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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 05:01

Trick or Trivia

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WILMINGTON - Halloween is near! Children and parents alike are prepping their costumes and makeshift candy bags for the one night a year when it’s not weird to go door to door begging for food. Or more specifically, candy.
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 05:02

Hamlet Opera House

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HAMLET - EA Lackey, a local businessman and real estate developer, became interested in entertainment in Hamlet. In 1912, construction on an opera house began. Between 1912 and 1916, the opera house was finished.
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 05:03


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WILMINGTON - It was late. Raindrops where beginning to kamikaze themselves onto the windshield of David’s car as he drove down this unremarkable stretch of Highway 70 in central North Carolina. He was currently making this trek four nights a week; his company had decided to transfer him an hour…
PINEHURST – FirstHealth is seeking individuals to serve on their Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The PFAC works with FirstHealth to promote family-centered care, to collaborate on improving quality of care, and improve patient and family satisfaction. Council members provide feedback regarding environmental design, services and programs. Additionally, council members…
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."
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