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When summer fades and the season tilts to autumn, my senses heighten. The lower light casts a gauzy glow, stretching the shadows lazy and long. The air turns cool and sharp, tinged with wood-burning smoke and the essence of dew on fallen leaves. Wind gusts grow blustery, and fog bears beads …

A shout out to Pitt County Schools Nutrition Services who are making pick up or delivery of healthy food possible for online learners. Children need healthy food to succeed academically and physically. And don’t forget to wear your face covering, wait 6 feet apart and wash hands frequently.

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A shout out to all those working in health and wellness in Pitt County. Your efforts were recognized as Pitt County was named an All American County by the National Civic League. Watch Leigh Guth, Pitt County extension director, Scott Elliott, county manager, and team make the pitch to the a…

Liberty University’s decision to close its philosophy department didn’t make big headlines in May, at least not when compared with its coronavirus policies and the latest comments from University President Jerry Falwell Jr.

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Late summer reaps a kaleidoscope of peppers. It’s impossible not to scoop up armfuls of chile peppers with myriad shapes and a rainbow of colors. Some are sweet, some are fiery, and all are rich sources of vitamins A and C, folic acid, potassium and fiber, with the added benefit of beta-caro…

If you like mnemonics, here is a COVID tip: MASTERSTRESS. M-Maintain healthy eating. A-avoid isolation. S-Stay informed but not obsessed (watch the news only once a day). T-talk with others. E-engage any and all help you need (e.g. ask people to shop for you). R-relax and play. S-step outsid…

I have always liked the movie “While You Were Sleeping,” a romantic comedy with lots of interesting twists that happen while one of the main characters is in a coma. (From which he recovers completely; it’s a romantic comedy, not a romantic tragedy.)

You’ve probably heard of sheet pan dinners. The term may be trendy, but the concept is not. It simply means arranging all of your dinner components on a rimmed baking sheet, coating them with oil and seasoning, then roasting in the oven. And, voila, you have a complete dinner on a tray.

Dear readers. Hannah Verrilli, a fourth-year Brody medical student suggests you can stay active by taking advantage of free exercise classes on HasFit.com. There are classes for beginners and to more advanced folks and even a section specifically for seniors. Please eat healthy, wear your fa…