November 19, 2017

Q There is a group of women with whom I’ve taken weekend trips once or twice a year over the last six years. Back in May, we tossed around possible trip ideas for the summer. Nothing was decided. I saw two of these friends (the third lives in another state) a couple times in June and…

Boys & Girls Clubs announce Youth of the Month winners

November 19, 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:


Every day is an adventure

November 19, 2017

Slight panic in the airport out in Texas. Waiting to check a bag, pull out my billfold, no driver’s license. Check pockets, briefcase. Credit cards, no license. The brain flutters. Hotel? Taxi? Pickpocket? A teen terrorist from Izvestistan perhaps, trying to persuade TSA he is 75 and from…

Short Answers Nov. 19

November 19, 2017


Dear Short Answers: Since I do all the cooking at home, my husband does the dishes. The problem is that he does a horrible job at it. He refuses to run the dishwasher until it’s packed so full that half the dishes don’t get clean. But he still puts them away even if they…

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