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September 06, 2017

Each time we visit with our 20-something daughters and son-in-law, we learn something new about technology, but I know to expect glitches.

One of our recent frustrations was trying to connect Shannon's phone, and her Spotify playlist, to my husband's Bluetooth sound system in his truck.


September 03, 2017

Every time I head to the Outer Banks on U.S. Highway 158, a sign in front of a red brick building catches my attention: Wright Clinic. When I started researching it, I found an interesting history. When I learned who the person was, I asked my coworkers, “Does anyone know Dr. Charles Wright?…

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September 02, 2017

“Good Time” might not be such a good time for an inept criminal named Constantine Nikas. He bungles a bank robbery which lands his mentally handicapped younger brother in lockup at Rikers Island. So Connie knows he has to get the kid out.

The movie focuses on one crazy night where…

September 01, 2017

Fall vegetable gardening can be a productive pastime

It seems most vegetable gardeners look forward to spring for their home grown produce. I won’t argue with that, but fall is a great time too for many reasons.

Assuming water is available in late summer, seed germination should be pretty…

August 27, 2017


Walking through the grocery store have you noticed the label on the Duke’s Mayonnaise jar? The label reads “Duke’s Mayonnaise 100 Years.” That is right; the family secret recipe has been around since 1917. So, what other significant event happened in 1917? The United…


August 26, 2017

As the new school year opens, we got nostalgic and started thinking of our favorite back-to-school movies. Here are the Top Ten favorites.

But don’t take our word for it. This ranking is based on voting by American Movie Channel viewers.

10. “Bring It On” (2000) -- Kirsten Dunst…

August 25, 2017

We are all accustomed to planting in the spring.

August 23, 2017

About the columnist

Scott DeMasse is owner/president of CMIT Solutions of the Outer Banks and was recently named "Rookie of the Year" by the franchise's Texas-based parent company. His business moved from Moyock to the Sampat Business Center in Powells Point, Currituck, after purchasing VBL…


August 22, 2017

Introducing a new family member to a crab feast is always a risk.

You never know how they will react to our summer tradition. Our annual crab feast is fun, but can also seem barbaric by modern standards.

This is not a meal for forks and spoons. We use our fingers to pull out the delicate meat and…

August 20, 2017

Over the past 50 years the Museum of the Albemarle has acquired a large percentage of its artifact collection through public donations. Over the next 50 or more years, the Museum will begin to collect artifacts from the decades of 1960s-present. Here is a sample list of what MOA would like to…

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