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October 27, 2018

Roaring through the neighborhood in my Chevy pickup is lately making me feel like a teenager again. I mostly resist the urge to squall the tires.

My father didn’t have a lot of money, but he managed to keep wheels under his children once we reached legal driving age. With his eldest son, the…

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October 21, 2018

It’s time to vote. The signs are sprouting all along the roadways, giving us pause to reflect upon our civic privilege and responsibility to take time to cast a vote for those on the ballot, willing to serve the common good of our community.

How do you choose a candidate? What makes one…

Bob Hudak

October 21, 2018

I am looking for iconic North Carolina eateries for a new book.

The dictionary defines iconic as “widely recognized and well-established” or “widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence.”

The iconic restaurants should be (1) widely known in North…


October 20, 2018

The conference room at work has a new wide-screen TV hanging on the wall. It’s the size that can start fights inside a Walmart on Christmas Eve.

Before a recent staff meeting, someone joked that we could turn on the “Price Is Right” or “Dr. Phil” or some other staple…

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October 15, 2018

It was easy to think back to East Carolina football’s successful run in Conference USA during Saturday night’s game against Houston at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

The first reminder was Houston being the visiting team. The Cougars occupied the same visiting sideline Dec. 5, 2009, for a…


October 14, 2018

It is Octoberfest season in Germany (which never really ends), and the beer halls of Munich are awash with Lederhosen.

One hundred and fifty million years ago, those future beer halls were awash with brine in a lagoon adrift with Jurassic starfish.

Brittle stars, which still crawl the floors of the…

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October 14, 2018

I was a proud Boy Scout and Scout leader but had lost touch with the program.

However, my youngest grandson’s excitement over having just been signed up for Cub Scouts happened to open a window on some truly monumental changes in the Scouting world. Like me, you may have missed them.


Bob Garner

October 14, 2018

Last month’s flooding from Hurricane Florence brought such bad news to New Bern and its neighboring cities, towns and communities.

There is a little bit of good news for New Bern this month.

The town’s best-selling author, Nicholas Sparks, is releasing a new book, “Every Breath.…


October 13, 2018

For anyone not yet immersed in the world of essential oils, a house party is trying to find you.

Women used to attend house parties to learn about, buy and sell Tupperware. Today, similar parties focus on the medicinal values associated with essential oils. Before my wife went to one of those…

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October 08, 2018


Temple was working on a smooth opening drive against East Carolina on Saturday until Anthony Russo overthrew a receiver for an interception to a waiting Corey Seargent. It was the worst throw in the game.

By the end of the first quarter, however, Temple was looking to add to its…

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