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September 03, 2017

I knew him before he knew me. Who is this man behind the microphone, I wondered, the emcee of the Atlantic Coast Conference Golf Tournament? It was 1990 at Northgreen Country Club, and this was my introduction to one of Rocky Mount’s finest citizens, Jim Dickens.

I hadn’t been back in…


Pam Grier dishes dirt on being a female action star

August 31, 2017

WASHINGTON — Even at 68, Pam Grier looks like she can still kick butt.

And the looks don’t deceive, Grier said. While having never played a superhero, “I’m super in real life,” said Grier, smiling and flicking back some of her flowing hair.

Grier is still going strong…


Cook fresh fruit in custardy batter

August 30, 2017

September is a curious kind of month. It’s the time of year that we wistfully bid farewell to the easy, carefree days of summer and say hello to the crisp apples, new school clothes and the more structured schedules autumn brings.

If you’re not quite ready to let go of summer, The…


Pork a great alternative for schnitzel

August 30, 2017

Schnitzels are often made with veal or chicken, but pork is a great alternative. Pounding out the cutlets makes them even thinner and more tender, so they cook up quickly, perfect for a weeknight meal. And there's that irresistible crunch from the Panko bread-crumb coating. This is one of those…