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For your health: A war against obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity is an epidemic in the United States.

July 14, 2014 | | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Canines can handle ice water

I occasionally suffer from sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. You might have it, too. And your pet could, too.

July 13, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Enduring hurricanes can be boring for folks

The city of Wilmington, N.C., a frequent hurricane target, had a close brush with Arthur on the Fourth of July weekend.

July 13, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Crape myrtle hardy, colorful blooming accent tree

With different shades of lavender, pink, purple and red, the crape myrtle is a popular flowering tree.

July 11, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Blessings from God not based on luck

A few years ago, Cole started playing T-ball. Practices were Saturdays and Tuesdays.

July 06, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: If there is a heaven, dogs will be there

I sometimes call a movie a documentary in jest.

July 06, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Staving off worms from summer corn

Sweet corn in the summertime is probably everyone's favorite home garden vegetable. But do not let your hard efforts of growing it go to waste by ending up with wormy corn.

July 04, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


From the film archives: 'Born on the Fourth' true emotional tale

Friday is Independence Day, a time to celebrate everything it means to be American.

July 03, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Seeking perfect wine to serve with salmon

Wow, it's good to hear from folks who read this column. I do appreciate the emails with questions about wines. And I want to deal with a quartet of them in today's edition.

July 02, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Ask a Vet: All dogs die but live life to the fullest

"Is he going to die?"

June 29, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Special breakers can protect your home from lightning

Many things can cause a house fire.

June 28, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Entice a bevy of butterflies to your garden

Nothing brings a summer garden to life the way butterflies do.

June 27, 2014 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Vintage Videos: Film about ‘Boys’ one-note wonder

For girls who care about boys, boys and, well, boys, 'Where the Boys Are' is the perfect summer-time movie.

June 26, 2014 | Chelsea Tench | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Best memories from a blueberry patch

Did you know the state of Georgia is the second largest producer of blueberries in the United States after Michigan?

June 25, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Heat circulating around pet is deadly

It is my conviction that convection is a danger to your dog, your cat, your grandma and ice cream.

June 22, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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Dialogue-laden ‘36 Hours’ thrilling

Editor's note: Following the death of James Garner last week, movie archive reviewer Andrew Akers selected "36 Hours" to pay tribute to the famous actor.

July 31, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Myths and truths of antibiotics

A recent survey published online showed some shocking results about science literacy in America. Twenty-five percent of people thought the sun orbits around the earth. That is truly disturbing.

July 27, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Trough caused front to stall, dumping rain on area last week

The week ending July 20 brought unusual, but not unheard of, weather to Hall County.

July 27, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Pound of perfection

Let's discuss the pound cake.

July 23, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Respect your veterinarian

In her song, Aretha Franklin was explicit. Not in the parental warning kind of way, but in the honest and this-is-what-I-want way. She wanted respect. So she demanded it with a catchy tune.

July 20, 2014 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Listening to God like children do to parents

The other day Cole and I were sitting around hanging out together. Out of the blue, he looked at me and said, "I want to be an adult."

July 20, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Unusual weather events have occurred frequently on July 20

Hopefully, you're enjoying a quiet July 20 while sitting down with The Times. In history, today's date hasn't always been uneventful.

July 20, 2014 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Mosquito control made easy with garden products

The worst thing you can add to a picnic or outdoor party is a mosquito. Not just one mosquito, but a whole swarm of mosquitoes.

July 18, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Cut fat, calories in dips

Hot wings, dips and other snacks are main parts of the high school, college and professional football season for fans.

July 16, 2014 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Cooking With Cervolyn: Thrill of the grill

Southern summers are the best.

July 09, 2014 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


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