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February 18, 2018

The ECU-NASCAR connection strikes again.

For the second straight year, I got the opportunity to write a story that ties in East Carolina with the running of the Daytona 500. After I got to chat with Paige Keselowski, wife of Brad, last year about her time in Greenville, I had the chance to talk…


Link security, vigilance with better gun control

February 18, 2018

The killing of 17 students last week in Florida raised voices of concern here about the safety of our schools. Unfortunately it’s a topic we are too familiar with. We wrote about it most recently in January after the last school shooting.

That one was in Kentucky on Jan. 24. Just two students…


Despite Olympic glow, half Korea remains in dark

February 18, 2018

Watching the media fawning over the North Korean delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics, I recalled a picture that my old boss, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, kept under the glass of a table in his office — a satellite photo of the Korean Peninsula at night.

At the bottom, awash…


The slow cooking of master plaster

February 18, 2018

The white, silky powder extends all the way to the blue mountains on the horizon, and the daughters stand ready by the sled. One push down the hill and they are giggling and tumbling and shaking off the flakes in the 90-degree sunshine.

Wait, what?

What is this glistening hill of snow that…