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Opinion

Gloom, despair, and agony on me

There’s all sorts of fun things to do while at home recovering from the flu. I was getting really good at the exciting game of ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Subtitles should no longer be a barrier

“Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” That’s a quote from South Korean director ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Taylor.

No more ‘Boogity, Boogity’, Boogity’

With so much going on in the sports world the past couple of weeks from the Super Bowl, to Kobe Bryant’s untimely passing, to the ... Read more

2 months ago by Gene Motley.

Gentle giant slips quietly into the night

J. Eley Newsome Sr. was never my principal back during my school days. However, he taught me many of the life’s lessons I adhere to ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

It’s over, and I won’t miss it

It really is over!?! Those TV talking heads were not just kidding around, this was truly the real deal!?! Yes, it’s true. The historic impeachment ... Read more

2 months ago by Gene Motley.

Education leaders….get your act together

Two members of ECU’s Board of Trustees are offering an apology. The action they claim to regret stems from their recent attempt to influence ECU’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Taylor.

Newsmakers from 20 years ago

With all due respect to The Beatles….“It was 20 years ago today that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.” While at work over the ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Jazz legend hails from Eastern North Carolina

A couple months ago, I stumbled across a feature story from Our State magazine entitled “Soundtrack of the Decade.” It briefly profiled three North Carolina ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Taylor.

The greatest Carolina athlete that never was

Truth-time, folks. I didn’t start out being a Kobe Bryant fan, he grew on me. There were several reasons. Among them, I had watched Michael ... Read more

2 months ago by Gene Motley.

Life as the clock moves past 65

Pardon me for being so blunt, but I have no love in my heart for those blood-sucking, heartless individuals who do nothing more than sit ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Holding out for a hero in the evening light

It was the most hyped basketball debut since Lebron James … no, since Michael Jordan … no, since Kareem Abdul Jabbar. And, just like the ... Read more

2 months ago by Gene Motley.

Wolfpack rolling through another basketball season

We’re three years into Kevin Keatts’ tenure as the head coach for NC State men’s basketball team. As a fan of the team, I’ve been ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Taylor.

Baseball’s integrity absorbs a black eye

While their deaths left voids in my life and the lives of others, I’m at peace knowing that “baseball men” such as Ray Bryant, Page ... Read more

3 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Hall of Fame remains a ‘boys club’

The newest inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced this week, and six more musical acts will receive the accolades of ... Read more

3 months ago by Holly Taylor.

You got to know when to fold ‘em

Have you realized sometimes that too many people in this era are living for compliments, instead of living for accomplishments? People working for the weekend, ... Read more

3 months ago by Gene Motley.

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