September 28, 2018
The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus is entering its 33rd season with a full schedule of live performances scheduled for the 2018-19 “Tar River Live” Concert Season.
The Tar River Orchestra and Choral Society was founded in 1986 and has grown to include a professional philharmonic…
September 20, 2018
Dick Tracey did not have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. He put on a virtual reality headset.
Through VR, he rode an elevator to a high-rise atrium that looked so real he fell to his knees.
“I needed to search with my hand for something solid around me,” he…
September 19, 2018
There are certain tried-and-true food combinations that should never be messed with.
One classic example includes ripe, seductive figs paired with salty, supple prosciutto and fresh goat cheese. "Sweet, salty and creamy" — you might call this trio a holy triumvirate. Add rosemary to the mix…
September 16, 2018
Outside the Dackelmuseum in Passau, Germany, I dropped to the cobblestone pavement to greet its four-legged ambassadors, year-old siblings Moni and Little Seppi. The black-and-tan short-haired dachshunds sniffed me, then Little Seppi reached up to gently lick my face.
A kiss so soon? I felt special,…
September 13, 2018
WILMINGTON — The doors of a “One Tree Hill” landmark are finally reopening for a special charity event.
The brick warehouse at 1121 S. Front St. is a mecca of sorts for fans, heralded for its history as the set of the Tric nightclub and concert venue on The CW’s locally…
September 12, 2018
Now that school is back in full swing, we need a few simple recipes up our sleeves for fast and nourishing dinners. This bowl of pasta should be on your list. It’s a fresh and robust weeknight dinner you can whip up in less than 30 minutes. The simple sauce relies on my favorite pantry…
September 10, 2018
WILSON — Donnie Hall Jr. was 20 when he spent $300 to buy his first Corvette.
It was a 1966 convertible that had rolled over in a fatal, high-speed wreck.
Hall’s friends said he would never get the car working again, but the young mechanic proved them all wrong.
“A year later, I…
September 08, 2018
East Carolina University’s latest collaboration is strictly for the birds.
Sylvan Heights Bird Park and ECU officials have approved a formal collaboration to boost research and preserve endangered waterfowl.
The deal allows ECU to create a research facility — ECU at Sylvan Heights…
September 07, 2018
A new play written by a Rocky Mount playwright and inspired by a story in the Rocky Mount Telegram opens tonight at the Nash Arts Center.
The play, entitled “Seven Bridges Road,” was written by established playwright Marilynn Barner Anselmi.
Amselmi said she was moved to write…
September 05, 2018
From the loving way I look at them, you’d think these jars were filled with a fine red wine. But no, they are filled with fine red tomatoes. How satisfied and rich they make me feel!
The royal red color broadcasts richness through the sparkling clean glass. But it’s not just for show; I…