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Roger Thomas Review: ‘Kin’ — a film that gradually won my attention

The story of “Kin” is many things. It is a story of a 14-year-old boy who is making discoveries as his life changes. It is ... Read more

D.G. Martin Column: Florence’s floods and puppy love in Kinston

Like all North Carolinians I am worrying about the flooding causing heart-rending damage throughout our state following Hurricane Florence. I have a special worry. It ... Read more

Joy Almond Column: Downtown Albemarle gears up for busy season

Recently, I’ve noticed several social media comments from motorists who have decided to use downtown streets to detour all of the road construction taking place ... Read more

Ellen Gaskins Column: Ridgecrest church conducts homecoming

Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church Sept. 2, the message, “Labor,” was delivered by Larry Pittman. The sermon scriptures were from II Thessalonians 3:6-15. The Old Testament reading ... Read more

Larry Penkava Column: Hurricane Hazel’s wrath transformed Myrtle Beach

While Hurricane Florence was tracking toward North Carolina this week, I was reminded of this column of mine that appeared Oct. 15, 2014, the 60th ... Read more

Susie Bowers Column: Senior Citizen Sunday coming up at Palestine

Palestine United Methodist Church celebrated homecoming Aug. 26. The congregation welcomed Ryan Balmer to lead the morning worship service. Balmer used scripture from Ephesians 4:31-32, ... Read more

Hayley Cowell column: 4 things to do in preparation for Florence

Hayley Cowell of the Stanly County of N.C. Cooperative Extension offers the following advice: 1. Purchase or locate thermometers. Place a thermometer in your refrigerator ... Read more

D.G. Martin Column: Literary leader champions heritage foods

How did Carrboro writer and teacher Georgann Eubanks become the leader of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association? In a word, she earned a ... Read more

Vanessa Chambers: Church schedules homecoming

Richfield Party in the Park has been canceled for Saturday. Hope, Faith and Charity The Rev. Althea Harris will preach at Hope, Faith and Charity ... Read more

Doug Creamer Column: Be prepared

I am a Boy Scout, in fact, I am an Eagle Scout. Most of my life I have lived by the Scout Motto: Be Prepared. ... Read more

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