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December 15, 2017

Old NC Collards Recipe

Use fresh collards with small leaves

Take out middle stalk and wash several times

Ham bone country style pepper coated, washed in warm water

Bacon drippings 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup

One or two red peppers

Potatoes peeled and left whole

Boil ham in big pot with plenty of water to…


December 15, 2017

The season to find locally grown vegetables is drawing to a close -- with one big exception.

Collards hit their peak at the right time to make their appearance on holiday tables for Thanksgiving, Christmas then New Year's Day.

This year's corp appears to be selling fast. Eddie Jo Powell with Powell…


December 14, 2017

Jump inside the mind of a boy who yearns for the perfect gift, add plenty of humor, and you have "A Christmas Story."

In the nostalgic play set in the 1940s, young Ralphie Parker longs for a “official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and…


December 13, 2017

One of the newest local music releases this year comes from a young man named Jake Hodges, who has been playing music for over half his life and finally decided it was time to record some of his original songs.

His new CD, titled "Release Me," features 11 songs written by Hodges that make the…


December 13, 2017

ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The members of Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, silently filed into the chapel. Within minutes, they were singing — first in unison, then in a transfixing, layered harmony that reverberated off the marble floors, wood-paneled walls and…

Sisters in Song

December 13, 2017

For those interested in Christmas stocking stuffers, several other North Carolina artists have music available on CD.

Dirt Lane: Albemarle Sounds Volume One—Original, acoustic-driven music about the people and places around the Albemarle Sound—$10.95 at Museum of the Albemarle; also…


December 13, 2017

Getting lost on a dark, rainy night in the middle of nowhere has to be one of the worst feelings.

Last week, I drove to Dances Bay in Nixonton to interview neighbors about their fantastic light display.

The lights on a dark, gloomy night were definitely worth the drive. Part of what makes the…

December 12, 2017


Applications for the following scholarships are now available at the Pasquotank County Extension Center:

The Pasquotank County Extension and Community Association Scholarship is open to any high school senior, or adult with no break in education, who resides in Pasquotank County and who…

December 10, 2017

Elizabeth Cox talks about “A Question of Mercy” on North Carolina Bookwatch Sunday, December 10, at noon and Thursday, December 14 at 5 p.m.

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December 10, 2017

People visit New York City specifically to see holiday themed windows, but no one needs to travel that far to find beautifully decorated storefronts.

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