Melanie's Archives

   Melanie Morse Lyon has written for The Express since 2004.  She covers sports and current events, but her most popular contributions are her longer articles about many and varied subjects.
   We will be adding more and more of her past articles over time.
   Herewith, enjoy a sampling of her past articles.

And The Oscar Goes To...   March 11, 2015

In the Answer are "Several Shades of Gray"​   March 18, 2015

Sweet End To A Salty Getaway   July 2, 2014

Eat, Drink and Live Happily Ever After Disney!   April 9, 2014

“I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” Wadesboro Has A Winery!   July 24, 2013

Area Patrol and First Responders Provide "Miracle on 74th Street"  July 15, 2009

DeSantis, of ACF Polymers, “Last Plant Was Purchased On A Handshake”  February 16, 2005

Feed My Lambs Food and Clothing Ministry Needs More!   July 11, 2013

A Good Dose of Vitamin “Sea”   July 3, 2013

The Home Where My Heart Is   May 22, 2013

You Can Call Me Lentil But You Can’t Call Me Lamb Chop!   April 24, 2013

Get To Know Michael Freeman, Interim Superintendent of Anson County Schools   January 30, 2013

Adoption Fees Waived on Dogs Scheduled to Die February 1   January 23, 2013

Making Christmas Memories   January 2, 2013

Christmas Poem   December 19, 2012

“The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”   December 5, 2012

Think Pink in October and Remember Your Health   October 10, 2012

Anson County and Her Abundant Country Stores   August 8, 2012

Express Columnist Mr. Ed McBride Turns 90 on Friday!   August 8, 2012

To the Country Store For a Moonpie and a Mountain Dew   July 25, 2012

Three Months and Fifteen Pounds Later, I’m Hooked!   July 18, 2012

Andy Griffith Will Live in Our Hearts Forever   July 11, 2012

There Ought To Be A Law   July 4, 2012

“Anything Goes” In De-Lovely City of New York!   February 22, 2012

The Pretty Little Church on the Hill   January 4, 2012

Health...Not to be Taken for Granted   December 28, 2011

Christmas Poem   December 21, 2011

The Sammies CD Release Party is Aug. 9   July 23, 2008

Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead!   December 7, 2011

Animal Rescues Could Be Right For You Too   July 9, 2008

Anson County Pet Lovers, Like Nowhere Else on Earth   December 15, 2010

Will You Contact a County Commissioner on an Animal's Behalf?   October 26, 2011

Living in a Small Town   August 17, 2011

Gimme A SEA   August 3, 2011

Ignorance of the Law is no Excuse - Wadesboro police officers assigned “meter maid” duty   July 27, 2011

The Truth About Men, Women and Dogs   July 6, 2011

The Truth (As I Know It) About Men, Women and Pups   July 13, 2011

The Truth About Men, Women and Dogs   July 6, 2011

Tuesday, The First Day of Summer?   June 22, 2011

The Truth About Men, Women and How We Feed the Dogs  December 4, 2013

Resolve for Fitness and Finance in the New Year   December 31, 2008

A Traditional Christmas Eve of Yesteryear   December 24, 2008

Life is an Occasion, Rise to it!   November 19, 2008

President Elect Barack Obama as Seen Through the Eyes of a Child   November 12, 2008

Mounting Fuel Prices Motivating Motorcycle Mania   November 5, 2008

Lone Shoppers, Words to the Wise Re Worrisome Weirdos   November 5, 2008

Just Hangin' Out with Neighbors and Friends   August 20, 2008

Enjoy the Resources of the Pee Dee River   August 5, 2008

Unlike Apples, True Friends Do Not Grow on Trees    July 16, 2008

Cabrera Marionettes, A Family Fairy Tale Come to Life   July 2, 2008

Wrapped Up In Wisteria? Bugged by Bushes?   June 25, 2008

Anyone Can Be a Father; it Takes Someone Special to be a Dad   June 11, 2008

To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn, There is a Season   June 4, 2008

Thanks and Praises for “Good Mothers,â€? Rare Treasures   May 7, 2008

Mrs. Anne Beck Plants Picture Perfect Pansies   April 16, 2008

Arts Council Helps Ansonia Theatre Become Grand Once Again   April 9, 2008

As National Arbor Day Approaches Why Not Plant a Tree or Two?   April 2, 2008

Wearing a Hat? Hats Off to You!   March 26, 2008

AHS Majorettes Place First at Walt Disney World   March 19, 2008

Don't Tell the Daffodils   March 5, 2008

Dare to Delve and Discover, Become A Detective, Darling!   February 13, 2008

Spice Up Your Life, Lessen the Aches & Pains   January 30, 2008

Tomorrow is Compliment Day   January 23, 2008

25th Anniversary of Valvano's Historic Championship Coincides with Cancer Research   January 23, 2008

Today's Pets are More Like Family, Honored in Both Life and Death   January 23, 2008

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered as a Believer   January 16, 2008

Italian Bike Club Rides to Wadesboro for Founding Member   January 9, 2008

Eldredge's Captivating Unveils Femininity and Beauty   January 9, 2008

Retiring, Carl Lee Jackson Passes on Fifty Year Community Trade   January 2, 2008

Sharing Traditional Movies and TV Shows Make Holidays Happier   November 21, 2007

Anson's Michael Bowman Receives Apology from USC Coach Steve Spurrier   August 8, 2007

Thank You for the Music, the Laugh, the Smile   August 1, 2007

Michael Bowman Heads North, Not South   July 18, 2007

Girly Girls are Happy Girls So Give the Verve a Try!   January 24, 2007

“My Hope is That Others Will be Inspired to Pursue Adoption”   January 25, 2006