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April 30, 2017

MAURY — Few things set Thursday night’s “Prayer-and-Share” apart from any other church men’s group meeting. There is no podium positioned at the front of the room; groups of chairs are arranged in circles. Men pause near the entrance for handshakes and back-pats. Some…


Spring reading blooms

April 30, 2017

Spring is finally here for good, and as light green and new blooms fill our landscapes, it might be time for me to suggest a few books for the new season.

In “Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog,” Carrboro author Ralph Hardy retells the classic adventure story of…


Youth of the Month winners named

April 30, 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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Students take honors in Oratorical Contest

April 30, 2017

Two local students took top honors in the the North Carolina East District Zone 4 Oratorical Contest, hosted earlier this month by the Optimist Club of Greenville.

Harriett Bowles and Faith Koesters will advance to next month’s N.C. East District Oratorical Contest in Goldsboro to compete for…