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ACA Health Coverage at Regional Lifestyle Fair

ROCKY MOUNT, VA — The February 15 deadline for signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is quickly approaching. That’s why on Saturday, Jan. 24, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital (CFMH), in partnership with Commonwealth Covered will help community members sign up for health insurance coverage. The Regional Lifestyle Health Fair, which includes health screenings and health information, will be held at the Franklin County Public Library at 355 Franklin Street in Rocky Mount from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Continue reading ACA Health Coverage at Regional Lifestyle Fair

Internalizing the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Turtle Talk

“All men have been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization,” begins the first chapter of a priceless booklet of “Reflections” on verses from the Baha’i Teachings that begins with “The Purpose of Life.”

In the Holy Bible we also read, “To everything there is a season, and a time for every go here purpose under the heavens. (Ecles: 3:1). Most orators emphasize the time aspect of this passage but let’s dwell a bit on the purpose–of everything under the heavens which, when misunderstood inevitably results in misuse and in all probability, abuse–our individual lives in particular no exception. Continue reading Internalizing the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

New Understandings


Did you have a good Christmas? A happy new year? I can’t tell you how many times I have asked or been asked this question over the last few weeks. Responses vary, but they most often include, “I’m glad the hectic holidays are behind me so things can get back to normal.” And it’s true—the holidays can be filled with many stresses, but they also bring great opportunity. As we embark on a new year together, we have a chance to revise our personal and collective lives. Continue reading New Understandings

Guest Commentary

by Kim Keating 

This past weekend I went with friends to see Selma, a new film which chronicles the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., during the Civil Rights movement in 1964, which prompted President Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act that same year. The film was a poignant and honest story of the brave and dedicated men and women who risked their lives in the fight for equal rights. Continue reading Guest Commentary