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Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Activities encourage children to read

July 14, 2018

Thursday was Summer Learning Day across the nation and several local organizations celebrated the day with special activities and events.

The Down East Partnership for Children helped organize many of the events in an effort to encourage learning outside of school hours and to prevent the brain…


Grants help YMCA offer swim lessons

July 13, 2018

The Harrison Family YMCA has teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region and Peacemakers to provide swimming lessons to 100 local children this summer.

Through the Michael Phelps Foundation as well as Pfizer, the YMCA was able to obtain grants that allowed it to open its doors…


Film premiere raises funds for Hope Initiative

July 13, 2018

A man drives down a local street, casually talking about his addiction and using his seat belt as a tourniquet while shooting heroin into the veins on his left arm.

That's the opening scene of the powerful documentary “The Cost of Living High,” which premiered Thursday night at the Dunn…


Performance entertains kids of all ages

July 12, 2018

More than 200 people — mostly kids — turned out Wednesday to be entertained by the Doug Berky Theatre at the Imperial Centre.

Braswell Memorial Library sponsored the two performances as part of its Summer Reading Program. 

Doug Berky’s performances “are an intricately…