• Central’s Dixie Pre-Majors in state tournament

    Central’s pre-majors baseball team (ages 15-16) will play this week-end in the state tournament in Greer, SC July 16-17.

    There are eight teams in the double elimination tournament. 

  • Jefferson Dixie Boys finish 8-4



  • Jefferson Elementary has field day

  • 'Grace' comes to Jefferson Elementary

    Staff Reports
    A dinner theater production called God’s Grace is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Jefferson Elementary School. The play offers something for everyone, says Carol Shelton, a Jefferson hair dresser and owner of C.B. Shelton & Co.

  • Age is just a number

    John Knight Sr. had a Corvette crush way back in 1968.
    “I worked for a construction company in Charlotte and every week I’d go through Fayetteville (on the way to a job). They had a ’67 Corvette in a showroom there. It was 1968 but they still had the ’67. I wanted that thing so bad.”
    But working and raising his family came first.
    “Me and Bill (his wife Billie) and (sons) Johnny and Dale didn’t fit in a Corvette so I didn’t get one,” he said.

  • Shortcut Cooking: cutting time doesn't mean cutting corners

    Gregory A. Summers
    Landmark News Service
    For many of us, balancing family, family life and career responsibilities, can be a high wire act.
    Weeknight challenges don’t always allow very much wiggle room for a nutritious, well-balanced evening meal.   
    Sometimes it seems easier to go through the drive-thru window of the nearest fast-food restaurant than to spend time in the kitchen.

  • Biltmore adds new room to tour

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. – It’s a revelation that quite possibly is playing out in homes across the country: when the holiday decorations come down, the house looks lackluster and bleak. What once sparkled and shined appears to need a good dusting or polish. Mops and vacuum cleaners are pulled out and put to use.

  • Soup making tips

     Soup-making tips

    – Soups and stews always taste better if made a day or two in advance and reheated just before serving. You can also reduce the fat content by making soup the day before, chilling it and then scraping off the fat that rises to the top. If you don’t have time to chill the soup, use qcpaper towel to soak up oil from the surface.

    – Use fresh ingredients if possible – Fresh ingredients are best, but some canned or frozen vegetables, such as peas, green beans and corn, will work.

  • Soup's on!

     Gregory A. Summers

    Landmark News Service

    At one time, soup was just considered part of a meal.

    These days, thanks to busy lifestyles and ultra-tight budgets, one-pot cooking has become popular and economical.

    While canned soup requires little effort to prepare, it doesn’t compare to the homemade variety.

    A few flavor-filled ingredients, when combined with chicken or beef stock and the right amount of seasoning, will create a tasty pot of the good stuff.

  • Sam Heda on 'John Boy and Billy' Wednesday

    Sam Heda showed his talent for guitar at an early age.

    His dad gave him a child-sized guitar when he was 3 or 4, and the youngster made up a song. At age 15, he’s already written enough rock songs to complete his first album. His audition videos are so good they immediately impress experts who have seen plenty of young talent.