Holly Springs Deep Dive

Holly Springs Deep Dive

Diving into important topics in the town of Holly Springs, North Carolina. Asking the right people the right questions.

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April 20, 2021 46 min

This week, we’ll hear from one of my very favorite people: Wendy Parker. You’ll know her from her adorable shop called Gifted Boutique & Wrappery that closed recently. Wendy was so generous with me, with her time and her honesty and candor about what prompted her to close her shop and pivot to what she’s doing now. Spoiler alert: don’t feel bad for Wendy. I know I did when I first heard about her plans for closing. But she’s up...

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This week, hear from Carla Trepper of Lee & Associates as she answers all of my questions about the new commercial development planned for Holly Springs Road near the Bass Lake Road intersection. It's called The Plaza at Rhamkatte Village and I think you'll appreciate all of the care that's been taken as  the development has been planned. They really do have our community in mind!

Lee & Associates website
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This week, I get to introduce you to a local realtor, Rich Keck of Keck Realty Group. I asked him on the show to talk about this crazy real estate market and what you as a buyer can do to help your chances on landing your dream home and what you should think about as a seller BEFORE you decide to jump into this seller's market.

Keck Realty Group website

Keck Realty Group Facebook page

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This week, I get to introduce you to a mother and daughter who have a lot of love for the Meg's Smile Foundation of Holly Springs. Anna has had some pretty serious health struggles and her recent Smile from the foundation helped her in so many ways.

Meg's Smile Foundation's website - learn, donate, volunteer, request a smile

Meg's Smile Foundation's Facebook page

See photos from Anna's fun night

MALS - Median A...

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This week, I get to introduce you to Janie Dickens of Healing Green Farms. She's so very knowledgeable about CBD oil, its uses, the science behind it...everything CBD. You'll see.

Healing Green Farms Facebook page

Healing Green Farms website
use the code 'deepdive' to get 15% off your order and FREE local delivery

Healing Green Hemp Facebook page

Why gummies might NOT be the way to go - blog post

Healthline article: ...

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This week, I get to introduce you to Jen Miller-Hogg of College Path Advising. She's a wonderful advocate for high school students as they plan for and apply to college. Hear her advice on what students should be doing right now to help them land at the college best for them.

Register for Jen's FREE "Navigating the College Application Process: From Application to Finding Money" online event set for Wednesday, Februar...

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February 2, 2021 37 min

This week, get to know Donovan Bethea - he's a local activist, entrepreneur, public speaker, amateur chef and overall super impressive young man. And he's only 17.  You'll want to remember him because he's surely on his way to very big things.

The Diva & Don Designs (Donovan's Etsy Shop)

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January 26, 2021 37 min

This week, hear from Cancer Coach Cathy Carmody as she tells us what a cancer coach does, about her own journey through illness, and about how we can best help friends and family if they ever go through a serious health issue.

Cathy Carmody Cancer Coach - Facebook page

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This week, hear from local Nutrition Coach Tania Tafilowski as she helps us *really* make the changes in our nutrition that we seem to resolve to make every  January.

Nourish Nutrition's Facebook Page
Email Tania at coachtaniat@gmail.com.
A penny doubled every day for a month
The meal planning tool neither Tania nor I could think of was eMeals.

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It's my 50th episode, and I can't think of anyone better to commemorate this important occasion than Santa Claus himself!

We chatted about COVID, the reindeer, how to get on and stay on the nice list, logistics of the big night and more.

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August 25, 2020 1 min

Welcome to Episode 45 of the Holly Springs Deep Dive Podcast.

I'm not playing my peppy little music sting this week. My mom died today, August 24, in the wee hours of the morning.

She was entirely too young for this to have happened, but the autoimmune disease that she was able to control with varying degrees of success over the past 30+ years was finally too much for her body to handle.

My mom was really shy most of her life...

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This week, hear from one of the founders and one (ok, really two) of the board members from the Holly Springs Education Foundation. Find out why it was created, what they want to do, how you can help and more.

Like the Holly Springs Education Foundation's Facebook page to keep up-to-date.

If you're a teacher, fill out their survey to let them know your needs.

What does "We must Maslow before we Bloom" mean?
Maslow's...

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August 4, 2020 28 min

A couple of very wise and caring students at Holly Springs High School have started an Instagram account called DearHSHS with some very specific and high-reaching goals. Hear from them today, with pseudonyms, about why they started it and what they're noticing about the submissions.

Read some of their submissions.

Let's help this generation by doing better ourselves as human beings.

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Hear from the FIFTH nurse who tried to talk with me about their experiences caring for COVID-19 patients in the Triangle.

The first four each cancelled at the last minute because of truly heartbreaking circumstances, from sheer exhaustion to trying to maintain their own family in their limited amount of free time to not being able to take a meal break because so many coworkers called out from their shifts that day. One even wanted ...

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In honor of Pride Month 2020, I present to you two citizens of Holly Springs who happen to be in the LGBTQ community. They're our neighbors and friends, but they don't always get the sort of respect and care that they deserve. Hear their stories here, and resolve to do better. These two are just a small representation of the part of our town that identifies as LGBT or Q, and they're wonderful people to get to know.

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This week, meet the founder of Impact Holly Springs, Chanel Wilkins. We talked about the Black Lives Matter march that took place this past Saturday in Holly Springs, about her goals for the group and plans for the future. She's a woman on a mission and I can't wait for you to meet her!

Join the Impact Holly Springs Facebook group.

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