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February 09, 2019

When my son was a kid, I bought him a video camera so he could make his own little movies. Many of them featured toys and action figures. His first was a short stop-motion film starring a plastic model of Godzilla that appeared to lurch across the screen.

This week I feel like movies have come full…


February 09, 2019

I was talking to a friend recently about an expensive honey from New Zealand. It’s called manuka honey and it comes from the flowers of the manuka tree. Manuka trees are commonly called New Zealand tea trees and are in the myrtle family.

Raw honey is naturally antimicrobial and has long been…

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February 08, 2019

I have enjoyed these few warm days this week.

The cold is coming back, of course. And why shouldn’t it? It’s only February, after all.

I hear it will be significantly colder this weekend.

But the brief warm spell was a nice respite.

I drove with my windows down a couple of days. I…


February 03, 2019

Revered jazz drummer Max Roach was one of the premier innovators of bebop jazz and a formidable composer.

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February 02, 2019

Babe Hardy began his acting career in Jacksonville, Florida, which was the center of the movie industry before it found its way to Hollywood, California.

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February 01, 2019

Not long after I wrote a column on ospreys, I spotted a pair of mature bald eagles on Northeastern’s campus.

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January 31, 2019

As a reporter you get somewhat used to interviewing politicians — even relatively high-level politicians such as governors and members of Congress.

Although I haven’t ever interviewed Gov. Roy Cooper, I spoke with Gov. Pat McCrory a couple of times when he came to Edenton and I…


January 27, 2019

Collaborative programming strategies of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary and the 350th Anniversary of the Albemarle helped the Museum of the Albemarle realize a 28 percent increase in visitation from Fiscal Year 2016-17 to Fiscal Year 2017-18.

This is the highest increase in visitation of state-…

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January 26, 2019

Beale Street is a 1.8-mile stretch of broken pavement in downtown Memphis, running from East Street to the Mississippi River.


January 25, 2019

I wish I had more time to spend on and around the water. I love to watch the ospreys patrol the skies in search of fish. In many places, ospreys can only be observed during certain parts of the year, but in eastern North Carolina they live here year-round.

Forty years ago, sighting an osprey was…

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