'We're just pawns.' FMC employees must wait for pay
While correctional officer Heidi Wiplinger has gone through three government shutdowns in her 12 years at the Federal Medical Center, this one feels different.
On Cape Cod, wary beachgoers learn to swim at their own risk
On a picturesque summer day, the ocean off Long Nook Beach proved too enticing, as dozens of people ventured into the water Thursday, even as several new shark sightings were reported near the scene of the attack.
7 Questions To Ask On An Assisted Living Tour
7 top things to look for on your assisted living tour: Can you envision yourself or your loved one feeling comfortable living here? Do you have a warm feeling being in the community? Do the people look happy and engaged? Are residents socializing with other and engaged in programs or activities? Did you sample a meal? Does the community have all the latest safety features? Is the person giving the tour really listening to you? Is there anything about the assisted living community that makes it stand out from the others you visited?
Blakely seeking Fletcher Town Council seat to help with growth, bring 'fresh ideas'
FLETCHER — Preston Blakely said Friday he's seeking a seat on Fletcher Town Council to give back to the community that shaped who he is.
You can now purchase the log cabins from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground for $20,000
The popular "log cabins" at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort are now for sale. Earlier this year, Disney updated a loop of their cabins located at...
The New Rules of Middle Age, Written by Women
As a new wave of women step into their mid-centuries, books reimagining female midlife are striking a chord. “We’re not going to do our 50s the way everyone’s telling us we’re supposed to,” author Candace Bushnell says.
Not fade away... how robots are preserving our old newspapers
In a Yorkshire outpost of the British Library, archivists using the latest conservation technology are digitising 300 years of newspapers – and that’s just for starters
Sikeston woman charged with arson
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly setting her own business on fire. Monica Mays, 50, is charged with first degree arson through Scott County Court, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Assistant Chief Jim McMillen...
Top 12 amusement parks for the holidays
Nationally acclaimed roller coaster and amusement park expert Pete Trabucco has released his 2012 list of the world's top 12 amuse...
How to Read the Newspaper
I used to be a newspaper editor, a cog in the wheel of the dreaded “mainstream media.” I’ve written for the New York and Washington newspapers, and even — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — Politico. And the checks go both ways: I am a paid-up subscriber to the New York Times. Call me an enemy of the people. Here’s a little secret for you: The news ain’t fake. (Mostly ...