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November 18, 2018

Dear readers: Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful that Chris Crotty a soon to be physician and former service member volunteered to share his story of Building Resilience Through Nutrition. As you gather with family and friends this holiday season, share your tips of living a high quality, healthy…


Forever dancing with the stars

November 18, 2018

As the breeze twirls dust over the rocks of a vast and grainy landscape, as grit and ash ripple and dance into rift and reticulum, accreting a piece of the whole, a part of the main, weaving new rock from old sand; there, along the brush-stroke barrens of an ancient desert, one can see to eternity.…


ECU alum pens first book

November 18, 2018

East Carolina University alumnus Mark E. Johnson, a writer and adventure travel company owner, is set to released his first book, “Doofus Dad Does Everest Base Camp,” on Tuesday.

The book chronicles the author’s trek in April to the world’s tallest mountain and is written in…


Deeply fringed petals make for a striking bloom

November 17, 2018

Here's a few flowers; but 'bout midnight, more:

— Cymbeline, Act 4, scene 2. William Shakespeare.

Are you looking for a very strange flower? Well, this one’s for you.

Now the scientific name for this oddball, which comes from Greek, means “hairy flower.” And why not? The six,…