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June 01, 2018

The European honey bee is perhaps agriculture’s most important pollinator. Its greatest importance is that we derive honey from it. Honey production is a multibillion-dollar industry.

There are no native honey bees. The varroa mite nearly wiped out honey bees in the late ‘80s and…

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May 31, 2018

Jerry Seinfeld and his show “Seinfeld” became known for a lack of heavy content. The phrase often used was “a show about nothing.”

Seinfeld has continued that stance in the standup comedy and other things he has done since the show’s run ended.

Of course a show could…


May 27, 2018

They came from across the Albemarle. From Elizabeth City. From Jackson. From Gum Neck. They came from all walks of life: farmers, lawyers, students. None of them knew their destiny. They only knew that America was now at war, and that the nation required them to fight. These 108 men answered that…

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May 24, 2018

Memorial Day is approaching once again.

It’s appropriate to have a day set aside to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

In a sense every day should be Memorial Day, if by that we mean that we should never lose sight of the sacrifices so many have made in…


May 20, 2018

Have you ever wondered about the history of Elizabeth City’s Potato Festival? As this year’s festival winds down, there’s still a thing or two to learn about how it came to be celebrated in Elizabeth City.

The North Carolina Potato Festival is an annual tradition in Northeastern…

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May 20, 2018

They call them “legacy cadets.” Our daughter will officially be one when she reports to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on July 2.

She will be following in her father’s footsteps, while creating her own path as one of the newest members of the Coast Guard.

Her decision to accept her…


May 19, 2018

When Holly Wright’s contributions to Arts of the Albemarle’s The Center Players were memorialized with the placement of a star in the sidewalk in front of AoA’s The Center, it was the end of an era for children’s theater in Elizabeth City.

At the ceremony, Holly was…


May 18, 2018

Last week I wrote about selecting trees and shrubs to minimize deer damage. This week I’ll concentrate on flowers, both annual and perennial.

Deer will tear up many annual flowers. Some of their favorites are impatiens, sweet potato vine and pansy. From that list one might conclude that…

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May 17, 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day — especially all the mothers.

With Mother’s Day just behind us and the N.C. Potato Festival scheduled for this weekend I have been thinking a lot about mothers and potatoes and have realized something significant about both. Potatoes…


May 13, 2018

Archaeology is the study of the human past through its material remains. The information archaeologists use to help them have a better understanding about the past comes from artifacts and archaeological sites.

Artifacts and sites are located either through surface finds or beneath the ground, or…

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