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  • On September 23, 2019, a couple was fixing a fence on the man’s 400-acre family farm in Pulaski County. It wasn’t the first time for fence repair and it wouldn’t be the last, but it was the one and only time that the young man would bend his knee and ask for the young lady’s […]

  • Neanderthals used twigs and bits of grass, usually secured around the ankle. The Egyptians used bone, leather, ivory and sometimes hemp. Early Romans used iron. Colonial Americans, believing jewelry to be trivial, used thimbles. When the wife was finished using the thimble to sew linens for the couple’s new home, the top was sawed off […]

  • As far back as ancient Rome, cakes at weddings have played an integral role in the celebration. Well, in ancient Rome it was actually a loaf of barley bread, which the groom would break over the bride’s head. Somehow this practice increased chances of fertility. Over the years the tradition has morphed from barley bread […]

  • In a time with resplendent technology that enables us to instantly share thoughts with just about anyone from anywhere, the covid-19 pandemic has shown the resurgence of an age-old record-keeping and thought-sharing method: Journaling aka Dear Diary. Katy Waldman of The New Yorker writes: “We’ve entered an age of diaries,” listing numerous instances of publications […]

  • It doesn’t take a master’s degree in art to recognize the masterful work of Blake Le, the New River Valley’s resident nail guru. While his canvas may be small, his creativity is boundless. After seeing what can be done, you will never look at your fingernails the same way again. Blake Le’s family traded coastlines […]