Peter Landesman, a screenwriter, film director, producer, journalist, novelist and painter, said, “Fourteenth- and 15th-century drawings are almost unheard-of. As a result, they generate jealous desire among dealers and curators. Museums in particular value rarity and pedigree more than attr…

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for four years. I have never been married before, and my wife, “Gertrude,” was divorced when we married.

Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote, “If he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and vice, why, Sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons.” Fair enough, assuming you don’t — in a modern setting — forget what is in the dishwasher.

My Chinese fortune cookie message the other day was, “Everyone around you is rooting for you. Don’t give up!” So, reluctantly, I picked up my spoon and absolutely forced down the rest of my caramelized banana fritters with vanilla ice-cream!

HERMITAGE – A summer open house Tuesday will introduce prospective students to BC3 @ LindenPointe’s selection of 16 associate degree and certificate programs, its affordability compared to other regional colleges and universities and the transferability of its credits. 

HERMITAGE – When soldiers Sgt. Keiuffer Ritter and Capt. Erin Funkhouser heard about the Bill Rudge Ministries Ultimate Challenge Obstacle Course in Hermitage, they were pleased to learn that Rudge would to take Army recruits through the course. Funkhouser stated that the recruits get to wor…

Hermitage native and salutatorian from Hickory High School Dr. Cindy Amundsen presented two research projects recently at the British Association of Urologic Surgeons virtual annual meeting, according to a press release.

FARRELL – The Farrell Wolves Club Den IV held its 68th annual scholarship award banquet on June 22 at the Farrell Italian Home for eight recipients. These 2021 graduates received scholarships and certificates, which were presented by club member Michael Yeatts:

Although its luncheon was again canceled because of the pandemic, The Mercer County Frontiers Club was still able to present scholarships to 11 high school seniors and to give its annual Community Service Award.


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INDIAN FALLS, Calif. — California’s largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in remote areas with limited access for firefighters, as numerous other fires gained strength and threatened property across the U.S. West.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats announced late Tuesday that they'd reached a budget agreement envisioning spending an enormous $3.5 trillion over the coming decade, paving the way for their drive to pour federal resources into climate change, health care and family-service programs sought…


Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Chance of Rain: 15%

Sunrise: 06:13:35 AM

Sunset: 08:42:31 PM

Humidity: 65%

Wind: NW @ 6mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy this evening followed by increasing clouds with showers developing after midnight. Low 64F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

Thunderstorms. Potential for severe thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 84%

Sunrise: 06:14:31 AM

Sunset: 08:41:28 PM

Humidity: 88%

Wind: SW @ 11mph

UV Index: 6 High

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 62F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s.

Chance of Rain: 22%

Sunrise: 06:15:29 AM

Sunset: 08:40:25 PM

Humidity: 67%

Wind: NNW @ 12mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Friday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 51F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 7%

Sunrise: 06:16:26 AM

Sunset: 08:39:19 PM

Humidity: 60%

Wind: W @ 6mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Saturday Night

A few clouds. Low around 60F. Winds light and variable.

Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

Chance of Rain: 45%

Sunrise: 06:17:24 AM

Sunset: 08:38:12 PM

Humidity: 76%

Wind: W @ 10mph

UV Index: 8 Very High

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy. Low 56F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

Chance of Rain: 18%

Sunrise: 06:18:22 AM

Sunset: 08:37:04 PM

Humidity: 64%

Wind: NNW @ 7mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Monday Night

Mostly clear skies. Low near 55F. Winds light and variable.

Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s.

Chance of Rain: 15%

Sunrise: 06:19:21 AM

Sunset: 08:35:54 PM

Humidity: 60%

Wind: NNE @ 6mph

UV Index: 9 Very High

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 57F. Winds light and variable.


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