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MEMPHIS — Elvis Presley’s Graceland continues to be a popular tourist attraction that is in the process of a $137 million expansion. Currently, visitors to Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., are invited to tour Elvis’ home … more
My work took me to Fayette this past week. The schedule was loose and the day was the warmest yet of 2016, so naturally I chose to take the back roads where there’s always something interesting to see. The route I chose ran by the old house … more
For the first time in almost 10 years, Charlotte, N.C., has a Miss Charlotte. On Jan. 30, Allison Farris won the Miss Charlotte pageant and will represent the city of Charlotte at the Miss North Carolina Pageant to be held June 22-25 in Raleigh, … more
Ray Robertson had his sights set on Auburn University’s veterinary program until bad directions and a convincing counselor altered the course of his life. “My whole pharmacy career has been something of divine intervention,” said Robertson, … more
Beautiful sunny days make it feel like summer is here. Even though it is not officially summer on the calendar, these warm days filled with sunshine help to energize people and excitement for what the summer months … more
In April 1944, a B-17 bearing the insignia of the United States Army Air Force was shot down over Belgium while attempting to disrupt the railroad lines leading to the coast of France prior to the D-Day invasion. The pilot, Winston County native … more
"Celebrating Our Communities: Chapter 1," an exhibit celebrating the histories of Carbon Hill, Eldridge, Kansas, Nauvoo and Townley, opened at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center on Feb. 14. The exhibit will remain up through June 9. more
Young Celia McClellan had been told not to look at the nation’s handsome new president as she marched by on Jan. 20, 1961, but the temptation was too great. “We were told to look straight ahead. We didn’t move our heads, but we just had to glance up at President Kennedy. Everybody else said they did too,” she said in a recent phone interview. more