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Summer is here and so is the heat

As I write this week’s column, summer is officially beginning and it’s bringing the heat with it. The ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Internet Affordability program warrants extension

Since the pandemic (and perhaps even beginning before then), people have come to realize that internet has become ...

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The beat goes on…or does it?

Basketball season has come to an end once again, with the NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments recently wrapping ...

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How to get started on spring cleaning

Springtime has arrived, and with it comes warmer weather, beautiful blooming flowers, and a whole bunch of gross ...

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Overcoming language “hurdles” and other confusing words

The other day I typed a word in Google Docs that I was confident was correct. But then ...

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A run to remember: NC State does the improbable but not impossible

After I went to sleep last Friday night, I got a phone call that woke me up sometime ...

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Voter turnout in NC could be better

North Carolina’s primary election was held earlier this month on March 5. “Super Tuesday” is what everyone was ...

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