterday from a sweet lady who attended a church with us back in 1997. The church was called “Christ Fellowship” and was facilitated by Bob Neff and...

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Living on the West End: The 1930s
Mar31

Living on the West End: The 1930s

Editor’s note: This is a reprint of a Bill Shepard column published last year. By Bill Shepard The 1930s were trying years, not only in America, but around the world! Most of the world was trying to free itself from the stranglehold that the war had on them. World War I had ended in 1918. Wars are costly and wars end, but the cost of wars continues on! Presidents Coolidge and Harding had wrestled with America’s problems but with...

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Hauling up water
Mar31

Hauling up water

By Tom Poland The cold water hurt my teeth, and it didn’t come from a cooler. Nor a faucet. There was no faucet. My grandparents cranked a windlass, lowering a bucket into a hand-dug well and hauling up water a dowser said was there. Hand-dug wells and dowsers … erased by time. But the dowser was right. Water was there. Well, memories live on. I recall hauling up water from Mother Earth. I never came up empty. I drank cold water from...

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How you can help Darlington businesses through this crisis

Over the past week, life has changed dramatically right before our eyes. Our communities that were founded on innovation and hard work face adversity and hardship like they have not faced in our lifetime. Businesses have transformed the way they operate within days and some within hours. Darlington is strong and we are resilient. I am fully confident that we will all come out of this on the other side stronger, more confident in...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Article should have been published in its entirety, reader says

I submitted an article with regards to the Wilds Family Reunion which appeared in the News & Press’ Feb. 19 edition. I want thank your paper for considering that article. However, I was extremely disappointed that this article was not presented in its entirety. The goal of this article was to emphasize one’s family achievements as we celebrate African Heritage and Women’s History Month. I can’t comprehend why Jennifer...

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