KENANSVILLE — Family and friends gathered last Friday to celebrate a special day in Kenansville, as Edith Hall Garrett celebrated 102 years of life. Commissioner Jesse Dowe, Duplin County Board of Commissioners presented Garret with a proclamation letter in honor of this special day.
What happened to her?
This is the latest installment in an ongoing series about local musicians.
Dad’s riding lawnmower was revered for its sheer shear, and for being made out of a washing machine.
On my jogging route around the community college, there are trees planted as memorials. Each one has a plaque on a post bearing the name of the tree, the person who planted it and the one remembered.
According to legend, the history of tea began as early as 2737 BC when the Chinese emperor, Shen Nung was sitting underneath a tree. His servant was boiling water for him to drink when a few leaves from a Camellia Sinensis tree fell into the water, creating the first cup of tea.
A Greenville woman recently was awarded the state’s top civilian honor in recognition of more than 30 years of public service and for her work in child development.
I’m not sure when a house becomes a home, but I don’t think we’re quite there yet.
It has happened again.
The classic autobiographical novel “A Death in the Family,” by James Agee, was required reading for an Appalachian studies course I took a few years ago. My family is practically part of the story.
Readers sometimes ask how I choose a movie to review. There’s no simple answer. Sometime it’s because a film is too important to ignore. Sometimes because it’s playing at a local theater. Sometimes it just catches my eye.
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Having gone through a tenure battle at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill based, in part, on conflicting views about how history of racism should be taught in our schools, it is refreshing to encounter “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across Ameri…
Rigorous rehearsal schedules combined with heavy course loads, individual practice time and part-time jobs can sometimes overwhelm music majors, new research from East Carolina University showed.
The other day, someone here in town brought by a big plastic bag with all sorts of plant matter inside.
Keeping planters looking good in the hot, humid southern summer with its occasional dry spells can be a real challenge.
It’s summer, and I am greedy. The stone fruit is impossible to resist right now. The farmers markets are teeming with peaches, nectarines and plums. I oblige and bring home bags stuffed to the brim, only to return for more the next day. It really isn’t a challenge to slurp through the juicy …
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