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June 06, 2018

Now that Memorial Day, the official gateway to summer, has passed, we can look ahead to the promise of long sunny days spent at the beach. For me, this vision is not complete without a bowl of clam chowder. Blame it on my New England roots, but slurping down a bowl of steaming creamy chowder is…


June 06, 2018

Q Part of my humor — and my self-defense mechanism — is to be self-deprecating. I’m getting better about it, as I learned early on that people would use my jokes against me, which never felt good. Plus, I genuinely like myself a lot better with over a decade of therapy under my…

June 04, 2018

E.B. Aycock Middle School has inducted 41 new students into its Junior National Beta Club chapter.

Membership is based on academic achievement, character, leadership and service.

Inductees included sixth-graders: William Blanchard, Ginny Blount, Seth Bright, Mckinsey Burt, Alaina Combs, Alyssa…


June 04, 2018

Four Pitt County students are among 20 incoming freshman selected for the EC Scholars program at East Carolina University.

Luke Fogarty, Elliot Paul, Alexander Teodorescu and Sophia Villani have received ECU's most prestigious and competitive undergraduate academic scholarship, which is based on…


June 04, 2018

Arendell Parrott Academy junior Grace Newhall recently won second place in secondary school art projects at the Tar Heel Jr. Historians State Convention. Her painting, which highlighted Vidant Hospital’s role in eastern North Carolina health care, was accompanied by research on the evolution…


June 03, 2018

The 15-year-old boy came to the house for dinner after a long morning of plowing behind a mule.

He washed at the hand pump on the back porch and decided on a quick smoke before being called to the table. There was just enough Duke’s in his drawstring pouch for one cigarette.

A younger sister…

Bob Garner

June 03, 2018

Q I am a grandmother with custody of my two grandsons, 6-year-old twins. Because of behavior problems at home and school and difficulties relating to other children (they play and communicate with one another just fine), they have been diagnosed with autism. What is your opinion of the diagnosis…


June 03, 2018

Q My best friend, “Gail,” and I have grown apart the past few years. It’s no one’s fault, we just don’t have anything in common anymore. She’s a stay-at-home mom with two kids under 4, and is busy with all of the things that come with that. I’m single,…

Carolyn Hax

June 03, 2018

There is an old Japanese adage that says when the student is ready, he will find the teacher.

Evidently, Bill Stockey believes this. Why else would he build a karate dojo a quarter mile off the highway just outside of Fountain? There are no billboards to advertise it, no website or Facebook page.…


June 03, 2018


Dear Short Answers: I recently got engaged and am planning my wedding for January 2019. The guest list hasn’t been determined, and we don’t really even know how many people we will invite. The other day, a co-worker asked me if I was going to invite her (which seemed rude…

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