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I am asked with some frequency, this time of the year: ‘Is it wrong to put a Christmas tree in my home — doesn’t the Scripture teach that this practice is bad?’

For several years, people have heard that sodas containing sugar are not a healthy choice for our families, and, as a result, have started buying fewer of those kind of drinks. However, as soda drinking declines, more families are buying sports and energy drinks, thinking they are healthier …

It is hard to believe the advent season is here. Perhaps you have noticed an influx of people putting up lights on their home, around trees, and in their yard. I love all the lights at Christmas because it reminds me of the second part of Jesus’ call to believers in Matthew chapter five. His…

About a year ago, I submitted an application to the Pomeroy Foundation on behalf of the Annie E. Jones Marker Committee for a marker honoring longtime Elizabeth City resident Annie E. Jones as part of the National Votes for Women Trail. A creation of the National Collaborative for Women’s Hi…

“According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it. For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” — I Corinthians 3:10-11

Currently on display at Museum of the Albemarle until August of next year is “Picturing Women Inventors,” a poster exhibition designed to educate and inspire young people to see themselves as future inventors. This exhibition showcases breakthroughs, motivations and challenges women encounte…

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.” — Ephesians 1:3-4

In Psalm 95:2, the psalmist reminds us to come before God with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. Few verses fit the holiday better. Psalm 95:2 sums up Thanksgiving. Let us look at these words and see how beautifully they suit this day of gratitude.

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In the Gospel of Matthew 5:38-40, Jesus says some well-known and quite outrageous things like, “If anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other one also. If anyone should sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well. Love your enemies and pray for those who per…

At the River Bridge underwater archeological excavation site on the Pasquotank River, more than 100 gallons of shoes have been excavated in an area 45 feet long by 5 feet wide. This graveyard of shoes has generated plenty of questions but very few answers.

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. — 1 Corinthians 9: 24-25

Editor’s note: The following is the 10th and final story in a multi-part series about the history of Elizabeth City State University’s football program. This story details that history from 2010 to the present day.

HERTFORD — Breast cancer survivors Kisha Darden and Kendra Bailey want women to know that early detection and comprehensive treatment can be lifesavers in the battle with breast cancer.