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Musical instruments with names as fun as their sounds

Music is an integral part of life. We listen to it in our free time, while we’re driving, ...

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Remembering a perfect role model

There’s not many days that go by without me pausing to think just how fortunate I’ve been in ...

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Exploring the highways and backroads of the Roanoke-Chowan

Over Memorial Day weekend, I took a day trip to Raleigh. I’ve made this trip countless times, so ...

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No purchase necessary….details inside

I think the first time I stumbled across the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, it was featured on a ...

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The pleasures and pitfalls of nostalgia

One of my favorite movies is “Howl’s Moving Castle.” It’s an animated feature from famous Japanese production company ...

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A little dash of this and that

This is for all those in the Roanoke-Chowan area who feel “slighted” because the cicada invasion bypassed their ...

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From honorary degrees to runaway zebras and everything in between

As the old saying goes: “life is strange.” There are some days where you watch events unfold and ...

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The battle for freedom continues

This coming Monday (May 27) is Memorial Day. To me, that is the most important holiday of all ...

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Go forth, graduates, and explore the world

Graduation season has arrived. Universities have already started marching graduates across the stage to receive their hard-earned diplomas, ...

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Some things are learned the hard way

In her column this past Saturday, my newsroom partner, Holly Taylor, reminded us of the importance of pre-planning ...

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Never too early to get prepared for hurricane season

Hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until June 1, and the tropics look to be quiet at the moment. ...

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A wonderful life worth mimicking

She was born in the midst of a World War. She passed away on a calm, early spring ...

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A list comprised of words that inspire ire

A silly little memory from college that particularly stands out is a discussion we had in one of ...

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Noodling….let the good times roll!

It’s been many, many moons ago when I last enjoyed a leisurely afternoon fishing. It was enjoyable even ...

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Different each year: the joys of growing a garden

Like many people around here, I grew up with a vegetable garden in my backyard each year. Though ...

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