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November 16, 2018

It’s nice to be able to go on vacation and not worry about houseplants or flower gardens.

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November 15, 2018

There is always a strange feeling I get right after an election, and it really has little or nothing to do with who won or lost.

It’s essentially a mixture of relief that it’s all over and confusion or disorientation about what to do now that it is over.

The whole thing stems from the…


November 11, 2018

Hello, my name is Kaitlyn Broome and I am an 11th-grade student at Northeast Academy of Aerospace and Advanced Technologies.

November 08, 2018

It’s time once again to observe Veterans Day.

With Nov. 11 falling on Sunday this year, some local organizations are holding their commemorative programs on Sunday to coincide with the official Veterans Day, while others are moving the observance to Monday.

In either case I hope you will have…


November 04, 2018

The era of the Harlem Renaissance, a period lasting from the 1920s to the mid-1930s, encouraged African-Americans to celebrate their heritage.

During Black History Month in February, the museum celebrated the Harlem Renaissance with exhibits inspired by the words of Langston Hughes, poetry by…

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November 02, 2018

When folks ask about dianthus I smile. It’s like asking a kid if he likes candy bars. The obvious answer is yes, but there are so many different kinds.

Dianthus is a genus with a great variety of members. Their common name is “pink,” but many are not that color. All pinks have…

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November 01, 2018

Last weekend I had a unique opportunity.

I was invited to attend Friday’s reunion reception for Elizabeth City State College’s Class of 1968, which was part of homecoming activities for Elizabeth City State University.

While members of the class were greeting each other and rekindling…


October 28, 2018

As you plod through your daily routine, have you noticed the crunch of dry leaves underfoot? Or have your eyes met the peculiar stare from a jack o’ lantern?

The sticky, dog days of summer have finally given way to brisk autumn air. This shift in seasons held great significance for the Celts,…


October 26, 2018

Nearly everyone who desires fall color in their yards in eastern North Carolina plants pansies and mums. A few grow ornamental cabbage and kale. They’re pretty, but I like variety, and snapdragons can provide a wide array of color and different texture to our fall plantings.

Some years they…

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October 25, 2018

You may have seen the 1977 Italian cult horror film “Suspiria” (translation: “Sighs”). The scary story told about an American ballet student (Suzy Banyon, played by Jessica Harper) who goes to Germany to study at a famous dance school under the guidance of the mysterious…

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