NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Melissa Goodson grows strawberries as an attractive border along the edges of her perennial gardens in southeastern Virginia.
"It only takes a few seconds to make that first impression," Connie Davis said. "But it takes a long time to reverse it."
For the past two years, Joani Livingston and Renée McKay have been working to put a face on a little-known problem with the nation's health care system.
Warm weather and the first buds of spring have been slow to arrive in much of the country. But even if your garden has yet to grow, you can add beauty, fragrance and a sense of springtime to your home by decorating with lush plants and potted trees.
Decorating for the Easter holiday usually involves displaying a few bunnies and eggs on shelves around the house.
For more than a century, the lilium longiflorum, or Easter lily, has been associated with the most holy of Christian holidays in North America.
For many children, Easter is all about the hunt. They love searching for hidden eggs and snooping for the ultimate Easter jackpot: a basket filled with jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps and chocolate rabbits so large that they make a child's eyes go wide.
This Easter, not all worshipers may be able to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem during Holy Week but that doesn't mean they can't make a prayerful journey closer to home.
Karen Mewborn jogged along the road alone early one morning and began to wonder: What would she do if someone tried to attack her?
Through their involvement with Caring Hands Ministries, Ann and Charles Fleming have met a lot of people with an aversion to religion over the years.
Above the entryway to the garden hangs a painted sign that reads "Common Ground."
The first day of spring was ushered in this week and the cherry trees are blooming. When you see pink blooms on the trees around town, it seems to whisper that warm weather is on its way.
I love lamb, in every way and every cut. But I don't eat it very often because of the same thing that tends to make it so very delicious - its fattiness.
As a child, Bill Rezak often was questioned about the origin of his last name.
Every Wednesday morning, five students with special needs board the school bus and prepare to go to work at various local businesses.
Taylor Parker held up a small speck of black and squealed.
FORSYTH COUNTY - Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing about his father's adventures along the Appalachian Trail.
For some, fall means scarves, boots, football and pumpkin spice and everything nice. It's a reason to celebrate.
Before she became America's aviator, Amelia Mary Earhart was just a Midwestern tomboy who thought of planes as nothing more than jumbles of "rusty wire and wood." Then, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and instantly became a household name.
Jon Huebner wanted to help.
Hundreds of women together are set to share their laughter, tears, problems and solutions while listening to life-changing messages in one week's time.
Many of us have one room in the house that doesn't really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we're not sure what to do with.
For Karen Ching, there's a constant bar of excellence she's always trying to reach.
Larry Ledford hurt. His shoulder pained him with every move.
Name a place, and odds are Wolfgang Hartert has visited it.
If a pastor wants more people in the pews, then it might be time to try the new tools of the trade: an electric guitar and a drum set.
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