Cuenca’s churches: a history of faith

As travelers or dwellers, we have all felt a city’s heart beat in tune with ours. Breathing in a new place is a unique type of falling in love, an inner rapture with its rhythm and beauty. Every city gives off a singular scent, a singular sensation to whom may experience it; to describe such a thing poses a challenge for words, thankfully “wonderful” and “magical” come to our aid. Most central cities of our modern world are made up of globally-cultured people, free-thinkers believing in an array of Gods.…

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RCC’s Student Government Association Brings Home State Awards

Randolph Community College’s Student Government Association won five awards at the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) Spring Conference at the Durham Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center on April 7-9. Tyler Lisk of Asheboro was awarded the Outstanding Community Service Award. This award is given to an individual who has performed exemplary community service, made significant contributions to enhance the quality of life in their community, and demonstrated an understanding of his or her responsibility to one’s community. The award is based on an application and…

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Deputy Dogs Visit RCC Criminal Justice Students

Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputies brought a couple of their K-9 unit dogs to Randolph Community College’s Asheboro Campus on April 27 for a demonstration for RCC’s Criminal Justice Technology students. Cpl. David Baker, the handler for an 8-year-old chocolate lab named Sadie Mae, and Deputy Randall Purvis, the handler for a 3-year-old bloodhound named Dan, demonstrated both drug and people searches for the students. Sadie Mae is a drug-search dog, according to Cpl. Baker, and they demonstrated how she searches for drugs and “sits” beside the location to indicate she…

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Venga Gastrobar

In Spanish the word venga has several meanings, but loosely translated it means ‘come on.’  In the markets here in Cuenca, the meaning of the word venga when used by the merchants has a more profound, and almost endearing, meaning.  Because the merchants genuinely want to serve you and make you feel welcome, they use the word venga as an inviting way to get your attention so you will come and try, or see, whatever it is they are selling.  It is for this reason that Javier Patiño named his…

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