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August 10, 2018

I still remember seeing my first 3-wheeler all-terrain vehicle. It was in 1973. The 4-wheeled variety didn’t come on the scene until 1982.

Back in the 1970s, if a person was willing to walk a couple miles through the Maine woods, trout fishing was incredible. I could catch one on nearly every…

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August 09, 2018

If it weren’t for readers there would be no reason to write.

I have frequently expressed appreciation for readers and especially for feedback from readers. This would I would like to do that once more but with a bit of a twist this time.

Feedback can be great even when it takes the form of…


August 05, 2018

My name is Eyricka L. Johnson, senior History Major at Elizabeth City State University. At ECSU, I am the Student Government Vice President of Internal Affairs, involved in the University Choir, the honors program, the history scholars club and the National Association for the Advancement of…

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August 01, 2018

At the risk of sounding like a musical instrument that can only play one note, I must say that I am enormously grateful right now.

I have written about gratitude many times before but I have to go back there this week. While gratitude is a regular experience for me, it has been a long time since I…


July 29, 2018

The lifework of Rooks Turner is often overshadowed by that of his contemporaries, the preeminent P.W. Moore and Hugh Cale. Moore and Cale are remembered as the founding fathers of Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). Turner, however, was a fierce advocate for African-American education in his…


July 27, 2018

We’ve all heard the story of how Socrates was forced to drink a potion containing poison hemlock. All parts of it are toxic, and the plant is relatively common in many places including this region. Plants are deathly poisonous to livestock, pets and humans.

We have another lookalike to this…

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July 27, 2018

We’ve all heard the story of how Socrates was forced to drink a potion containing poison hemlock.

July 25, 2018

I am glad to know that movie musicals live on.

Specifically, our family saw “Mamma Mia! — Here We Go Again” this past weekend, and I enjoyed it as much as anything I have seen in a long time.

A full decade after the first “Mamma Mia!” movie, members of the…

July 22, 2018


The U.S. Post Office was created on July 26, 1775, by decree of the Second Continental Congress. In early America, post offices were also known as stations. This term and “post house” fell from use as Pony Express and coach service was replaced by railways, aircraft, and…

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July 20, 2018

Common mullein is that tall fuzzy leaved plant that many people confuse with lamb’s ear. Once plants begin to flower, the two bear fewer similarities. Mullein has taller flower stalks with yellow flowers and those of lamb’s ear are pink to purple.

Mullein is a biennial well adapted to…

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