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  • Feed the big game crowd with these tasty treats

    There’s something special and exciting about Super Bowl Sunday, even for people who aren’t necessarily into football. READ MORE

  • You are a law abiding citizen who does everything right

    You pull into a shopping center, take your concealed weapon and tuck it away in your clothing where it is out of sight and accessible to you. READ MORE

  • Add some zest to your cooking with citrus

    With winter months come the shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables that we see during the summer months, but there are many seasonal delights that can be enjoyed this time of the year. READ MORE

  • Freedom is alive and well, and it’s time to celebrate!

    For those of you who know me, I can be a bit stubborn — maybe even a bit overbearing at times. But I promise you my intentions are not harmful. Mostly I just see something that needs to be done and I do it. Life is too short to ponder. READ MORE

  • Chili recipes for chilly weather

    Almost everyone has a chili recipe, whether it’s a traditional recipe passed down through generations or a recipe that has a new take with new spices or a vegetarian “take” on a favorite recipe. Here are a few various selections that you might want to try and possibly add to your collection of chili recipes. READ MORE

  • Time for accountability

    Based on local reports, during the afternoon of Dec. 26, a woman shoots her husband, killing him and then lights him on fire in his bed. Distraught, she takes the firearm and puts it into her car and drives herself to the Holly Ridge police department to turn herself in. This never happens on TV. READ MORE

  • Paprika adds depth to a variety of dishes

    In American cooking paprika, a spice made from dried ground chiles, seems to be used only to sprinkle over deviled eggs and potato salads; it looks pretty and doesn’t taste like much. When it is heated, this spice blossoms, exuding a sweet flavor with rich earthy undertones and with a heat level that ranges from gentle to spicy-hot, depending on the variety. All paprikas are made from the same family of peppers. Different varieties within this family account for the unique flavors and degrees of spicy heat found in different paprika. Most paprikas come from Hungary or Spain. READ MORE

  • Every child deserves to be safe

    A Georgian Chief of Police accidently shoots his wife while handling his service revolver at 4 a.m. Questions? Oh yes, I have a few. At first the claim was that he accidently shot her twice. Hmmm. READ MORE

  • Time for those in office to shape up or ship out

    Pope Francis gave a few of his cardinals, bishops and priests a tongue lashing last week that they will most likely never forget. Instead of the standard Christmas speech, he sternly reminded them that they are there to serve as joyful men of God, not lusting for power, living double lives and suffering from “spiritual Alzheimer’s.” He basically told them to shape up or ship out. Amen. READ MORE

  • Accountability is a fading part of our core

    I have found the cure to all that ails society. Are you ready? Wait for it ... OK: The two most important ingredients to a fruitful and productive society are “alone time” and “accountability.” There. Society is now fixed. Enjoy your holiday. READ MORE