August 17, 2018

Mile 22 — that’s the distance to safety for an Indonesian policeman being targeted by a crime lord. There, a plane is waiting to spirit him out of the country. It’s up to some low-level CIA agents to get him there.

A gauntlet, you might call the plot.

Mark Wahlberg (the former…

Near-collisions and good music

August 15, 2018

I was minding my own business (and following the traffic signs) on Tuesday when I suddenly saw a car in my lane heading straight toward me.

Although I and my vehicle were where we were supposed to be, it was clear the oncoming vehicle had no intention of changing course so I moved over one lane to…

Nutrition academy: Healthy food more available now

August 12, 2018

If you’ve never prepared your pizza crust with cauliflower, North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents have a surprise for you.

Cauliflower and wheat flower are nutritional alternatives to the white flower used to prepare the traditional pizza crust.

Extension agents from local counties…

Currituck's Melton elected state 4-H president

August 12, 2018

As a culminating achievement to an outstanding 4-H career, Tucker Melton of Currituck County, was recently elected president of the 2018-2019 North Carolina 4-H State Council.

Melton will represent and serve more than 200,000 North Carolina 4-H members during the upcoming year. He will plan, attend…