New pastor finding her way Pastor Darcy Metcalfe just arrived in Springfield in January for her new assignment at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Covenant and Northminster Presbyterian Church returned to live services for Palm Sunday, March 28, a welcome time for Metcalfe and the Covenant congregation to be formally introduced. ExploreBond […]

So what college kid wants to spend spring break and maybe a lot longer in Indianapolis? Ibiza, Ixtapa, Ipanema Beach? Sure. Google them and drool. But Indy? “Hopefully this vacation is a little longer than a week,” Iowa men’s basketball player Keegan Murray said. “Hopefully it’s three weeks, […]

From Staff Reports  |  Daytona Beach News-Journal USA TODAY NETWORK ABOUT THIS SERIES: Founded in 2007, Food Brings Hope provides after-school programs in 27 schools in Volusia County and two in Flagler County. The programs provide at-risk students opportunities to improve grades, have fun, and receive nourishing food. Throughout the holidays, […]

In the midst of the pandemic, diamonds (at least newly mined ones) may have lost their luster. But in the studio of his New York apartment, John Hatleberg is betting it will soon be back. For months, he has been at work hunched over a gem-faceting machine, where he is […]

Lisa Carter Waring  |  Correspondent As the Christmas season begins, the Hope Mills Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring many festive, fun and safe activities for our community families. The annual Festival of Lights will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Hope Mills Municipal Park. The town tree will be lit for […]

We might be a couple of weeks past Halloween, but that doesn’t mean the spooky season has to end. For those looking to get their scares a little more interactively than watching a horror movie (and with something that doesn’t require getting COVID or needing to leave the house), the […]

Remember hope? “Hope is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops at all,” as the poet Emily Dickinson put it. For almost eight months now, we have been in a state of profound hope-deprivation. Hopes were […]

Like the company’s previous titles, the gameplay requires little to no gaming experience. It’s a volatile ‘choose your own adventure’ experience; you make choices for your characters, and those choices will help you, hurt you, or kill you. In the aftermath of the crash, the five survivors are enveloped in […]

Since she was furloughed from her job as a server and sommelier at a Disneyland Resort restaurant, Tina Thomas has struggled to cover her rent with her unemployment checks and is four months behind on her car payments. On top of that, she is wrestling with dark feelings of loss […]

Photo illustration: 731; Photos: Robin Wilson Home (blankets); Maggie Anderson (book); Tonya’s Cookies (cookies) Photo illustration: 731; Photos: Robin Wilson Home (blankets); Maggie Anderson (book); Tonya’s Cookies (cookies) Business at Robin Wilson’s home textiles company in New York City spiked this summer as Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country and […]

Dawn Landes. Photo by Shervin Lainez. How the journey of Tori Murden McClure inspired ROW the album and musical   By Josh Miller   “Her plan was to row it [her boat, the American Pearl] alone across the Atlantic Ocean. No motor, no sail. Something no woman and no American […]

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Except for the biggest pop acts, like the Rolling Stones or Rihanna, and a few hot shows like “Hamilton,” musicians have struggled to fill concert halls. But now the entire business of live performance is in trouble, even for the top stars, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic: […]