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September 15, 2019

Business leaders, doctors, a teacher, a lawyer and the Pasquotank County sheriff are among the 17 nominees for this year’s Men of Excellence Awards.

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September 15, 2019

Searching for a place to write her memoirs, renowned actress Myra Marlowe thinks she has found what she has been looking for in the quiet New England town of Beaver Haven.


August 31, 2019

A lecture on the history of Elizabeth City State University that traditionally has been part of the freshman seminar will be open to the public next week as part of the campus’s celebration of Chancellor Karrie Dixon’s installation.

Dr. Glen Bowman will give the lecture on ECSU’s…

August 31, 2019

Asking if you like hydrangeas is like asking if you like dogs. There are so many types. There are bigleaf hydrangeas, mountain hydrangeas, smooth hydrangeas, oakleaf hydrangeas, panicle hydrangeas, and climbing hydrangeas, just to name a few.

Hardiness and adaptation vary somewhat among types.…


August 31, 2019

Accomplishing a lifelong dream to own her own gym, Kim Wolff opened River City Gymnastics in Elizabeth City last month.

Wolff offered her first class at her new business at 401 South Griffin Street in July.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Wolff took gymnastics classes and competed from age 6 to 14.…


August 29, 2019

Twelve United Methodist churches, including First United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City, are recipients of a grant from the Duke Endowment that supports summer literacy programs for select elementary students in rural communities.

These summer literacy programs are designed to assure that…


August 25, 2019

Through a process that blends the perfect combination of family, nature and artistic talent, Hope J. Swinney is creating her own soaps made from goats’ milk.

Swinney’s Got Hope Farm Goat Milk Soaps all began when her young son, Wyatt, said he hoped to have his own baby chick in the…


August 25, 2019

There are better singers and better pickers but I’m not sure there has ever been a better country songwriter than Tom T. Hall.

A close runner-up might be the late Texas song craftsman Guy Clark.

I first encountered Guy Clark by way of Jerry Jeff Walker’s version of Clark’s…


August 25, 2019

When I was young, home-canned fruits and vegetables were a mainstay of our diets. There was never a problem finding canning supplies in stores. The home-canning supplies seemed to dwindle until the last few years. Now there seems to be a resurgence, and I couldn’t be happier.

Back in 1983 I…

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August 25, 2019

When Jim Wilcox left Nell Cropsey alone on her front porch on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1901, it was the last time he saw her alive. Really?

That’s a question author William E. Dunstan asks in his new book, “Haunted: Jim Wilcox Remembers Nell Cropsey.”

The book is…

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