Finding Hope by Michele Brown

Second Chances with all the FEELS This was an amazing story. I started crying with the opening sentence and found myself laughing, crying and falling in love with these characters. As the mother of a former soldier who served two tours in Afghanistan, this story touched my heart right from the beginning. I thought Michele handled the PTSD and the main character, Jackson’s loss of … Continue reading Finding Hope by Michele Brown

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes When I first started working for the Pamlico News it was just in time for the Viet Nam Veteran’s Homecoming in Charlotte, North Carolina. In preparations for attending the homecoming with my father-in-law, I did several interviews with veterans of the Viet Nam War. The men and women I spoke to were from every branch of service. They told stories that could make … Continue reading Unsung Heroes

Fourth of July

As the Fourth of July nears, I have been thinking of what it means to me. As a child, the Fourth was about fire works and watermelons, cook-outs and fun. It wasn’t until I was in college that I learned more of what it cost our forefathers to declare our independence. Many of those who fought for our freedom never recouped their losses. They lost … Continue reading Fourth of July