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September 16, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md.

As Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry broke free for an 18-yard touchdown run less than four minutes into Saturday’s football game against East Carolina, sportswriters and ECU and Navy staffers in the press box naturally turned to Page 3 of Navy’s game notes to digest various…


Editorial: Now more than ever, Floyd should be the measure

September 15, 2019

It was daytime when the first bands of Hurricane Floyd began lashing eastern North Carolina and the Greenville area on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, 20 years ago today.

The Tar River was nearly 5 feet above flood stage already, thanks in good measure to two passes by Hurricane Dennis two weeks before.…


Digging into horticulture: Meet Pitt County’s newest extension agent

September 14, 2019

Are you easily distracted by beautiful landscapes or unique gardens? Would you love to know the trick to growing fruits and veggies? Just wish you could figure out how to rid yourself of those stubborn mystery weeds?

Well, as a self-titled ‘professional plant nerd’, my answer to all of…


‘But there’s a full moon rising; let’s go dancing in the light’

September 14, 2019

When my wife chose Sept. 13 for our wedding day in 1997, she was not looking ahead to see that our 22nd anniversary would fall on Friday the 13th under a full moon.

“So what are we going to do on our anniversary?” I asked Sharon a few days before.

“Oh, probably the same thing we…