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August 19, 2018

This summer my husband and I, along with our travel friends, have decided to go rogue.

Instead of our usual carefully orchestrated river boat or cruise ship trip, we’re going to figure out our own itineraries. Our own meals. Our own transportation. We’re renting a villa in Italy.

For…


Campus parking poses a problem

August 12, 2018

Let me begin by saying I know I’m directionally-challenged. Still, what happened to me on the campus of N.C. State University was not entirely my fault.

I was scheduled to attend a writing seminar held in the University College Commons Building on State’s central campus. I had a…


Local paper offers all kinds of news

August 05, 2018

Did you know that Rocky Mount Mills is to be the site of a 20-unit tiny home hotel? Or that the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office arrested three men who were part of an all-terrain vehicle theft ring and recovered several ATV’s? Or that local truck drivers are upset about a new city…


Beach life changes over the years

July 29, 2018

The waves roll in, the tides recede. Over and over and over. The Atlantic Ocean is always there, looking much the same.

Since childhood, I have visited its shores countless times, first at Atlantic Beach and these days at Emerald Isle. Though the ocean is a constant, my beach experience has changed…