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ROCKINGHAM - Reports of a mythical beast primarily known for inhabiting the forests of the Pacific Northwest are starting to gain a “big foot”-hold in the Tar Heel State. Skunk ape. Sasquatch. Bigfoot. The creature that some believe to be an indigenous North American bipedal primate reportedly has been seen…
Monday, 10 September 2018 05:03

Reading is Important, Even for Adults

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HAMLET - Reading, even as adults, is how we discover new things, how we develop a self-image, and how we can enhance our vocabulary skills, among many other things. An anonymous quote that has stuck with me through life is “Never make fun of someone who mispronounces a word. It…
Friday, 07 September 2018 05:03

Richmond County 4-H Goat Show Tommorrow

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ROCKINGHAM - Catherine Shelley is the new 4-H agent (effective September 4) and has asked that the following announcement be posted: The Richmond County 4-H Goat Show will be held on Dale Dewitt's farm on Saturday, September 8 at 1:00pm off HWY 73 in Ellerbe, NC. The show traditionally draws…
CAROLINA BEACH - A few months ago the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce of Carolina Beach, NC announced the Inaugural “Rock the Beach” Music Festival. In the past they have organized and successfully promoted music on the beach with some beach bands that were hugely successful and after having the…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 05:03

Something In The Water?

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WILMINGTON - Strasbourg, France, 1518. Mrs. Troffea started to dance. Slowly at first, her body rocked gently back and forth as she stood, alone, in the middle of the street.
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 05:06

Evolution Health Club Wins MINDBODY Visionary Award

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Rockingham, NC – August 21, 2018 – Evolution Health Club has been honored in theinaugural MINDBODY Visionary Awards, given for business excellence fitness, beauty and wellness industries. “The MINDBODY Visionary Awards are our way of celebrating the businesses owners we serve, for both their success and for how they translate…
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 05:02

Making of a Quail Hunter:  Part 5

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HAMLET - In 1969 I graduated from Hamlet High School and enrolled at Pembroke State University. At this time I had a brief interruption from quail hunting. I was forced to sell Kate because I needed the money for college. She had become a fine dog and companion and it…
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 05:03

The Boy Who Ate Everything

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WILMINGTON - From a distance, Tarrare appeared to be a normal 17-year-old boy, living in Paris in the late 1700s. He was of average height and weighed a trim 100 pounds but that was where his “normalcy” stopped.
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 05:03

The First Shot of the Civil War

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WILMINGTON - Major Robert Anderson looked out into Charleston Harbor at a floating battery of Confederate cannons and frowned. His 90-man Union force, currently occupying South Carolina’s Fort Sumter, was facing over 6,000 Confederate soldiers spread between Fort Moultrie and Fort Johnson – each less than a mile away from…
Friday, 31 August 2018 05:05

Labor Day

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HAMLET – Monday, September 3, is the date of 2018’s recognition of Labor Day. This is a public holiday that has been officially celebrated on the first Monday in September as early as 1887 (when it was first established as a recognized holiday in the state of Oregon) and informally…
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