Stewart’s thirst for learning thankfully never quenched

Robert Stewart views every day as an educational opportunity. The 77-year-old retired botany professor from Delta State University consumes books like most do food.
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Khyan Freelon finds his voice through amazing art

Khyan Freelon’s art often requires a second closer look to make certain it’s not a photograph. The detailed accuracy of every dot from his pencil can be overwhelming when you take it all in.
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Live to Ride: Campbell returns to childhood passion of bicycle riding

Mike Campbell, 65, had not ridden a bike in nearly 50 years when Tommy McGregor of Bruce convinced him to try pedaling again four years ago. Now, Mike doesn’t want to get off.
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Let it Bee – Cookie Thomas finds the ‘buzz’ relaxing

Bees jump from bloom to bloom on the big crabapple tree beside the barn at Anita “Cookie” Thomas’ home east of Bruce. Standing underneath there is a constant hum that Thomas described as “peaceful.”
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Working for the future of Calhoun County

Sheila Freely may best be described as a small bundle of energy. You rarely bump into her when she’s not going 100 miles per hour working on something.
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Cindy Hubbard’s heart and soul reside in Pittsboro

The official flag for the Town of Pittsboro features a rendering of the old courthouse and a big red heart with the motto – “The heart of Calhoun County.” It’s more than just a slogan for Cindy Hubbard, who earlier this month became only the third mayor of the county seat in nearly 70 years.
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Hegwood eager to share her love of plants as spring arrives

Today, March 20, is the first official day of spring, but it started months ago for Donna Hegwood.
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Three Teams – One Fabulous Season

Judging strictly by the numbers, 1968-69 was the most successful basketball season in the history of Calhoun County. Three teams advanced to the state championship, two of them won titles.
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Tina King overcomes ‘hurt’ to achieve dream of diploma

Tina King had a stomach filled with butter- flies as she prepared for one of the biggest moments of her life in Batesville. The 43-year-old Pittsboro resident was about to fulfill a longstanding dream of receiving her high school diploma.
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Rob Fox doesn’t believe in doing anything half way

Rob Fox was in the ninth grade when he knew he wanted to be a coach.
“I wanted to go to school to coach,” Fox said. “I helped out in the Loggins’ Classic (basketball league) that spring with the little kids and I just knew that’s what I wanted.”
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