August 18, 2017

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital recently hosted its 12th annual Community Benefit Grants Reception, disbursing a total of $109,000 to 10 local community agencies.

Vidant Health’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of Eastern North Carolina includes helping people take better care of…

It's time to take down the flag

August 15, 2017

It’s time to talk about the Confederate flag.

As a young sailor, the entirety of my civilian wardrobe was a pair of faded jeans, a couple of tee-shirts and a blue suede jacket with the Navy seal stitched across the back, an American flag on one shoulder and a Confederate flag on the other.


Local artist shines at art show exhibit

August 11, 2017

Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount recently sponsored an Art Show Exhibit to showcase the painting talent of resident Annie Jackson.

It is hard to imagine that Jackson had no idea of her wonderful talent until she retired in 1991. With nudging from her sister-in-law, they began…

Sometimes the good guys win

August 07, 2017

I've been twice subpoenaed in the course of my reporting career.

Both situations came about while I was the crime reporter for a daily newspaper on the coast.

First, I was subpoenaed in a gang-related murder case. A suspect was arrested and charged with stabbing his friend 30 times. It was…