Meet the marching band elite: Drum Corps

The summer sun is blazing high and hot onto the field. The stands hold hundreds of people, their faces blurred by the summer heat and the distance. She’s exhausted, having spent the day riding in a bus filled with people, and spending the night sleeping on an air mattress in a gym filled to bursting […]

Sue Simkiss: Survivor

One in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society’s data from 2013. My mother, Sue Simkiss at age 56 is now the 1 in 8. She was watching the morning news in early May 2013 when the anchor said that a local Belk store would be […]