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Volume 3, Issue 40 Free Thursday, July 13, 2017 Auditions for the role of Sandy the dog for "Annie" set at the HUB HUDSON, NC (July 7, 2017)...The classic Broadway musical, “Annie” will be presented as the 2017 Fall Hudson Dinner Theatre Production. The play will be performed on Thursday through Saturday, October 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th and 28th at the Hudson Uptown Building (HUB), 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson. Auditions for the role of Sandy the dog will take place on Monday, July 24th at 6:30 PM at the HUB. Please bring your dog/dogs. We need a sandy colored dog for the role of Sandy but also another dog who is on the streets of New York. Auditions for adults and non-orphan girls and boys will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 31st and August 1st at 6:30 at the HUB. There are 40 parts for folks 8 to 70 at these general auditions. All roles are open with the exception of that of Daddy Oliver Warbucks, which has been precast. We need a ventriloquist, a sound effects person, actors, singers, dancers and technicians. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes, as you will be asked to move and do some basic dance steps. Please bring a copy of the sheet music with which you plan to audition, preferably a musical selection from the play, “Annie.” Your piece should be memorized. There will be no singing with phones or other recording devices, as an accompanist will be provided. The audition will also include cold reading from the script. The show’s Director and Music Director is Keith Smith. Choreography will be by Leanna Bodnar. The cast pianist is Gregory Knight. For further information or for other questions, please call Director Keith Smith at Hudson Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 until 5:00. The number is 728-8272. Public Meeting to be held on July 27 for the proposed widening of U.S. 2 What America Means By Daniel B. Rundquist...page4 Movies with Mike...page16

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PUBLIC MEETING JULY 27 FOR THE PROPOSED WIDENING OF U.S. 321 FROM U.S. 70 IN HICKORY TO SOUTHWEST BOULEVARD (S.R. 1933) IN LENOIR This meeting is being held to present updated information on Section A (U.S. 70 to U.S. 321)

Sections B and C (U.S. 321A to Mission Road and Mission Road to Southwest Boulevard) remain unfunded and no updates are available at this time. Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties TIP Project U-4700

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on July 27 for the proposed widening of U.S. 321 between U.S. 70 in Hickory to Southwest Boulevard in Lenoir. The open-house public meeting will be held on July 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Western Piedmont Council of Governments offices located at 1880 2nd Avenue NW in Hickory. Following review of all comments received at the public hearings held on July 11 and 12, 2016, and an updated traffic forecast, NCDOT has evaluated additional design concepts along Section A of the project. NCDOT and Consultant staff will be available and interested citizens will be able to review maps, ask questions and/or submit comments until August 10, 2017.

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Maps of Section A that will be presented at the meeting are available online at the project website: projects/us321widening/ or the NCDOT Public Meetings website: http:// Anyone desiring additional information regarding the project may contact Gene Tarascio, NDOT Project Development Engineer, at 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-158 or by phone (919) 707-6046 or email at Comments may be submitted until August 10, 2017. NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Diane Wilson, NCDOT Senior Public Involvement Officer at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598 or by phone (919) 707-6073 or email at as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.


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What America Means By Daniel B. Rundquist SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (By Daniel B. Rundquist)…July is the month that Americans traditionally celebrate the founding of our nation. After the fireworks and parades are gone it is appropriate for the citizens to take some time for deeper reflection into our national heritage. While this broad subject has filled volumes by many writers over the past 241 years and I might also be capable to fill my share of pages, here I wish to focus on one thing only (and it is admittedly still too broad): what America means. When we ask a reflective question such as I have posed, it may be best to ask others—an outsider—what America means. After all, if one wants to understand himself it is often better to ask someone else their opinion instead of simply believing what is convenient for us to believe of ourselves. The same logic applies here. One of the finest and most thorough observations of early America comes to us by one Alexis de Tocqueville in his masterpiece work, Democracy in America. A French lawyer, he spent nine months in the United States in 1831 conducting over 200 interviews of the people. He records in detail what America means to him based upon his ground level experiences and conversations. I highly recommend that American readers today take the time to absorb his entire work, as I will only be able to touch on mere fragments of it here. De Tocqueville’s observations are detailed and copious. He notes that America has so far (to 1831) maintained herself because of three primary reasons: “The peculiar, and accidental, situation in which Providence [God] has placed the Americans…The second stems from the laws, The third derives from habits and mores.”

On the first note regarding Providence, de Tocqueville clearly senses the evidence that Americans of faith across more than two centuries from our Founding have also felt; that God Himself seemed to take a particular and focused interest in the American experiment of democracy: “Their [the Americans’] fathers instilled in them a love of equality and liberty, but it was God himself who, by giving them a boundless continent, granted them the means to remain equal and free for a long time to come…It was then that North America was discovered, as if God had held it in reserve and it had only just emerged from the waters of the flood.” This is a dramatic observation by him and one can even sense nearly a note of jealousy here. The notion that God “held in reserve” part of the planet for the eventual emergence of Americans—not for the French, not for the other nations of the world prior or in the future, but for one specific purpose—is a provocative one to ponder.

On his second note of the laws, he reflects upon America’s exceptionalism—an exception to the way other governments ruled over their people. Prior to America the norm of all governments past and present were despotism and tyranny resulting in millennia of wasted human potential of the masses and universal suffering. America was designed differently, he writes: “In America, the people choose those who make the law and those who carry it out…Institutions are democratic not only in principle but in their ramifications…it is the majority that governs in the people’s name…that majority consists mainly of peaceful citizens who, whether by taste or interest, sincerely desire what is good for the country.” The American Revolution created a tidal wave of similar democratic activity in so many other places around the globe that the cause of liberty could no longer be contained by despotic governments.

“In democratic republics, the power that guides society is not stable, for it often changes hands, and goals. But wherever it turns its attention, its force is almost irresistible.” Continued on page 6...

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What America Means By Daniel B. Rundquist Continued from page 4...

The America of today is different that it was in 1831, of course. Back then we had low taxation and annual elections of our representatives. But even then, America was not without her flaws. We must remember always that our country is merely the “more perfect union” and not the perfect union. We may believe that God blessed us with His favor, but imperfect people rule the nation. Some of the very same issues we have today were not only evident in 1831, but the seeds of errors to come: “I have heard Americans speak of their homeland. I have met with true patriotism among the people; I have often searched for it in vain among their leaders.” It is all too often the case in America across all periods where our elected representatives seem to be out of step with the sensibilities and ideas of the citizens who elect them. On this topic alone I could also write chapters, but the hard evidence of such prolonged malfeasance is to be seen all around us and not a small result of the balance of the national debt today. When once we see that the laws of our nation have had a detrimental effect on the people we often turn to lawyers for assistance to navigate through the courts in an attempt to discover justice and restore liberty. And we cannot help but to notice that many of our candidates for elected office are also expensive lawyers. Americans, however, may not be best served in this way according to de Tocqueville. A lawyer himself, he explains how relying upon lawyers to uphold freedom in America could be a mistake: “What lawyers love above all is a life of order, and the greatest guarantee of order is authority. One must not forget, moreover, that while lawyers may prize liberty, they generally place a far higher value on legality. They are less afraid of tyranny than arbitrariness, and so long as the legislator himself sees to it that men are deprived of their independence, the lawyer is more or less content…The courts are the most visible of the organs that lawyers use to influence democracy.” This may be a difficult notion for Americans to receive from an outsider looking in. De Tocqueville’s view that the general outlook of lawyers (no offense to lawyers of present company intended) is at heart not overly concerned with the national preservation of liberty, and that they are dispassionate and even content with lawmakers eliminating it. This was at a time when lawyers dominated in congress and which might have been a concern to the electorate. Surely this negative description is not to be applied to every lawyer, and in fact the percentage of lawyers in congress is on a steady decline. In a recent study by Mr. Nick Robinson at Harvard Law School shows that, “In the mid-19th century almost 80% of members were lawyers. By the 1960s, under 60% were, and by 2016 less than 40%.” So if the notion of “too many lawyers in Congress” has kept you awake at night, rest easy. Is America now the “land of the free” whereby the modern definition is taken to understand that our government is the clearinghouse for our earnings, taking money from one citizen to give “free” things to someone else? Was this the vision of our Founders? De Tocqueville saw a danger in the evolution of a social state whose primary focus shifts away from its principles of personal liberty and instead only to personal gains by whatever means, legal or not: “When everyone is constantly seeking to change places, and all are free to enter a vast competitive arena, and riches are accumulated and dissipated in the blink of an eye under tumultuous conditions of democracy, the mind becomes acquainted with the idea of sudden and easy fortune and of great wealth easily won and lost, as well as with the image of chance in all its forms. The instability of the social state encourages the natural instability of human desires. Amid these perpetual fluctuations of fate, the present looms large; it hides the future, which fades from view, and men no longer wish to think about tomorrow.” Continued on page 8...

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What America Means By Daniel B. Rundquist Continued from page 6...

The worry that occurs when Americans stop thinking and planning for tomorrow is reflected in a dangerous decay of societal norms such as we are witnessing today. If America is to remain a nation at all, it is incumbent on its citizens to attempt in earnest to fix this problem. De Tocqueville saw far ahead of his time in 1831 as he continues to offer a solution for us: “Governments must strive to restore men’s taste for the future, which is no longer inspired by religion and the social state, and without saying so they must teach citizens the daily practical lesson that wealth, fame, and power are the rewards for work; that great success comes to those who sustain the desire for it over a long period of time; and that nothing durable is acquired without effort.” American society has in fact been teaching children just the opposite for at least two generations now. We hand out “participation trophies” in an errant attempt to prop up self-esteem. Now, our young citizens can no longer accept the flawed notion that success is something owed or given to them without effort and ability. For this we must equip them with the truth, the tools, and the drive to achieve that which will sustain the liberty of the United States of America for generations to come. Note: Read more from Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America. The Library of America series, ISBN 978-1-931082-54-5 Clearview Baptist Church will have VBS July 23-28 from 6:00-8:30pm. The theme is Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose. All ages welcome...nursery to adult classes. Supper and transportation will be provided. There will be great Bible lessons, music, games, crafts, and fun. Please call 828-499-2557 for more VBS information. Call 828-455-4020 to register for transportation. The church is located at 2455 Alfred Hartley Road, Lenoir.

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Senator Ballard selected for leadership program CENTERVILLE, MA (July 7, 2017)…Senator Deanna Ballard was selected to participate in the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program, sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. This prestigious program is held every year on the campus of the University of Virginia for a select group of state legislators who have been nominated by the Speaker of the House, President of the Senate or Minority Leader from their state. Leaders are asked to nominate one or more members who by their actions have demonstrated those qualities we associate with leadership—integrity, compassion, intelligence, vision, and common sense.

The goal of this program is to inspire these men and women to continued careers in public service. Class discussions will examine qualities and characteristics of leadership including: ethical leadership, the art of compromise and coalition building, and the philosophical underpinnings of representative democracy. The discussions will be lead by Professor Ed Freeman, the Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School. A distinguished UVA faculty along with Dr. Thomas Little, Curriculum Director of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, will join Dr. Freeman. Senator Ballard is one of only fifty state legislators chosen from a nationwide pool of over 200 outstanding nominees. As Stephen G. Lakis, President of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, has noted “These legislators represent the best in our legislative institutions, and are destined for future leadership roles in their state. Spending time with these up and coming leaders renews my confidence in our country’s great democratic experiment.”

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Peach lovers can expect good offering of late-variety fruit RALEIGH, NC (July 10, 2017)…Peach lovers across the state can expect to find plenty of peaches for homemade ice cream, cobblers or just eating fresh. While a late freeze affected many orchards across the state, growers from the mountains to the coast are reporting a good crop of late-variety freestone peaches. “It all depends on where the orchard is located,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Some orchards were hit harder by the late freeze, while others right down the road remained unaffected. Still, there should be plenty of peaches available throughout the state.” We Buy, Sell & Trade Tues thru Fri 9 to 5 Sat 9 to 1

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Some early variety clingstones will be available, but they will not be as plentiful as the mid- to lateseason freestone varieties. Many consumers enjoy freestones for the ease in which the flesh of the peach separates from the seed, making these varieties easy to enjoy as a snack. Freestone varieties are expected to be available until late August.

North Carolina growers produce more than two dozen varieties of peaches. The majority of peaches grown in the state are available directly from farmers. Consumers can search for farmers markets and roadside stands near them at The department encourages consumers to check with their local peach grower for availability and timing of their favorite varieties. North Carolina is home to more than 1,200 acres of peaches. In 2015, growers produced 5,290 tons of the fruit. More information about the state’s peach industry is available from the department’s website and Pooveys Chapel Baptist Church will have a church-wide yard/craft/bake sale on Saturday, July 22 from 7am to 3pm. The cost is $10 per spot (provide your own table and/or canopy). Additional $5 each to rent church table. Minimum of 20% of profit up to 100%. Money to be turned in to the church on Talent Sunday. Signup at the Welcome Center by July 5. If you have questions contact Kara 828-320-8725 or Beverly 828-292-3082.

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Dr. Herb Says….Stay healthy with nature Alkalize your pH Many health professionals believe that the pH balance in our bodies is very important. Some go further to clearly state that it is a matter of life and death. It is important, if not critical, for us to know the scientific and medical facts regarding how the human body functions, what affects its health and what we can do to keep it healthy. Knowledge is always increasing. What was believed and accepted as true fifty or a hundred years ago is not necessarily true and factual today. I know for some this is hard to accept and it is an arguable topic but it is essential that we expand, open up and educate our minds in grasping and accepting scientific and medical facts, evidences and results which don’t expose our bodies to health risks and don’t conflict with the word of God. What is meant by pH? PH is a figure expressing the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a numerical scale on which 7 is neutral. PH stands for power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered being neutral. A pH less than 7 is said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. So the pH level is a measure of your acid/alkaline balance in the body. Ideally in a healthy body, the pH of the blood should be about 7.385. Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, author of Water of Health, for Healing, for Life, explains that “from 7 to 14 on the pH scale is the alkaline range; 7 is less alkaline than 14. On the pH scale 7 is neutral, meaning optimum. Thus, pH of 7.4 of the interior of the cell denotes its natural, slightly alkaline state. This state promotes health because it is the state that best suits the enzymes that function inside the cell. They achieve optimum efficiency at this pH level. Adequate flow of water in and out of the cell keeps the cell interior in its health-maintaining alkaline state.” It is at the cellular level that our bodies live and die. The billions of cells in our bodies must maintain alkalinity, in order to function and stay alive. Having a proper pH balance in our bodies is crucial for our defense against diseases. Disease easily grows in an acidic body, which makes a condition favorable for the growth of bacteria, yeast, fungus, mold, viruses, and any other unwanted organisms. It appears that cancer has the tendency to strikes those with an over-acidic body. An acidic body is a sickness magnet. What we eat and drink will impact where our body’s pH level falls. Balance is everything! An acidic state causes a lack of oxygenation at the cellular level. When the pH level falls below 7.4, there is less than the maximum oxygen in the blood. Blood carries the maximum oxygen at pH7.4 (alkaline). Without proper oxygenation, unfriendly bacteria, mold, and viruses will prosper.

When the human body is in an acidic state, it will try to shield itself from the damaging effects by storing the acid in fat cells. The body tries to prevent the acid from damaging tissues. When the acid level is high in the body, calcium is also depleted. The body may make fat cells in order to store unwanted acid for its own protection. This process may save your vital organs from severe damage. By returning to a balanced pH level, you may lose unwanted fat cells. Continued on page 12... Sun 7 to 6 M-T 7 to 6

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature Alkalize your pH If the body is too acidic, one could start to experience feelings of imbalance including gas, constipation, bloating, acne, heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, mild headaches, gastritis, candida and frequent flus. Advanced symptoms of over-acidity include Crohn’s disease and possible cancer. If a person’s diet is largely composed of acid-forming foods like meats, fish, cheeses, breads, white flour foods, greasy dishes, chocolate, coffee, wine, beer and cigarettes etc., it is very likely they will have an over-acidic body. Eating a low-acid diet can help prevent and fight off disease by keeping inflammation inside the body, away. It is important to understand that our lungs, kidneys and other buffering systems, regulate the blood’s pH. The pH level in urine is also affected by what we eat but the lungs and kidneys regulate the pH of the blood. ROLE OF THE LUNGS The body uses the lungs to control blood pH, which involves the release of carbon dioxide from the lungs into the blood. Carbon dioxide, which is mildly acidic, is a waste product of the processing of oxygen. As such, cells constantly produce carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is excreted into the blood, which takes it to the lungs, where it is exhaled. As carbon dioxide accumulates in the blood, the pH of the blood decreases therefore the acidity increases. Also our brain regulates the amount of carbon dioxide that is exhaled by controlling the speed and depth of breathing. The amount of carbon dioxide exhaled increases as breathing becomes faster and deeper. Consequently, the pH of the blood increases. By adjusting the speed and depth of breathing, the brain and lungs are able to regulate the blood pH minute by minute. ROLE OF THE KIDNEYS The kidneys are able to affect blood pH by excreting excess acids or bases. The kidneys have some ability to alter the amount of acid or base that is excreted, but because the kidneys make these adjustments more slowly than the lungs do, this compensation generally takes several days. BUFFER SYSTEMS A third mechanism for controlling blood pH involves the use of buffer systems, which guard against sudden shifts in acidity and alkalinity. The pH buffer systems are combination of the body’s own naturally occurring weak acids and weak bases. The pH buffer systems work chemically to minimize by adjusting the proportion of acid and base.

Food is considered acidic or alkaline depending on its pH value so foods below seven are considered more acidic and foods above seven considered more alkaline. Alkaline foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables are broken down into short chain fatty acids that contain certain nutrients, which nourish and promote good bacteria in our intestines. These good bacteria help to decrease inflammation throughout our bodies. Processed foods, high protein foods and supplements, sodas, sweetened beverages along with refined sugar, flour and too much saturated animal fat can create an acidic environment in our gut. Continued on page 13...

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature Alkalize your pH High alkaline foods are good, not because they change the pH of the blood but because they promote good bacteria in the gut. The general recommendation to maintain a healthy pH is to eat eighty percent alkaline-forming foods and twenty percent acid-forming foods. However, it is important to take note of the fact that food’s acid or alkaline forming tendency in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. A food may itself be acidic, but it’s effect on the body may be to create an alkaline environment. For example, lemons and un-distilled Raw (unpasteurized) Organic Apple Cider Vinegar are very acidic, however the end products they produce after digestion and assimilation are very alkaline so lemons and raw organic Apple Cider Vinegar are alkaline forming in the body. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is the only vinegar that is alkaline-forming to the body. All other vinegars (white, balsamic, red wine, etc.) are acid forming. Meat will test alkaline before digestion, but it leaves a very acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is very acid forming. ALKALINE FORMING FOODS There is no perfect diet in this present system that we live in, but perhaps the diet that is best for longevity and staving off disease is an alkaline diet. Diets consisting of highly alkaline foods like fresh vegetables, fruits and unprocessed plant-based sources of protein, for example, result in a more alkaline urine pH level, which helps protect healthy cells and balance essential mineral levels. An alkaline diet has been shown to help prevent plaque formation in blood vessels, stop calcium from accumulating in urine, prevent kidney stones, build stronger bones, reduce muscle wasting or spasm, among other things. Let us remember that the pH of a food before you eat it is less important than what it turns into once it’s inside your body. Too much acid tends to be common problem because of the high rates at which people eat animal protein, sugar, and processed grains, as well as the higher rates of prescription drug use. In Genesis Chapter One, we clearly see that the simple diet God gave to humanity was an alkaline diet: “And God said, “See, I have given you every tree whose fruit yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.” Genesis 1:29” It seems obvious that God was instituting, at creation, the diet that is best for us. We know that the human body has degenerated and become less efficient in digesting wholesome foods due to intemperance, ignorance and sinful practices. Some of us have inherited digestive weaknesses and ailments due to abuse and unhealthy practices from our ancestors in the past. However, there are some things we can do to stimulate and promote health, one being to partake of an alkaline diet. The alkaline diet is a healthy alternative. Eating more fruits and vegetables, alone with curbing our taste for refined carbohydrate, sugars, and if possible eliminating diary intake, may help balance pH levels within the body. A balanced pH level may easily reduce daily issues and may even lower the possibility of certain longterm health risks. Sun 7 to 6 M-T 7 to 6

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature Fiber Fiber is the part of food that passes through the body undigested. It absorbs, cleans, and removes toxins as it goes through. Fiber does not have any nutrients. It helps to keep waste flowing through and out of the body. Fiber is only found in a vegetation diet. A good diet should consist of thirty grams of fiber a day, or about on ounce. Adding fiber to the diet has helped people with blood sugar problems, cholesterol, heart, gall bladder, and many less serious problems such as skin conditions, allergies, and headaches. Most people are eating a high fat, high protein diet, with low fiber, which is causing many health problems. Toxins, parasites, yeast, bacteria, can settle in the intestinal tract when a person has a low fiber intake. The colon is related to all body systems and can cause diseases in the body if not kept clean with fiber. Fiber is like a washcloth going through the colon. If your diet is high in complex carbohydrates, which is high in fiber, you will have less sickness, if it is high in proteins, especially animal, less fiber, the more bacteria, more sickness.

Rutin Bioflavonoids (flavonoids) are a class of water-soluble plant pigments. The flavonoid Rutin is a flavonol glycoside comprised of the flavonol Quercetin and the disaccharide Rutinose. Flavonoids provide much of the flavor and color in fruits, vegetables, berries and flowers. The flavonoid Rutin is found in a wide range of foods such as the white material just beneath the peel of citrus fruits, in peppers, buckwheat and currants. Other rich sources of Rutin include black tea and apple peels. While they are not considered essential, some bioflavonoids do support health as an antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antihistaminic and antiviral agents. The human body cannot produce bioflavonoids, so they must be supplied in the diet. Rutin may help strengthen capillaries, the management of venous edema, protect against some toxins, glaucoma and hay fever. It may help to form collagen in connective tissue, to help heal wounds, bruising and support a healthy immune system. Rutin strengthens veins and arteries giving relief to varicosity. Supplementation may be beneficial toward diminishing unsightly bruises, spider veins, and relief for hemorrhoids, pain management for poor leg circulation and for restless leg syndrome.

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On exhibit at the Museum in Granite Falls GRANITE FALLS, NC (June 25, 2017)‌The Granite Falls History Committee has decided to keep Bank of Granite memorabilia on exhibit at the Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum through Sunday, August 20, 2017. In addition, there will be copies of The Granite Falls Press available for visitors to read. Located at 107 Falls Avenue in Granite Falls, the museum is open on Saturdays from noon until 4 pm and on Sundays from 2 until 4 pm. It will be closed the weekend of July 1st and 2nd for the Fourth of July and the weekend of September 2nd and 3rd for Labor Day. Private tours during the week may be arranged by calling the Town of Granite Falls Office at (828) 396-3131.

The History Committee is planning to feature the histories of churches in the Granite Falls area during the month of September. Displays may include photos, history books, vintage literature, logo material, old offering plates/other items used in worship, videos, minutes of business meetings, etc. Churches wishing to set up an exhibit may call Linda Crowder at (828) 396-1066 for more information. The museum is located in the former home of Andrew Baird, an early settler and contemporary of General William Lenoir. Baird built his home shortly after General Lenoir built Fort Defiance. The museum website,, contains more information about the museum and the history of Granite Falls.

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“Movies with Mike� The Monoculture was Diverse! by Mike Holsclaw (July 5th, 2017) One of our local radio stations has started to re-broadcast "Casey Kasem's American Top 40", and, of late, they've been counting down the weeks of 1973. Whenever I'm out and about on Saturday at midday, I always try to tune in on my car radio, especially since the seventies was one of my favorite musical decades. The last several times I've listened, I was struck by a surprising fact: the musical scene of the 1970's was a lot less homogenized than we may remember. Within any given thirty-minute span, on successive Saturdays, I found myself listening to Dr. John, Marvin Hamlisch, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Pink Floyd, Donny Osmond, and Barry White. Of course, Rap and Hip Hop didn't exist as separate genres yet, but Soul and Rhythm and Blues were well represented as was Pop, Bubble gum Pop, Rock, Country, Love Ballads and Novelty Songs. As a matter of fact, the playlist for a typical week in 1973 was amazingly wide ranging; when you compare the variety of music the culture at large was listening to then with the "narrowcasting" and niche marketing of today, our musical landscape feels impoverished by comparison. Unless you go out of your way to do so, it's not a simple thing to find a format that casually combines all these genres; it's much more common for a broadcaster to focus on one style to the exclusion of everything else; unless you surf the dial, you would never guess how many different kinds of music still exists.

The truth of the matter is that the seventies have been unfairly maligned; conventional wisdom has it that, in the bad old days, there was a scarcity of choice because the powers that be enforced a type of pop culture hegemony; with only three major television networks, four or five movie studios, and a majority of radio stations with only a forty or fifty mile broadcast radius (at least during the day), everyone watched the same tv shows, went to the same movies, and listened to the same music. Cultural anthropologists refer to this as the era of the monoculture, a legendary time of oppressive blandness that was only alleviated by the advent of the digital age, its praises be sung! Or, at least, this is the popular narrative that many people subscribe to; the reality was a little more nuanced. It’s true that, from a strictly statistical perspective, the seventies were less diverse than today, at least as far as a full-fledged representation of people of color, women, or non-traditional sexual identity was concerned but, just because these folk were under-represented doesn't mean that they were held in contempt; liberation movements of various sorts were beginning to acquire serious momentum at this point and a sea change in (white) people's attitudes was starting to be reflected in popular entertainment - Norman Lear, in particular was beginning to create sitcoms that showed a more variegated populace and society, both ethnically and in other ways. With his creation of "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons", for instance, he pushed the door open even wider than Diahann Carroll's "Julia" had done in the 1960's. On a personal note, I think the fact that "Good Times" was one of the favorite sitcoms of a 12-year-old white kid (me) growing up in a mountain town where, because of a quirk of geography, there were practically no people of color, shows just what a positive impact his efforts were having. As a matter of fact, I think that the pop culture of that day, particularly the television shows, made the point again and again that bigotry and race prejudice were things that only stupid, unenlightened people indulged in. The lesson may not have stuck with all of the audience but I can attest that it helped me to appreciate and practice tolerance as an important value from very early on. Continued on page 18...

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Monoculture was Diverse! by Mike Holsclaw (July 5th, 2017) Continued from page 16...

Of course, most of you probably know me well enough at this point to know that I view American popular culture primarily through the prism of film and, when we turn to Seventies cinema, my thesis really starts to pop; whereas today, we basically come in two cultural varieties, Red and Blue, in the movies of the seventies, every hue of the rainbow, from magenta to purple, and every shade in between, was expressed, at least as far as opinions and perspectives were concerned. This was the era of the America New Wave in film and the creators of that new wave were obstinately committed to the idea of the individual. Concomitant to that idea was an ideal; American films were finally going to try and present a version of reality that was more authentic than the sanitized vision Hollywood had offered in previous times; as a result, a greater variety of American lives and points of view were finally presented. Sometimes these new perspectives were brutal or not very pretty, but they were almost always bracing in their realism, and, overall, that was a good thing. As part of this new devotion to the real, film makers of the period also began showing more of the noncaucasian inhabitants of America; as mentioned before, the number of roles for minorities and women at this point were relatively small but, like Spencer Tracy once said of Katherine Hepburn, what there was was "cherce". Whether it was "The Last Detail�, � Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore", "Looking for Mr. Goodbar", or "Carwash", black actors and women were finally able to perform in roles that were three-dimensional and full of texture and nuance. Also, even though Dustin Hoffman wasn't Native American, "Little Big Man" did provide some juicy roles to actors who were, particularly Chief Dan George, who, along with his performance in "Harry and Tonto", became one of the most memorable presences in seventies cinema. Plus, we shouldn't forget that this was also the glory days of "blaxploitation" films; the production values were sometimes crude and the performances overly broad but, because of "Shaft" and "Superfly", for instance, Richard Roundtree and Ron O'Neal became bonafide sensations, both in black society and in the larger culture in general. So, to believe that it's only since the birth of the internet and the twilight of cable television that diversity in pop culture has truly begun is to sell earlier periods short; as a matter of fact, I might be willing to make the contrarian argument that, in some respects, those earlier times were better. Today, if we like, we can each craft our own little bubble universes of entertainment and need never encounter something we don't like. The downside of that autonomy, though, is that we also never accidentally encounter something we didn't know that we liked before we stumbled upon it. We've taken randomness out of the equation but we've also eliminated serendipity. At least when there were less options we wound up sampling bits and pieces of lots of things we didn't know anything about in advance; as is always the case, lots of this stuff was crap, but I can also testify that I discovered many things by chance that ultimately became rich sources of satisfaction. I don't want to start sounding too much like the cranky old guy who stands at the top of his porch steps and tells the kids to stay off his lawn but I would politely suggest that you might want to stop slavishly consulting Netflix and Hulu about giving you even more of the same (just slightly different) and find some way to randomly graze the pop culture landscape. Maybe you could visit an older relative who still has cable and do some mindless channel surfing or, if you really wanted to be outre', you could visit a Barnes & Noble or Best Buy and aimlessly browse! Whatever it takes, I urge you to revisit the monocultural offerings of our rich, shared past; try it, you might like it! Learn more about classic films and enjoy the magic of movies at Movies with Mike. Held the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00pm downstairs at the Lenoir Library. This program is free and popcorn is provided! For more information, please call 828-728-4207. Caldwell County Public Library website:

Thursday, July 13, 2017




Thursday, July 13, 2017

Western Piedmont Symphony Announces Their 53rd Season HICKORY, NC (July 6, 2017)…The Symphony is pleased to announce their 53rd season. Under the baton of Maestro John Gordon Ross, the award-winning Western Piedmont Symphony will perform many of your classical favorites. For example, George Gerswhin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Freddie Mercury’s Bohemian Rhapsody, and the beautiful Ode to Joy, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. The 53rd season is also bittersweet. Maestro Ross will be retiring from WPS after 27 years of musical direction. It is fitting that Ode to Joy was performed in 1991, his first season, and will again be performed in his last Masterworks performance with the WPS orchestra. This upcoming season has been dedicated to Maestro Ross to honor him for his outstanding dedication to WPS and surrounding regions. There will be many events throughout the season to pay tribute to the many accomplishments of Maestro Ross. MASTERWORKS SERIES October 7, 2017 Masterworks I: featuring Michael Lewin, Piano November 4, 2017 Masterworks II: featuring the Western Piedmont Symphony February 3, 2018 Masterworks III: featuring Gregory Knight, Piano March 3, 2018 Masterworks IV: featuring Dmitri Pogorelov, Violin April 14, 2018 Masterworks V: featuring Hickory Choral Society, Lenoir Rhyne A Cappella Choir and the CVCC Chamber Singers Masterworks I, III, IV & V are held at P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University beginning at 7:30 pm. The first Masterworks II performance, a family concert, will be held at 3 pm in the Drendel Auditorium. The main performance will begin at 7:30 pm.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Western Piedmont Symphony Announces Their 53rd Season The Good Word from the Bible ...a weekly Inspirational Message for today’s life-styles...

Isaiah 64:6 “We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness’s are as filthy rags.” So, we need to be born again. When you are born again you are created with a new element of life and power. Christ lives in you now. Old things pass away and all things become new. Ask Christ to come in, and live in your heart. And, as you receive Christ into your life, you walk in Him, and He lives and walks in you. Jesus has to be living in you here, before you can go to Heaven. Being born again is a must have experience for all those who will go to Heaven. It is necessary to be born again, because a sinful, selfish nature will not go to Heaven. Satan had a nature that said, “I will exalt myself,” and he was put out of Heaven. We were born with a carnal, sinful nature that is naturally selfish, and bent towards sin. Our nature has to be changed, and bent toward righteousness. The righteousness has to be Christ’s righteousness. We cannot give ourselves, or no one else, but Jesus can give us righteousness. We come to Jesus by faith, and we live everyday by faith of Jesus. Jesus is the vine, we are the branches. People say, “it is hard to be a Christian.” How hard is it for a branch, connected to the vine to produce fruit. So, if it is hard to be a Christian, maybe it is because you are not stepping out of the way, and letting Jesus live in you.

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Chamber Classics I September 30, 2017 Chamber Classics II January 20, 2018 Chamber Classics III February 17, 2018 Chamber Classics IV March 31, 2018 The Tesla Quartet will also perform in the popular Soup, Salad & Strings luncheon series on September 22, 2017 and April 6, 2018 at 11:45 am in the Keiser Community Room. Season and individual tickets are available now. Save time and money with a season subscription. All subscription and single tickets can be purchased online at or contact the symphony box office at 828.324.8603 from 10am-2pm, M-F. The Western Piedmont Symphony is a grant recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council and a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Business offices are located on the SALT Block at 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory. Box office hours are 10:00 am until 2:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Public Should Be Aware of Scammers Claiming to be with the SBI RALEIGH, NC (July 11, 2017)…The State Bureau of Investigation has learned that the SBI’s main phone number, 919-662-4500, is being used in a scam asking for money. The public should know that the SBI would never solicit money from a private citizen. “Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent spoofing of a phone number,” said SBI Assistant Director Chris Laws who oversees the agency’s Information Technology section. “In the event, you receive such a call, simply hang up.” The SBI provides expert criminal investigative assistance to local law enforcement agencies when requested by police, sheriffs, district attorneys or judges. The agency also has original jurisdiction in cases such as drug and arson investigations, election law violations, gambling, child sexual abuse in day care centers, computer crimes against children and crimes involving state property.

Thursday, July 13, 2017


Filing began for Caldwell County Municipal Elections July 7 LENOIR, NC (June 27, 2017),…The Caldwell County Board of Elections began accepting filing in July for the 2017 municipal elections. Filing began at noon on Friday, July 7 and will end at noon on Friday, July 21. To file, you must be a registered voter in the municipality in which you live. Filing fees are $5. The 2017 Caldwell County Municipal elected offices open for filing for candidacy are: Lenoir City Council 1. Three (3) regular council seats (Ike Perkins, David Stevens and Chrissy Thomas) The Village of Cedar Rock 1. Three (3) regular council seats (Bill Johnson, Pam Mayberry and Sharon Schmidt) Town of Rhodhiss 1. Mayor (Rick Justice) 2. Two (2) council seats (Dean Isenhour and Mike Phillips) Town of Granite Falls 1. Mayor (Barry Hayes) 2. Three (3) regular council seats (Dr. Carol Burns, Marc Church and Martin Townsend) Town of Hudson 1. Mayor (Janet Winkler) 2. Two (2) regular council seats (Tony Colvard and David Irvin) Town of Cajah’s Mountain 1. Mayor (Ronnie Setzer) 2. One (1) council seats (Lloyd Robbins) Town of Sawmills 1. Mayor (Joe Wesson) 2. Two (2) council seats (Gerelene Belvins and Reed Lingerfelt) Town of Gamewell 1. Mayor (Hunter “Pedro” Crump) 2. Two (2) council seats (Wilford Beane and Mike Kent) Town of Blowing Rock 1. Mayor (J.B. Lawrence) 2. Three (3) council seats (Doug Matheson, Ray Picket and Sue Sweeting) The 2017 Municipal Election will be on Tuesday, November 7.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017


Caldwell Journal 07 13 2017  
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