Featured Articles: May 2019

A baby grand gets to play another day at the Smithfield Senior Center

By Brittni Henderson About a year before his passing, H. Elton Dexter shared a very interesting surprise with his family. The highly talented musician recorded himself singing and playing piano, compiling enough tunes to fill 14 CD’s. On the anniversary of his death in March a year later, Dexter’s son Brad said that he can…

A Joyous Little Mermaid Delights Audiences of All Ages at Smithfield High

By Marilyn Busch From the opening notes of the The Little Mermaid’s overture to the ebullient final curtain call, Smithfield High School’s annual musical delivered a joyous and energetic two hours of theater to delighted houses the weekend of March 8-10, 2019. Under the inspired direction of SHS Choral Director Katherine Young, the student production…

How many know that the Easter Bunny was originally a hare?

Forgotten Folktales of Easter By Jim Ignasher OK, by a show of hands, how many know why colored eggs, rabbits, and baby chicks, are symbolic of Easter? Or why the lily flower bows its head? And why do we give Easter baskets filled with candy? After all, isn’t Easter a religious holiday? Perhaps you’ve never…

Inside Town Government: The Greenville Public Library

By Ron Scopelliti Driving into the parking lot of the Greenville Public Library, the torn-up pavement immediately tells you that change is on the horizon. But for library director Dorothy Swain, change has been a constant since she started as a part-time reference librarian in Greenville 30 years ago. Though the library has a collection…

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