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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…


August 18, 2019

Although summer is winding down, there is still plenty of time to get outdoors and explore in late summer and fall. One of the best ways to do so is with by visiting national parks. The National Park Service offers free passes to active duty military members and dependents.

The America the…


August 18, 2019

Karen Riddick, a volunteer at the Moyock Library, was recently awarded the Grace Austin Award.


August 18, 2019

According to most historic records, four-hundred and thirty-two years ago on August 18, 1587, a baby (the first English baby) was born in the Roanoke Colony of the New World.

August 18, 2019

Where can you get in a round of golf, sample beers, wines and teas, eat dinner and then dance the night away, all in one day and all while supporting two community organizations?

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