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August 22, 2017

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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August 13, 2017

When I was young, my family made many long car trips in our trusty station wagon. There were five of us siblings, and we were spread across the vehicle — one in the front with our parents, three in the central seat and one lucky soul (usually me) in the “jump seat” way…

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August 13, 2017

Kevin Harvick always will have a fascinating connection to the Earnhardt family.

It was Dale Earnhardt’s death in February 2001 that suddenly propelled Harvick into a ride in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Many of Earnhardt’s fans immediately tabbed his son Dale Earnhardt Jr., as…

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August 12, 2017

My brother-in-law Dwain and I were discussing the importance of workday naps for improving individual productivity. Dwain is an insurance adjuster and allowed that his workday naps are made easier by a bed in his office.

"Yes!" I exclaimed. "A bed in every office! That is what America needs!"

Dwain…

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August 07, 2017

Change is a scary thing. Sometimes it can threaten our way of life or trample the values we hold so dear. But change is often times necessary for a society and, in this case, a community to grow.

Change is happening here in Greenville right now, and it's driven by recent graduates just entering the…

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