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Groundhog Day

The basic idea behind Groundhog Day is that the groundhog’s shadow will determine if we have an early spring or six more weeks of winter. This has always confused me because where I live these are pretty much the same thing. 231 more words


That sweet, sweet feeling

February. The shortest month is more than halfway through. When I was a child, I remember February as a blessedly short passage through the dark doldrums of a seemingly unending Midwestern winter. 441 more words

Feldenkais Method

Incredible Stretch of February Warmth

Is this really February across the Midwest?

Halfway through February, temperatures are running more than five degrees above average, while rain and snowfall are running below average. 139 more words

Bristol Grocer Baffled by Rise in Valentine's Day Merchandise sales

Recently, sales of cards, stuffed bears, chocolates and other paraphernalia with a Valentine’s Day theme have spiked in the area. One local bag boy, Jimmy Smirdon, is mystified. 78 more words

Local Characters

Rabin welcomes spring five weeks early

UPDATE: The tweet appears to have been deleted as of Tuesday morning. Here isĀ a screenshot. Can’t wait for spring!

In a Monday morning tweet, Republican Ronald Rabin, who represents Lee and Harnett counties in the North Carolina Senate, celebrated the arrival of spring: 86 more words

Lee County NC

Snow Days & "No" Days

It wasn’t until I had been a manager for the company for years that I even knew it was a possibility to opt out of opening your store for inclement weather and hazardous conditions.

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Confessions Of A Shopgirl