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May 21, 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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Short Answers May 21

May 21, 2017

IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE

Dear Short Answers: My daughter graduates from kindergarten next week. I am happy to celebrate the moment, but the school she attends is having a full-blown “graduation” with cap & gown, diplomas, speeches — it’s crazy. And they are selling…


From North Carolina golf to a mention in the New York Times

May 21, 2017

Every North Carolina author would give his or her eyetooth to get a mention at the top of the lead editorial in The New York Times during the week of a new book release.

It happened to best-selling author Jim Dodson on May 12. His new book, “The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a…


Mystery Plant

May 20, 2017

Not even June yet, and it’s already hot, with record highs popping up here and there in the South. With all the coming heat recently I’ve begun thinking frequently about returning more often to my kayak as a source of relief. That is, I find my kayak a good way to leave the high ground…