Cal Bryant

Springtime means dogwoods and white perch

Locals and even those from outside our little corner of the world proclaim the Chowan River as the ...

Columns

A hodgepodge of wrong names, hidden cakes, and runaway flamingos

Some weeks, it feels like my mind is all over the place. It’s sort of like my brain ...

Cal Bryant

Have you got talent? It’s your time to shine!

Is there a Carrie Underwood among us? How ‘bout a gifted writer such as Ernest Hemingway; or another ...

Columns

Blind broadcaster shows the power of opportunity

I don’t often have a chance to listen to basketball games on the radio. I tune in occasionally ...

Cal Bryant

Busting the bracket and the bank

Borrowing from well-used phrase in baseball, this week’s column goes “around the horn” in reference to brief opinions ...

Columns

Please don’t “complement” my spelling

Recently, I was reading what fans online were saying about a particular TV show I enjoy watching. I ...

Cal Bryant

Gone, but not forgotten for ‘service above self’

Over the course of my 40-plus years in the newspaper business, I’ve been extremely fortunate to have built ...

Letters to the Editor

We need to stop the growth of evil

To the Editor: America and most of the free world are standing with Ukraine. As it suffers an ...

Columns

Tournament brackets: made for “madness” and fun

It’s about time for March Madness to start gearing up. Whether you’re a diehard, hardcore sports fan or ...

Cal Bryant

Brooklyn or bust…..let the games begin!

Before diving into this week’s column topic – the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament – let me first give ...

Columns

Go get your ‘redemption’ story somewhere else

On Feb. 24, officials with Grambling State University announced that they had hired Art Briles as the offensive ...

Cal Bryant

Treasures abound within newspaper files

It’s the irony of ironies. Over the past few months, the staff here at Roanoke-Chowan Publications – which ...

Columns

You’d have to pay me to stop browsing

How much money would someone have to pay you to keep off of social media? Would $1,800 be ...

Columns

Ski ballet and other forgotten Winter Olympic sports

How many of you took ballet classes as a kid? I did! Though as I got older, the ...

Cal Bryant

Please add snow globe watching to the Olympics

The current Games of the Winter Olympics being held in Beijing, China isn’t – at least right now ...

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