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  • Storm: Small acts of kindness

    February 27, 2016 - 10:29pm

    Campaign season is a time of big talk and bigger promises.

  • Peele: McConnell acquires courses

    February 27, 2016 - 10:24pm

    Members of Brook Valley Country Club have membership privilege at two more McConnell golf courses.

  • Rutledge: If stink bugs were edible

    February 26, 2016 - 10:29pm

    My mother is looking forward to springtime, when she can get out of the house and go hunting.

  • UConn visit provides chance to witness greatness

    February 21, 2016 - 10:29pm

    The doors to Minges Coliseum opened 90 minutes before Saturday’s scheduled 8 p.m. start, and by the hundreds they shuffled in, filling both sidelines of the lower level.

  • Clark: We’re returning to Jura

    February 20, 2016 - 10:29pm

    This summer, after some 212 years, we’ll be returning to Jura.

  • PEELE: Cash tourney coming to Ayden

    February 20, 2016 - 10:24pm

    The Kinesiology Graduate Student Organization and the Captain Christopher Cash Memorial Foundation will hold a benefit golf tournament at Ayden Golf and Country Club on April 16.

  • Rutledge: Sleeping better after saying goodbye

    February 19, 2016 - 10:29pm

    We said goodbye to an old friend last weekend and used the money to buy a new one.

  • Storm: In search of quiet

    February 13, 2016 - 10:29pm

    It’s deep into the evening and I am alone in the newsroom. All is serene, except something is clicking.

  • Rutledge: Kids today know how to play

    February 12, 2016 - 10:29pm

    My cousin, Wayne Scarbrough, plays several instruments well, and he’s nearly as old as I am.

  • Clark: Saluting racial pioneers

    February 6, 2016 - 10:29pm

    I received an email recently announcing my 50th high school reunion later this year.

  • Rutledge: An unlikely highway hero

    February 5, 2016 - 10:29pm

    In the hallway near my new office, a manager from information technologies said he had ordered a new case for the small computer I’d been issued a few days before. “We’re getting you a special case,” he said. “It comes with a big magnet on the bottom.” He was having some fun with me.

  • Castleberry: Mourning Mirra's loss

    February 5, 2016 - 4:33pm

    Six or seven years ago, I was hitting golf balls at the Bradford Creek Golf Course driving range when Dave Mirra showed up. Mirra wasn’t alone.

  • Castleberry: Finish line is near

    February 4, 2016 - 10:24pm

    Their sophomore seasons created plenty of optimism. Both disappointed as juniors.

  • Grizzard: Too many young lives lost, too many left to ask ‘Why?’

    January 31, 2016 - 10:29pm

    Why? It’s the natural question we ask when tragedy rocks our world.

  • Storm: Einstein for president

    January 30, 2016 - 10:29pm

    After long study of the current field of candidates for the 2016 presidential race, my little terrier mix Einstein has announced to me that he is considering a run.

  • Rutledge: Mountains and music ‘keep calling me home’

    January 29, 2016 - 10:29pm

    We didn’t move back to East Tennessee just for the music, but it might have been a deal breaker without guitars, fiddles and mandolins in the mix.

  • Burns: Top firefighter exemplifies dedication

    January 24, 2016 - 10:25pm

    Mark Windham’s friends and colleagues say he embodies what it means to be a firefighter, and not too long ago I was able to see that first-hand.

  • Clark: A ‘most important person’

    January 23, 2016 - 10:29pm

    My moments as a most important person in Pitt County were brief, but not without some drama and a laugh toward the end.

  • Rutledge: Let’s jump-start the economy

    January 22, 2016 - 10:29pm

    During the first few years after our family moved to Winterville in 2001, there was a gas station and convenience store on our regular route into Greenville that seemed determined to go out of business.

  • Speller: Study shows state has made strides in racial progress

    January 17, 2016 - 10:25pm

    WalletHub, a social media finance company, recently ranked North Carolina ninth among all 50 states and the District of Columbia that are making improvements against racial barriers.

  • Storm: The banished words list

    January 16, 2016 - 10:29pm

    January holds few pleasures, but one thing we always have to look forward to is the list of banished words from Lake Superior State University.

  • Peele: GCC hires Farmer

    January 16, 2016 - 10:24pm

    Rob Farmer has taken the reins at Greenville Country Club as its new head professional.

  • Rutledge: A gold record

    January 15, 2016 - 10:29pm

    I must apologize to Patty Loveless, one of Nashville’s finest female vocalists.

  • Burns: Lottery tickets can even make losers feel rich for a while

    January 10, 2016 - 10:26pm

    It’s 3:15 p.m. on Saturday. I am at a swim meet, where I spend many Saturdays because my younger daughter swims competitively year-round.

  • Clark: People love Mark Rutledge

    January 9, 2016 - 10:29pm

    I quit counting how many times this has happened: I am walking through the grocery store and a passerby recognizes me as someone who works at the paper.


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