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Monday, 08 October 2018 05:03

The Monster Under the Bed

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WILMINGTON - October is upon us. And with it, expressions of all things ghoulish and frightening. The act of “celebrating” these innate fears is man’s attempt to gain control over them. To understand them.
HAMLET - “Forty rooms” proposes an idea: the idea that a modern woman will inhabit forty rooms in her lifetime. These “rooms” form her biography, her whole life, from her childhood until her death. The mood of the book is tense, dreamy, murky. But there is always something lurking. An…
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 05:03

My Favorite Place in the World

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PARIS - On a recent work trip to Paris, I was dining at a Corsican restaurant with about ten colleagues, all world travelers in Higher Education like me. The head of our party went around the dinner table asking us about the most amazing place we had ever visited. I…
Thursday, 27 September 2018 05:03

Who Founded Hamlet?

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HAMLET - John Shortridge was born in Carlisle, England in 1818. In 1836, he and his family immigrated to America, originally settling in Rhode Island. In 1847, he moved to Rockingham with his family and began working in a textile mill. In March of 1865, near the end of the…
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 05:03

Coca-Cola in Hamlet

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HAMLET - On May 3rd, 1903 J.P. Gibbons and his family stepped off the train in Hamlet, NC with a plan. He set out to bring bottled Coca-Cola to the Carolinas. Gibbond planned to bring franchise Coca-Cola distribution to four counties in North Carolina and two in South Carolina. Prior…
Monday, 24 September 2018 05:03

Stephanie’s Weekly Book Recommendation

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HAMLET - Stephanie’s Weekly Book Recommendation: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern To start off my book recommendation column, I thought it only right to recommend my favorite book ever in the history of paper to pen: "The Night Circus."
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…
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