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June 09, 2019

We always talk about how time flies, especially the older you get. Do you realize this year, 2019, marks the 20th Anniversary of the move of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse? Yes, time does fly.

The move did not come without much debate for the welfare of the lighthouse. Talks to move the lighthouse…

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June 09, 2019

This week marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when more than 160,000 Allied troops landed on the heavily fortified beaches of Normandy, France to fight Nazi Germany. Throughout the week, military and civilians alike held ceremonies across the world to remember the heroes and the fallen.

The U.S.…


June 08, 2019

A number of remembrance ceremonies were held Thursday in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The largest was held at the site of the invasion in Normandy, France, where French President Emmanuel Macron hosted U.S. President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and other world…

June 07, 2019

Last week I wrote about angel trumpet, an ornamental plant in the potato family. Jimsonweed is a very close relative and a weedy plant some people think is attractive enough to be used that way. In fact, numerous nurseries sell it.

It has similar looking flowers to angel trumpet, but they are…

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June 07, 2019

Sixty-eight percent of U.S. households own a pet , according to the 2017-18 National Pet Owners Survey. About 85 million families in all.

That’s a pretty good target audience for a movie.

This proved true in 2016 for a heartwarming animated adventure called “The Secret Life of Pets.…


June 02, 2019

The Museum of the Albemarle opened a new exhibit called Treasures of Carolina: Stories from the State Archives which contains a collection of many archival treasures from the State Archives of North Carolina.

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June 01, 2019

We’ve had some beastly hot weather recently, and many landscape plants are suffering.

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June 01, 2019

Which genie do you like best — Robin Williams or Will Smith?


May 31, 2019

Some things are bound to change even as we work to preserve them.

May 26, 2019

Harriet Beecher Stowe, referred to by Abraham Lincoln as “the little woman who made this big war,” never visited the Dismal Swamp but based the sequel to Uncle Tom’s Cabin there.

Despite Stowe family lore, historians haven’t proven that Lincoln referred to Stowe this way…

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