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For the first time in almost 10 years, Charlotte, N.C., has a Miss Charlotte. On Jan. 30, Allison Farris won the Miss Charlotte pageant and will represent the city of Charlotte at the Miss North Carolina Pageant to be held June 22-25 in Raleigh, … more
DORA — The Mission of Hope in Dora is able to help people in need in Walker County, Adamsville and Graysville thanks to the many volunteers who spend hours each week working to organize donations and set up each month’s food giveaways, according to executive director Lori Abercrombie. more
On Iron Bowl weekend, Helen Clement watched as her daughters hung 60 Christmas stockings on the windows of her living room, continuing a tradition that began over 50 years ago. more
Customers of Cabos San Lucas in Jasper may imagine that they feel an ocean breeze wafting over their dishes of Mexican food these days. more
With more than 400 species of birds documented in the Yellowhammer State, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website calls Alabama “a birding paradise.” The same could be said of Walker County Lake, which is part of the West Alabama Birding Trail. more
When Laura Murray couldn’t find the coloring book she wanted at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery last year, she went home to Auburn and drew it herself. The result is “Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Our 67 Counties.” The county-by-county coloring book was released this month by NewSouth Books. more
Beautiful sunny days make it feel like summer is here. Even though it is not officially summer on the calendar, these warm days filled with sunshine help to energize people and excitement for what the summer months … more
Mary Katherine Holloway of Decatur will represent Walker County at the Miss Alabama Pageant that will be held June 7-10 at Samford University’s Wright Center in Birmingham. Holloway is the … more
Shelby Luttrell is the picture of health as he lifts weights on a recent Friday afternoon. His facial expression — stoic, focused — is the same one he wore seven months ago when he was gripping a walker and struggling to put one foot in front of another in a hospital hallway. more
Young Celia McClellan had been told not to look at the nation’s handsome new president as she marched by on Jan. 20, 1961, but the temptation was too great. “We were told to look straight ahead. We didn’t move our heads, but we just had to glance up at President Kennedy. Everybody else said they did too,” she said in a recent phone interview. more
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