A Heart Like Norma

Communication Action Agency case worker retires after decades of service For almost 5 decades, scriptures inspired Norma Harvey’s work with the Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited…

Safe & Warm

Tips to use a space heater safely and efficiently The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that space heaters cause more than 1,700 house fires every year. When used incorrectly, space heaters can be a fire hazard and also result in energy bills that send a chill down your spine. If you are planning to…

Christmas Art Contest

What better way to kick off the holiday season than our Christmas Art Contest? NAEC was overwhelmed with many original pieces of artwork from local children. Choosing a winner was difficult because all the entries were wonderful. This year’s winning cover entry was created by Hunter Garner, a fourth grader at Bridgeport Elementary. Enjoy the artwork!

Homegrown

White Peake Market In Woodville Offers Local Produce and Products In 2019, Huntsville residents Mary Peake and her husband, Kirk, purchased a farm in Woodville. The couple had long wanted to own land and they knew this was the right place when they found it. Mary’s mother, Sally White, always had a green thumb, so…

On Watch

Veterans service in Vietnam documented Army Cpl. Ronald Lovelace held his M16 rifle as he looked across the open field toward North Vietnam. Early morning mist rose from the scorched earth. Fires smoldered, and the haze sil- houetted barren trees against the bleak skyline of the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, which was declared a safe,…

Fruits of a Family’s Labor

Business ripens each season at Crow Mountain Orchard As a child, Brett Wyse spent summers at Crow Mountain Orchard, helping his grandparents bag and sell apples. To this day, he cherishes his memories of playing among the trees in his free time. Now, the third-generation fruit grower and his wife, Jenny, continue building the legacy…

Enriching the Future

Program offers children new and exciting experiences This summer, students at Stevenson Middle School got a head start on learning leading into the new school year thanks to Alabama’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program. “It’s such a wonderful program because the funding is wonderful,” says Dionne Sartin. “It was designed to bring more…

Singing River Trail

Trailblazers

The Singing River Trailhead Will Be in Bridgeport John Kvach, Executive Director of the Singing River Trail, says it’s time to dream big in Alabama. The Singing River Trail will stretch from Bridgeport to the Shoals. When completed, the 200-plus-mile trail system will be much more than just a typical greenway like those found in…

Reenactors in uniform firing muskets

Living History

Reenactment Scheduled at Fort Harker The 18th Alabama/63rd Ohio Infantry will host a reenactment of the Skirmish at Fort Harker on October 1 and 2. The battle portion of the event will take place on Saturday, but the camp will open at 9 a.m. on both days and offer visitors demonstrations of what life was…

Full Steam Ahead

Woodville Public Library Director Has Heart for Community It’s a Tuesday morning, and Alyssa Cosby can’t wait to get to work. She slides her key in the lock, opens the door, turns on the lights and readies the Woodville Public Library for another day. This routine isn’t new to Cosby. In fact, she’s been walking…