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June 22, 2019

This plant family has many edible members. It also has many poisonous ones. In fact, many of the edible solanaceous plants often have poisonous components.

Black nightshade is a common weed in our area. It inhabits sunny locations, so one would assume it’s present in agricultural fields and…


June 17, 2019

Fatherhood from the view of a father and a son leaves me immensely grateful, but with a tinge of unease on the grading of my performance as a dad. That’s probably normal to look back at the highs and lows and how we manned-up as fathers over the years.

My own father’s experience as a…

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June 17, 2019

Our newest exhibit, “Look Again: Discovering Historical Photos” is now open to the public.

There are over 35 photographs on display that are part of a traveling exhibit from the North Carolina Museum of History located in Raleigh. Two cases of artifacts including ambrotypes,…

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June 15, 2019

We’re all familiar with the term GMO, or genetically modified organism, and many have already made up their minds about these crops. Unfortunately, most people don’t really know how they were developed or how they are different from any other commodity.

That doesn’t stop opinions…

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June 14, 2019

I got a chance to go to the Step of Faith concert at First Baptist Church in Elizabeth City on May 31 and I’m glad I did.

We didn’t get advance tickets because I wasn’t sure I would finish work early enough that afternoon to be able to make it.

But it turns out I finished in…


June 09, 2019

We always talk about how time flies, especially the older you get. Do you realize this year, 2019, marks the 20th Anniversary of the move of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse? Yes, time does fly.

The move did not come without much debate for the welfare of the lighthouse. Talks to move the lighthouse…

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June 09, 2019

This week marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when more than 160,000 Allied troops landed on the heavily fortified beaches of Normandy, France to fight Nazi Germany. Throughout the week, military and civilians alike held ceremonies across the world to remember the heroes and the fallen.

The U.S.…


June 08, 2019

A number of remembrance ceremonies were held Thursday in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The largest was held at the site of the invasion in Normandy, France, where French President Emmanuel Macron hosted U.S. President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and other world…

June 07, 2019

Last week I wrote about angel trumpet, an ornamental plant in the potato family. Jimsonweed is a very close relative and a weedy plant some people think is attractive enough to be used that way. In fact, numerous nurseries sell it.

It has similar looking flowers to angel trumpet, but they are…

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June 07, 2019

Sixty-eight percent of U.S. households own a pet , according to the 2017-18 National Pet Owners Survey. About 85 million families in all.

That’s a pretty good target audience for a movie.

This proved true in 2016 for a heartwarming animated adventure called “The Secret Life of Pets.…

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