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Francisco News

So…have you ever wondered why God created kudzu? It’s annoying, it’s irritating and everyone in Stokes County knows it’s plentiful. Now, kudzu finally has a purpose. Local Stokes County artist, Pamela Buchanan, uses this unending […]

Weddings

Lloyd – Kent

Brittney Kaye Lloyd and Joel Tyler Kent of Charlotte were married at 6 p.m. on May 28 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, N.C. The Rev. Alan Paschal officiated the outdoor ceremony. The bride […]

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The Garden Plot

The glossy beauty of summer begonias – The shiny round leaves of the unusual begonia is worth planting every summer, but the tiny delicate white, pink, red, and deep rose flowers that continually bloom all […]

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The Garden Plot

Starting tomato plants from seed to prepare for a late autumn harvest – You can start seed this week for late summer tomato plants to prepare the way for the late, late, autumn tomatoes that […]

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The Garden Plot

The ferns of summer cool off the scene – Any porch or deck seems cooler when adorned with containers or baskets of lush, green ferns. Green is the coolest of colors and ferns in the […]

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The Garden Plot

Setting out sweet and hot pepper plants – Peppers, both hot and sweet are tropical in their nature and warm May nights will promote their growth. You can choose from sweet bells such as California […]

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The Garden Plot

Saint Dunstan’s Day arrives Saturday – Could he be the last harbinger of cool spring temperatures? Saturday, May 19, 2018 is known as Saint Dunstan’s Day. It is said that on his day, we can […]

Engagements

Mabe – Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Timmy Mabe of Lawsonvillle are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessie Denise Mabe to Tanner Gray Williams, son of Nathan and Sherry Williams of Germanton, North Carolina. Ms. Mabe […]

Engagements

Denise – Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Timmy Mabe of Lawsonvillle are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessie Denise to Tanner Gray Williams, son of Nathan and Sherry Williams of Germanton, North Carolina. Ms. Mabe is […]

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Francisco News

Francisco Operations (formerly Francisco Elementary School) had their Open House last Friday. Anxious friends, neighbors, guests and candidates filed through even before it was scheduled to begin. Mark Black, owner, highlighted accomplishments such as hiring […]

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The Garden Plot

Here’s hoping April’s Swan Song is a few warm showers – There are only four days remaining in the month of April and what more beautiful way to say goodbye to this wonderful months is […]

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The Garden Plot

April showers and umbrellas – The month can bring all kinds of surprises and can even include a little bit of snow, but only enough to melt your heart or bring a burst of excitement. […]

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The Garden Plot

Getting ready for a Four o’clock season – The cool soil of April days is ready to receive the tough barrel shaped seeds of the colorful four o’clock‘s. You can purchase these flowers in packets […]