Prepared To Fight

| faces, features, hometown hero, Winter 2021 | No Comments
When Dr. Frederick Kam was 9 years old living in Trinidad, West Indies, his mother became seriously ill after a hysterectomy, developing complications with concerns she was going to die.…

The Journey Back

| faces, features, Winter 2021 | No Comments
The last thing Cole Burton remembers about May 24, 2018, was standing on the cliffs at Vulcan in Birmingham, Ala. looking down over the city. He remembers seeing the UAB…

Band of Brothers

| features, Winter 2021 | No Comments
Inspired by a band of gypsies one Saturday night in November 2017, Web, Palmer, Hank and Barrett began talking about music with  their father, Will Blackmon, after watching a YouTube…

Leading With Love

| art, features, hometown hero, Winter 2021 | No Comments
When Marion Sankey and her husband Larry moved to Opelika, she felt the area needed a celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that involved children. Marion founded the…

Remembering a Legend

| Fall 2020, features, hometown hero, sports | No Comments
Legendary Football Coach Pat Dye could e had his pick of incredible home. Yet, when the time came to retire from the game he so cherished, he confirmed that the…

Determination and Heart

| Fall 2020, sports | No Comments
In the winter of 2001, then Auburn football Coach Joe Whitt headed to Columbia, SC. He needed to talk to high school senior Travis Williams about his future at Auburn.…

Frontline Leadership

| faces, Fall 2020 | No Comments
When Laura Grill was growing up, she had a strong desire to help others. She knew at an early age she wanted to attend nursing school and work in a…

Staycation Treasures Close to Home

| Fall 2020, getaways & day trips | No Comments
While many travel plans have been put on hold this year, now is the perfect time to explore the sites, attractions and awardwinning restaurants in East Alabama. Historic downtown Opelika…

Garden Getaway

| design, Fall 2020, In the Garden | No Comments
When Emily and Mel Smyth feel the need for a getaway from their house or a change of scenery, they don’t have to pack or drive long distances. They simply…

Coming Home

| faces, Fall 2020 | No Comments
Auburn-Opelika is home to nearly157, 000 people. Can you believe that? There is growth in every direction. It’s easy to see new houses popping up everywhere and businesses thriving. But…