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November 10, 2019

Olivia McDonald has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouts. McDonald is a rising junior at J.P. Knapp Early College and the daughter of Katherine and John McDonald.

McDonald created a “Women’s Empowerment Club” for her…


Region to celebrate veterans with ceremonies, songs

November 10, 2019

A host of events celebrating U.S. military veterans and honoring their service and sacrifice will be held across the region on Monday, which is Veterans Day.


Museum to host 'Deck Those Halls' Designer's Workshop

November 10, 2019

If you’re looking for a way to create some festive decor and get in the holiday mood, check out next weekend’s “Deck Those Halls” Designer’s Workshop at Museum of the Albemarle.


Giant puffballs common, nearly impossible to misidentify

November 08, 2019

Those who know me know I’m paranoid about leading foragers astray, especially mushroom hunters. Recently, someone asked me to identify a picture of a mushroom in her yard, and it was a giant puffball. They’re common this time of year. They’re also edible when young.

These fungi…