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MONROE — Union County Community Arts Council is accepting applications for North Carolina CARES for Arts grants through Nov. 9.

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“It is far easier to forgive an enemy after you’ve got even with him,” wrote Olin Miller.

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MONROE — Darryl Badley Jr. started his internet radio network for Christian military veterans — Christian Warrior Radio Network (CWRN) — last spring.

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Early voting began in North Carolina this past Thursday and it will continue until Oct. 31. You can register during the early voting session. So if you are not a registered voter, you can vote at any early voting site in your own county during this time period. Your VOTE is your voice, and n…

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause fear and uncertainty, Samaritan’s Purse is calling on churches and families to pack more shoebox gifts than ever before for Operation Christmas Child — which provides for millions of children experience while spreading the joy of the holiday. Samar…

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Fall colors are vibrant on Grandfather Mountain; the state park has a peak of 5,964 feet, which is the highest in the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Grandfather Mountain State Park includes parts of Watauga, Avery and Caldwell counties. For more fall color photos, go to www.…

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During National 4-H Week, held the first full week in October, we celebrate and share the 4-H stories of 4-Hers and 4-H alumni. Each 4-Her has his or her own 4-H story to tell that makes them unique, but common elements appear in many of the stories including building friendships, life skill…