August 23, 2017

One of the most wonderful things about eating at new restaurants is getting the opportunity to try new dishes that use produce, meats, cheeses, bread, honey, wine and other North Carolina-produced items. When you taste a sweet potato picked from 20 miles away, sip rum from Kill Devil Hills or eat…

Vendor of the Week: The Farm on Grape Creek

August 23, 2017

The Leroy James Farmers Market vendor of the week is The Farm on Grape Creek.

It all started with Baa Baa, the black sheep.

In 2011, Meg Guion, then in high school, worked part-time at a local farm that had a newborn orphan lamb she named Baa Baa. Meg helped bottle feed the little lamb and fell in…

Produce storage can be a challenge

August 23, 2017

Congratulations to the Pitt County Child Nutrition Staff. I had a great time with you as you spent a day getting excited and gaining new knowledge to make this year's school breakfast and school lunches even better than ever for Pitt County school children and teens. Have a great year.


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Winterville Watermelon Festival opens tonight

August 23, 2017

The Winterville Watermelon Festival is growing.

The annual event kicks off at 6 p.m. today with Night of Celebration at 324 Sylvania St. It is the first time in the festival’s 32-year history that it has opened on a Wednesday.

The event will include free concerts featuring Christian music,…