In June 2018, then-Editor Miles Layton asked me to write a piece on the passing of chef and cultural critic Anthony Bourdain.
Are the days of the roadside eateries gone? My book, “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries,” celebrated the barbecue and country cooking family friendly restaurants near the interstates.
Reading his bio, it sounds like William Barber II was destined for the role of prophet from the time he was 15. Leadership in NAACP and student government as a teenager prepared him for all the roles he is now undertaking.
We have a lot of days in American history that were important. Some we celebrate and some we do not. They were important at the time; but are buried when those involved pass on.
Bertie County is on the move and its future looks bright.
At the time of this writing, a convenience store in Maine supposedly has sold the winning lottery ticket worth $1.35 Billion. The holder has not come forward yet.
Why aren’t more North Carolina books made into movies?
- State, Social Services meeting set
- Law Enforcement busy with regional shootings
- Wilson 'gets the pic'ture
- Bertie woman buys Edenton bakery
- Longtime economic development director resigns
- County to acquire former Bertie Early College campus
- Bertie County Farm Bureau honored at annual meeting
- Out & About: Week of Jan. 26
- Out & About: Week of Feb. 02
- Steinburg gets Bertie board nod
Once in a while, Hallmark produces a movie that resonates deeply with me.
I spent this weekend combing through a bunch of stuff that has been taking up space in my closet for far too long.
As I sit here on this Monday morning trying to decide what to write my column about, I have come to a block in my mind.
My love of football started in high school. In the 1960s, Coaches Stuart Tripp and Tommy Lewis led Ayden High School Single-A football teams to many winning seasons and state championships. Following our teams, many in our small town took buses filled with athletes, cheerleaders and fans to …
Something recently brought back a story so old I have forgotten the source. The more I thought about it, the more I felt it should be shared.
Two years ago a Durham restaurant, Backyard Barbecue, gained national attention for being featured in “Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue” by Adrian Miller.
Last month, people in North Carolina experienced dangerously cold temperatures. The freeze left thousands of people without power, some struggling to keep warm.
Once again I found myself laying in my bed sleepless, pondering on what to write this time. As I side-tracked from that subject I began to ask myself, “How did I ever become a writer for a newspaper?”
Part of what makes living in northeast North Carolina so tranquil is our abundance of natural resources – namely our forests.
For just 63 cents a day, less than a cup of coffee, you can save all the dogs and cats who are tied to trees in the snow and cold of winter. You can save a runaway teenager who is out under a streetlamp in the cold.
Last Friday, while his former congressional colleagues in Washington were struggling to elect a House speaker, David Price was talking to the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club, delivering his first speech as a former congressman.
I am on the doorstep of my eighth decade, but trying to do the same things, and with the same zeal, I did in my fourth decade. How’s that going you may ask? Not very well.