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September 24, 2017

I’ve been riding around the country on a bus for six weeks, doing a dog-and-pony show that, among many other things, included me walking into the crowd and humming a note and the audience singing, a cappella , “My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty” and singing…


Growing up as 'no big deal' helps put things in perspective

September 24, 2017

I am a member of the last generation of American children who were no big deal. No one made a big deal over me, ever. Not my mother, my father or anyone else. For my parents, raising me properly was a big deal, but I was not. It may come as a shock and surprise to some readers, but the process and…


Daughter and son-in-law refuse to fly the coop

September 24, 2017

Q I allowed my daughter and her now-husband to continue to live with me after they got married a few months ago, in hopes that they would fly the coop soon so I can finally have an empty nest. They are both 21. They both work retail and go to school. I know they would very much like to live on…


Boys & Girls Clubs name Youth of the Month winners

September 24, 2017

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain has announced its Youth of the Month winners.

Youth are selected for the honor based on contributions to their club, school, family and community as well as personal challenges and obstacles they have overcome.

Pitt County award recipients include:

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