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Angela's Top Picks


The Paper’s 32 pages are filled with great local stories, making it hard to know where to begin. If you haven’t yet read your June 15 edition, here are my picks to get you started. - AKC 

Mixing family and business can be complicated.

Read how the Sossoman Family began Sossoman Funeral Home in 1949 and now the fifth generation in the Kirksey family is leading Sossoman into its 75th anniversary. 

Why did the City lose the Bella Vino case? 

Plenty of questions remain including why Emmanuel Manolakas’s Ohio convictions weren’t introduced in the case and whether a new trial might be granted

Teens have a lot more on their minds than the latest TikTok craze.

Christopher Pedro introduces us to the delightful Guatemalan cuisine at Mi Pai. Henry Beall dives into how human ingenuity can solve the climate crisis. And our newest teen columnist, Francisco Risso-Hemstreet, writes about Oak Hills Community Park as a valuable resource. 

It is possible to turn your life around. 

Be inspired by how Dunntavis Hill found direction after getting in trouble during his early teen years. The staff at Hallyburton Academy and a compassionate neighbor helped him realize his dream of owning his own business. 

A local man has been appointed to serve and protect Glen Alpine.

 Shane Trull, born and raised in the small town, is now its interim police chief. He brings to the role his deep community connections and broad experience in the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.