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December 03, 2016

No one ever wants to be a hospital patient, but if I have to be one again I might try passing myself off as a kid. Impossible, but perhaps for the effort they’d give me a room at Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

At 6-foot-one, my 14-year-old daughter, Noel, probably was the tallest kid…


Earning a living wage

December 02, 2016

Overtime pay for salaried workers stifled by federal judge

If all had gone according to the Obama administration's plans, 4.2 million middle-income workers would have gotten an early Christmas gift. Under a Labor Department regulation issued in May, they were scheduled to become eligible for…


Development grant validates ENC innovation efforts

December 01, 2016

It might not have stirred much attention in some quarters of Greenville, but East Carolina University’s  announcement last week that its Office of Innovation and Economic Development will receive nearly $500,000 for a project to accelerate and expand commercialization is important news…


ECU students offer critical humanitarian lesson

November 30, 2016

Some people seem to naturally understand the humanitarian concepts of giving and caring for the family of man. Others might never have learned these values, while still others reject them outright. The members of East Carolina University’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa National…