Storm: Small acts of kindness
February 27, 2016 - 11:29pm
Campaign season is a time of big talk and bigger promises.
Peele: McConnell acquires courses
February 27, 2016 - 11:24pm
Members of Brook Valley Country Club have membership privilege at two more McConnell golf courses.
Rutledge: If stink bugs were edible
February 26, 2016 - 11:29pm
My mother is looking forward to springtime, when she can get out of the house and go hunting.
UConn visit provides chance to witness greatness
February 21, 2016 - 11:29pm
The doors to Minges Coliseum opened 90 minutes before Saturday’s scheduled 8 p.m. start, and by the hundreds they shuffled in, filling both sidelines of the lower level.
Clark: We’re returning to Jura
February 20, 2016 - 11:29pm
This summer, after some 212 years, we’ll be returning to Jura.
PEELE: Cash tourney coming to Ayden
February 20, 2016 - 11:24pm
The Kinesiology Graduate Student Organization and the Captain Christopher Cash Memorial Foundation will hold a benefit golf tournament at Ayden Golf and Country Club on April 16.
Rutledge: Sleeping better after saying goodbye
February 19, 2016 - 11:29pm
We said goodbye to an old friend last weekend and used the money to buy a new one.
Storm: In search of quiet
February 13, 2016 - 11:29pm
It’s deep into the evening and I am alone in the newsroom. All is serene, except something is clicking.
Rutledge: Kids today know how to play
February 12, 2016 - 11:29pm
My cousin, Wayne Scarbrough, plays several instruments well, and he’s nearly as old as I am.
Clark: Saluting racial pioneers
February 6, 2016 - 11:29pm
I received an email recently announcing my 50th high school reunion later this year.
Rutledge: An unlikely highway hero
February 5, 2016 - 11:29pm
In the hallway near my new office, a manager from information technologies said he had ordered a new case for the small computer I’d been issued a few days before. “We’re getting you a special case,” he said. “It comes with a big magnet on the bottom.” He was having some fun with me.
Castleberry: Mourning Mirra's loss
February 5, 2016 - 5:33pm
Six or seven years ago, I was hitting golf balls at the Bradford Creek Golf Course driving range when Dave Mirra showed up. Mirra wasn’t alone.
Castleberry: Finish line is near
February 4, 2016 - 11:24pm
Their sophomore seasons created plenty of optimism.
Both disappointed as juniors.
Grizzard: Too many young lives lost, too many left to ask ‘Why?’
January 31, 2016 - 11:29pm
Why? It’s the natural question we ask when tragedy rocks our world.
Storm: Einstein for president
January 30, 2016 - 11:29pm
After long study of the current field of candidates for the 2016 presidential race, my little terrier mix Einstein has announced to me that he is considering a run.
Rutledge: Mountains and music ‘keep calling me home’
January 29, 2016 - 11:29pm
We didn’t move back to East Tennessee just for the music, but it might have been a deal breaker without guitars, fiddles and mandolins in the mix.
Burns: Top firefighter exemplifies dedication
January 24, 2016 - 11:25pm
Mark Windham’s friends and colleagues say he embodies what it means to be a firefighter, and not too long ago I was able to see that first-hand.
Clark: A ‘most important person’
January 23, 2016 - 11:29pm
My moments as a most important person in Pitt County were brief, but not without some drama and a laugh toward the end.
Rutledge: Let’s jump-start the economy
January 22, 2016 - 11:29pm
During the first few years after our family moved to Winterville in 2001, there was a gas station and convenience store on our regular route into Greenville that seemed determined to go out of business.
Speller: Study shows state has made strides in racial progress
January 17, 2016 - 11:25pm
WalletHub, a social media finance company, recently ranked North Carolina ninth among all 50 states and the District of Columbia that are making improvements against racial barriers.
Storm: The banished words list
January 16, 2016 - 11:29pm
January holds few pleasures, but one thing we always have to look forward to is the list of banished words from Lake Superior State University.
Peele: GCC hires Farmer
January 16, 2016 - 11:24pm
Rob Farmer has taken the reins at Greenville Country Club as its new head professional.
Rutledge: A gold record
January 15, 2016 - 11:29pm
I must apologize to Patty Loveless, one of Nashville’s finest female vocalists.
Burns: Lottery tickets can even make losers feel rich for a while
January 10, 2016 - 11:26pm
It’s 3:15 p.m. on Saturday. I am at a swim meet, where I spend many Saturdays because my younger daughter swims competitively year-round.
Clark: People love Mark Rutledge
January 9, 2016 - 11:29pm
I quit counting how many times this has happened:
I am walking through the grocery store and a passerby recognizes me as someone who works at the paper.