Photo courtesy of Paige Burns Clark
                                Lee Berry’s farm in Ellerbe. Berry grows a wide variety of crops which he sells at his farm stand, The Berry Patch.
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Giving thanks to those that feed us

Many of us in Richmond County are missing the annual Ellerbe Farmers’ Day parade – it would’ve been the 25th year! – which is the traditional kick off to Farm City Week. The Parade always occurs the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and features local farmers driving their spiffed up tractors, or restored beauties from by-gone years, 4-H club floats, Volunteer Fire Department trucks, and much more.

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Haileigh Herndon
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Doing what she loves to do

Senior Haileigh Herndon always knew she wanted to be teacher, but thought she would be a first-grade teacher. During a lesson in her Teacher Cadet class, Herndon said they talked about what students learn in different grades and how they develop in each. Herndon said first grade was what caught her eye.

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Taking my bride for a ride

For the life of me I cannot seem to find the background and origin of the common phrase, “taking someone for a ride.” Everyone agrees that it is an idiomatic expression meaning to cheat or deceive someone, but no one can seem to tell me if it comes from the world of taxis, or buses, or some other form of transportation, or nothing like those at all.

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Photo credit to New York Times
                                John Coltrane
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Free livestream of tribute to John Coltrane

HIGH POINT – The Lao Tizer Band headlines the first livestream concert presented by The Friends of John Coltrane, Inc. and the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. This inaugural livestream broadcast will feature material from the group’s latest Billboard Jazz Top 10 release, Songs From The Swinghouse, in addition to a tribute to John Coltrane. Michelle Coltrane, step-daughter of the jazz saxophonist and icon, will perform as a special guest. The concert will be broadcast at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 on Facebook Live and on the festival’s YouTube channel . coltranejazzfest.com

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