Some excellent questions came into the Caldwell Extension Center this week, and I’d like to share three of them with you. I hope you find these questions and their answers helpful. If you have a specific question not answered here, please contact the Caldwell Extension Center.

Mother’s Day weekend is upon us, and it is certain to be fraught with emotion. Depending on your circumstance, it a time of joyful celebration, a day of grief and disappointment, or a bittersweet season of mixed feelings. It may be all three at once — an emotional hurricane of sorts.

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Property transfersThe following property transfers were recorded by the Caldwell County Register of Deeds April 23-29. Where there is a price, it is based on the excise tax assessed. A transfer without a sale has no tax, so no price listed.

A phone accessory that began appearing in April on the shelves of about 3,000 Wal-Mart stores across the nation was invented by a North Carolina college student who thought she saw a need for it.

With my busy schedule, I confess to cooking the same seven dinners nearly every week, simple family- pleasers requiring little planning, like Friday night pizza. Seeking a little variety, I recently added stir-fry to the rotation and it’s become one of my favorites.

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Property transfersThe following property transfers were recorded by the Caldwell County Register of Deeds April 9-15. Where there is a price, it is based on the excise tax assessed. A transfer without a sale has no tax, so no price listed.

Warm days, hands-on experiences and lots of learning await youth who register for a Caldwell County 4-H Summer Exploring program. 4-H is a youth development organization serving young people ages 5-18.