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July 25, 2017

Whether you're writing an email or a novel, it's vital these days to understand the craft of telling a story and telling it well. For kids, writing well helps not only at school but with many off-the-page skills, from confidence to creative problem solving.

What children may not understand is that…


Music on the Green returns Tuesday

July 23, 2017

Summer breezes. Music. Waterfront view. Time to relax in lawn chairs with space for the children to run.

All come together each year during Music on the Green, a series of free concerts that begins Tuesday at the Elizabeth City waterfront.

The event kicks off with a double feature -- music by The…


AoA adding 'meet the artists' link

July 23, 2017

Arts of the Albemarle is updating its website to answer questions that visitors frequently ask, such as "What can you tell me about this artist?" or "Do you have a business card for this artist?".

The "Meet Our Artists" page on AoA’s revamped website should be a great promotional tool,…


Online journal to trace WWI soldier's journey

July 23, 2017

On Wednesday night, July 25, 1917, Richard Dillard Dixon sat down in his rented hotel room and wrote a quick letter home. “Dear Papa . . . I have joined . . . a command.” So began a trek that took one North Carolinian from the banks of the Albemarle to the banks of the Rhine.

Over the…