It should be as easy as wearing a mask, right?

Opinion | July 8th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By the time you read this column, more than 130,000 Americans will have died due to COVID-19. In late May and early June, it looked like we had left the pandemic’s worst days behind us. But the past two weeks have seen new cases and hospitalizations skyrocket as Florida, Texas, California and other states across […]

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Her adjustment to Zoom music lessons an overall success

Arts | July 3rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear When the coronavirus pandemic began, many local musicians and music teachers were devastated and/or depressed for obvious reasons, but creative people are resilient and find ways to cope and adjust to new circumstances. Take West Mt. Airy resident Rachel Cama Nemer, 39, for example, who has been a journalist, singer, teacher, cellist […]

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Local teens plan for summer changed by COVID-19

News | June 25th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Alexa Leckrone With vacations cancelled and summer sports tournaments postponed, many teenagers are scrambling to make plans for this unique summer. The social distance restrictions have eased but have not been eradicated, and many businesses and entertainment hubs still have their doors shuttered. How are local teens going to get through the long summer […]

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Jenks teacher makes online learning fun

Schools | June 5th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak It’s okay if you don’t know all the answers. It’s a lesson Terrance Tolbert, 34, a 5th-grade teacher at Jenks Academy of Arts and Science tries to convey to his students and their parents. “As a kid growing up, I always had questions about everything,” he said. “Then, I went to […]

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