Breaking News

June 16, 2014

Police are investigating an apparent domestic-related murder-suicide that occurred on Fox Maple Terrace June 15. Just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, police were dispatched to a residence in the 5700 block of Fox Maple Terrace to check the welfare of a subject. Upon arrival, police heard multiple gunshots. Police soon found bystanders attempting to aid Renotta I. Jernigan, 30, and her 2-year-old son, Seth Jernigan, who had both been shot.

Bees in the eye of the beholder

“I’m not going out to play; there’s a million bees in the backyard,” the little guy said. “I want to stay inside and play my new video game; and there might be bad men out there.”


Fire Station 21

If things continue to proceed as planned, a fire station that was approved many years ago will open for service in January 2015. Fire Station 21, on the south end of Harrowgate Rd., will provide service to a segment of the county that sat on the far end of Station 1 and 14’s districts.


Age is just a number

There is often a common theme in my articles and that is that age is just a number. I was thinking about the article for this month and, once again, how I was going to convey this message. I was thinking about what the indicators were that triggered someone to think someone is “old.”


Tough cyclamen bears tender flowers

Tucked in an obscure corner, near the 40-some-year old English Boxwoods which line the front foundation of our home, we have a magical patch. I think of it as magical because, while bare in summer, but just when fall arrives, as if on cue


Common School-Aged Illnesses

Once school begins and the weather begins to change, a host of common illnesses are seen more frequently in doctors’ offices. The close environment of the classroom provides easier transmission of infections from child to child.


Max reaches a milestone

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. We have two milestones to celebrate this issue. The first is that my old Betsy…my car…a 2004 CRV has rolled up to 200,000 miles…or will be by the time this article hits the paper.


Is football dead?

It won’t be easy writing this piece during a weekend in October – which is, in my opinion, properly the season for baseball.


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