Monday, February 18, 2019

Successor should follow Jones' legacy, constituents say

February 17, 2019

Tributes to the late U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. focused on the attention he received nationally when he renounced his vote on the war in Iraq or sparred with Republicans over the budget.

However, people in eastern North Carolina this week talked about the personal connections he built, whether…

Black history event celebrates past, present

February 17, 2019

Dudley Flood had a vision — one he said was a simple one.

It was a group of men, women and children of all races interacting and smiling with each other.

“And then I saw an angel, and I asked that angel, ‘What is this?’

She said, “The Kingdom of God.’

I asked her…

Heart for ENC helping nonprofits fan God's flame

February 17, 2019

There are times when the closest view does not offer the best vantage point.

A case in point is when a group of local business leaders traveled to Selma, Ala., to see how a program developed there could serve as a model for Greenville.

“We came back thinking we need to bring this back to…

The $6 million question: Where is my bionic knee?

February 17, 2019

One of the surest signs of middle age is a Facebook feed full of friends detailing their medical ailments.

Just this week, I counted not one, not two, but three pals who were undergoing knee replacement surgery. One proudly posted a post-op X-ray showing what looked like a spring in her leg.…

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