Monday, May 27, 2019

Historically black American Legion Post 160 remembers and looks forward

May 27, 2019

There’s a not-so-well-known story about thousands of freed slaves who helped organize a parade around a Charleston, S.C., racetrack at the end of the Civil War to honor more than 260 fallen Union solders.

It’s a story that, over the years, has not been included in the history of…

Time-honored tradition: Scouts place 1,100 flags in cemeteries for Memorial Day

May 26, 2019

Boy Scouts placing American flags alongside veterans' graves are far too young to recall a holiday known as Decoration Day. Many of their parents were born after Memorial Day became a federal holiday that is observed the last Monday in May.

Still, as many as 200 area Scouts and families continue…

His brothers' and sister's keeper: Methodist Home for Children helps siblings stay together

May 26, 2019

Between National Siblings Day and Father's Day is Foster Care Month. Tyanna Robertson has one person to thank on all three occasions.

For more than a decade, her brother, Tyson, has been more than a sibling. At age 21, he took in Tyanna and her twin brother, Tyshawn, who were 9 at the time. He…

LaRue Evans hits another milestone

May 26, 2019

WINTERVILLE — LaRue Mooring Evans began her career as a professional educator in a most unusual way.

It was in 1940 after graduating from East Carolina Teaching College, now East Carolina University, with degrees in English, French and history.

“When I graduated from…

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