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EDENTON — Among the fun things you will be be able to do on National Lighthouse Day in Edenton Saturday is to take a shot at dunking a local celebrity — and even get a “guaranteed dunk” if the price is right.

EDENTON — Among the fun things you will be be able to do on National Lighthouse Day in Edenton Saturday is to take a shot at dunking a local celebrity — and even get a “guaranteed dunk” if the price is right.

For now, wearing a face mask in indoor public places remains optional for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents in Chowan and Perquimans counties despite new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the governor’s office recommending they be worn where the rate of COVID-19 tran…

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Sports Stories

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

I’m on vacation so forgive me if I seem a bit all over the place in this week’s column. It’s only because I am.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

I’m not one to recycle columns but I knew what I wanted to cover this week and then remembered I had written about it a few years ago.

Opinion Stories

Small Town Girl with Leslie Beachboard

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.”

Out Here in Left Field with Thadd White Jr.

Lyndal and I were yet to be married. Alex was barely six. Camden was still a thought in our minds.

Are you enthusiastic today? Sometimes with a lot of rather negative news being circulated on a regular basis it can become challenging to be enthusiastic, but all we really need to do is just look around us and, as The Carter Family sang many years ago, “Keep on The Sunny Side.”

One of the better mini-series I have ever watched is “Band of Brothers” that first aired on HBO in 2001. It follows the men of a paratrooper company from initial training through the end of World War II in Europe. There is classic line near the end that has stuck with me since.

I have always been interested in the history of criminal justice during the Colonial period of America. In my numerous trips to Colonial Williamsburg and visiting the old jail, listening to the history of Colonial justice was most enjoyable and educational.

Features Stories

Meditating on His Word with Sylvia Hughes

I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

Grace & Truth with Pastor Emanuel Webb Hoggard

In 1970, a pastor’s wife asked a 20-year-old new convert to help with children’s church. She’d only been in the church a few weeks, and had never taught children. She wasn’t trained. She wasn’t “called.” She was willing.