Today's Viewpoint: Shop local

Today's Viewpoint: Shop local

PINE BELT - Can you believe it is Thanksgiving next week? And we certainly do not want to skip over this time for being thankful. I will share more about Thanksgiving next week.

Today I would like to talk about what is happening all over town over the last several weeks. The holiday decorations are up and the shopping season is upon us. In fact, we are just one week away from Black Friday.

I would like to remind you to remember those local businesses that employ so many of us during this time. They spend their entire year supporting our local communities around the Pine Belt and now is our time to give back by shopping local.

I know our local merchants would appreciate it.

Have a great weekend!

This is today's viewpoint.