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December 17, 2017

With a pig’s arms around your neck and your arms around the pig’s back, all snugly and warm, who knows what might happen later?

My first solo pig-picking after a decade of assists taught Lesson 1: “Make sure you have your own assistants.” Having no help nor a big cooler, I…


Boys & Girls Clubs honor Youth of the Month

December 17, 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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Good books for the folks you forgot

December 17, 2017

You forgot somebody, didn’t you?

Somebody who is expecting a present from you? And now, remembering, you have no idea what to give, do you?

Here are some thoughts from my recent reading.

At the top of your list of books for your friends who are public policy or history nerds should be two…


Dec. 17 Short Answers

December 17, 2017

GET YOUR OWN LIFE

Dear Short Answers:
 Last year, my father married a 30-year old woman (who just happens to be only three years older than me). Recently, she announced that she was pregnant! That was quite a surprise to me since I know that my father is not able to have children any more…