The FFA teams from five high schools and three middle schools in the region recently donated more than 500 pounds of ground pork to Food Bank of the Albemarle.
Sunday, December 08, 2019
For the eight consecutive year, Eric Michael Gillett will headline a team of talented performers at this year’s Benjamin House Christmas Benefit.
We know all too well the words, “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.”
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Jim Day says he discovered his passion for fretwork while making shutters for his home more than 20 years ago.
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Azaleas and nearly all spring flowering shrubs and trees need to be pruned soon after flowering. A new fold has developed in recent years. Reblooming azaleas bloom in spring and fall. So what do we do?
Friday, December 06, 2019
As I notice that Christmas parades and other holiday-themed events are taking place across the area this weekend it occurs to me that not long ago I was absorbed in thought about the holiday — “the holiday” in that instance being Independence Day.
In a letter to the New York Sun more than 122 years ago, a young Virginia O’Hanlon posed the question, “Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?”
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
BARCO — The work of more than 80 crafters and artisans will be on display at this weekend’s Currituck Arts & Crafts Festival at Currituck County High School.
This Friday, lovers of homemade cookies can buy dozens of them while also supporting the local animal shelter.
Sunday, December 01, 2019
CAMDEN — The Camden County Tourism Development Authority has announced the winners of its first-ever photo contest.
The National Funeral Directors Association has announced that Twiford Funeral Home of Elizabeth City is among the 160 funeral homes in the country that have earned the association’s 2019 Pursuit of Excellence Award.
This is the story of John Nichols, who escaped to freedom through the Dismal Swamp alone at age 14.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Donna Strawhand Winslow first discovered a passion for art and crafts-making after her grandmother taught her to crochet when she was 5.
“What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” Mark 10:9
Friday, November 29, 2019
I had really been looking forward to going to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving but Jane, Nathan and I were all too sick to make the trip to Raleigh so we stayed home.
Wood ducks are by far my favorite duck species. They’re beautiful and I love to listen to them in flight. I can close my eyes and tell the males from the females. Males whistle and females make a squealing noise.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The Albemarle Homeschool Support League recently held their first National Geographic GeoBee for all homeschoolers.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
COAST GUARD COLUMN
November is National Military Family Month, and the second lady of the United States is saluting military spouses. Karen Pence made an appearance in northern California last week to address Coast Guard spouses, service members and their families.
MUSEUM OF THE ALBEMARLE
I am grateful and blessed to have the position I currently hold at Museum of the Albemarle, a position I’ve held for over 13 years now.
Quality Oil Company has awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to Linda Campbell and her late husband John, owners of Southgate Shell in Elizabeth City. The Campbells started the service station on Ehringhaus Street more than 25 years ago and the business has grown to also involve their chil…