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August 26, 2018

We are excited! Museum of the Albemarle had the highest percentage increase in visitation from FY2016-17 to FY2017-18 of any other state operated museum or historic site in North Carolina. This year 79,889 people experienced Museum of the Albemarle, compared to 62,243 last year.

The 28 percent…

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August 24, 2018

Most of our land is not prime farmland. Some places have problems with soil moisture, fertility or erodibility. We can’t grow row crops anywhere we want, and we usually can’t afford to fertilize places that may not provide a return on our investment.

Enter sericea lespedeza. It was…

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August 22, 2018

Oftentimes when I eat grits, as I did a couple of mornings ago and also one morning late last week, I think about the assumptions some people make about people who eat grits.

Eating grits is not only a satisfying nutritional experience, it’s also an integral part of a whole lifestyle…


August 19, 2018

Beat the heat, and come on over to Museum of the Albemarle to enjoy our air conditioning, and get your history on!

There are plenty of programs to take part in over the next few months, and they’re all FREE! Here are just a few of the programs the museum has coming up:

Sept. 5: History for…

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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…


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…


August 12, 2018

By the time the first newspaper was published in North Carolina in the mid-18th century, 11 other colonies already had publications.

Because it was a frontier colony, its population was widely scattered on farms and plantations. There were no large towns or well-defined community centers.…

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August 10, 2018

I still remember seeing my first 3-wheeler all-terrain vehicle. It was in 1973. The 4-wheeled variety didn’t come on the scene until 1982.

Back in the 1970s, if a person was willing to walk a couple miles through the Maine woods, trout fishing was incredible. I could catch one on nearly every…

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August 09, 2018

If it weren’t for readers there would be no reason to write.

I have frequently expressed appreciation for readers and especially for feedback from readers. This would I would like to do that once more but with a bit of a twist this time.

Feedback can be great even when it takes the form of…


August 05, 2018

My name is Eyricka L. Johnson, senior History Major at Elizabeth City State University. At ECSU, I am the Student Government Vice President of Internal Affairs, involved in the University Choir, the honors program, the history scholars club and the National Association for the Advancement of…

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