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August 26, 2017

We were young, newly married and looking for shark teeth in the surf. A smiling young shark wearing a skirt and carrying flyers handed us a promise of $50 for an hour of our time.

My young wife and I were about to learn that when someone is willing to pay cash for one hour of your time, a huge…


August 22, 2017


The Grove is a sacred place to the players of the 16 teams at the Little League World Series.

They allow their coaches inside the dorm-style complex on the World Series grounds, but otherwise it is like the world’s most diverse backyard treehouse and a secret password…


August 21, 2017

In a country where it feels like divide has swallowed its citizens whole, it’s an event entirely out of human hands that will connect this great nation.

For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse on Monday will range from sea to sea in the continental United States, literally…


August 20, 2017

The Pitt County Girls Softball League is holding its annual golf tournament on Oct. 6 at noon at Ironwood County Club. The cost to play is $400 per team, or $100 per individual player.

The fee includes range balls, lunch, pizza after the tournament, raffle prizes and non-alcoholic beverages.…

August 20, 2017

The moon is about to throw some shade.

On Monday, the Earth will experience a moon-shade eclipse, and it will be at least partially visible throughout the United States, including from Greenville. The view from the moon will be of a full marble Earth, lit by the Sun from behind the Moon, with a…

August 18, 2017

This seemed inevitable.

Brad Keselowski’s announcement Thursday that he will be shutting down Brad Keselowski Racing, which fields two full-time Camping World Truck Series teams, at the end of this season is a big one for many reasons.

For one, it shakes up the driver lineup for that series…

NASCAR Dover Auto Racing

August 18, 2017

My wife and I have, for more than a year, been telling people we are building a house. So far, bees are the only ones breaking ground on our plot.

I hate bees, and they certainly have no love for me or the Scag mowing machine I use each week to smash their little homes. A day later, the bees have…

Mark Rutledge
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