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September 11, 2017

Here we go again ...

After a decade at the beach, my wife said she hated to say goodbye to the sand and surf (and fresh seafood), but at least our days dealing with hurricanes were at an end. We were both relieved to be putting all that behind us when we moved to the Twin Counties.

Boy, were we…


August 28, 2017

This old dog is learning new tricks.

In my professional and personal lives, I’ve changed my mind on two things I’ve been adamant against for years.

First, as a reporter, I’ve never recorded an interview. I always felt like a reporter who relies on recorded interviews isn’t…


August 26, 2017

Dr. Benjamin L. Coulter, medical director of the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Laboratory and medical director of the Vidant Multispecialty Clinic-Tarboro Laboratory, has recently been named to the prestigious 2017 “40 Under Forty” list by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.…

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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…


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.



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…


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…


July 20, 2017

Eagle Scout candidate Nicholas Jordan Andrews completed a new Vidant Family Medicine-Pinetops walking track earlier this year that has since proved to be popular with the clinic staff, patients and families and community as a whole.

The total project involved screening and laying a 1/8 mile walking…


July 19, 2017

Edgecombe County students Jacqueline Dickens and Caley Mayo recently were recognized for completing NC Farm Bureau's Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders Program.

The program assists exceptional rising high school seniors from across the state in exploring agricultural-related college majors…


July 17, 2017

Humans have an evolutionary predisposition to fear spiders and snakes. That’s because both can kill you with one venomized bite.

But not me. I’m not afraid of arachnids or serpents. They’re natural predators of the one lowly creature in this universe of which I am frightened:…

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