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A necessity to preserve a nation

We are living in perilous times. Families, churches and neighborhoods are under assault. And not just by a deadly pandemic. America is divided by political ... Read more

21 hours ago by Polk Culpepper.

Benefits of exercise during and after cancer treatment

By SAVANNAH REED There are many known benefits to exercise. Moderate exercise is known to decrease pain, improve sleep quality, lessen fatigue, as well as ... Read more

21 hours ago by Vidant Health.

Learning by the example of others

Tracey and I have just finished watching an afternoon of collegiate football and thoroughly enjoyed doing so. I have heard the word “Coach” applied to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Harold Robinson.

Pamlico Sound ferry routes to resume full schedule Saturday

From North Carolina Department of Transportation   OCRACOKE — After a successful Bigfoot Slough dredging effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the North ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Beaufort County Health Department.

What draws us back home

The Pamlico River is like a magnet to many of us. It has drawn us back home after many years of being away from Washington, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Harold Robinson.

A fresh breeze and the smell of tobacco

The Roberson side of my family was raised on the Mill Road. My grandfather (Mr. Jim Roberson) decided to stay in the Old Ford community, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Harold Robinson.

Mums blooming a sign of fall

This week has been absolutely wonderful, the beginning of fall actually feels like fall! I can’t remember when the last time that happened — it ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension.

Write Again … It’s a love story

Please let me share with you today, friends, that which is a beautiful love story. Now, this is not the typical love story you might ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Bartow Houston.

No misdeed was immune to the silent code

After moving back to Washington from Raleigh — we were only gone for a 1 1/2 years — the school system placed me in Mrs. ... Read more

1 month ago by Harold Robinson.

Write Again … The tender years

It was a small, modest rental house, on Harvey Street, between Main and Water streets. Of course it didn’t have much in the way of ... Read more

1 month ago by Bartow Houston.

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