RCC helps first-generation college student become ‘class act’

RCC helps first-generation college student become ‘class act’

HAMLET — Stephen McQueen made up his mind long before graduation that after high school he was done with school. Besides, he was graduating with...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Moonshine: Fast cars and white lightning

Moonshine: Fast cars and white lightning

Last week, we talked about the history of making moonshine and the first process of making the brew, which is fermentation in the mash barrel. As the ...

September 12th, 2017 |  


People and public profanity

People and public profanity

I was in line in Target not long ago and could not help but overhear the conversation of two people behind me. It wasn’t so much the topic of th...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Don’t stop believin’ in RCC

Don’t stop believin’ in RCC

HAMLET — The tribute band Classic Journey Live describes itself as presenting the nation’s most authentic Journey experience, and Richmond...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Brassicas: All in the family

Brassicas: All in the family

Brassica is a genus of plants, primarily annuals but some perennials, in the mustard family. Remember taxonomy from high school science class? Kingdom...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Moonshine: The devil’s brew

Moonshine: The devil’s brew

People have been drinking or using some type of alcohol product just about since the beginning of mankind. Why, some old timers say it wasn’t th...

September 6th, 2017 updated: September 6th, 2017. |  


Professor uses fellowship to support arts programming for youth

Professor uses fellowship to support arts programming for youth

PEMBROKE — With the support of a Summer Research Fellowship sponsored by the UNC Pembroke’s Teaching and Learning Center, Naomi Lifschitz-...

September 4th, 2017 |  


Ashley Chapel community donates school supplies

Ashley Chapel community donates school supplies

Courtesy photoThe Ashley Chapel Community Organization hosted a Back-to-School event on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the newly renovated Ashley Chapel Commun...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Oh, baby! Another on the way

Oh, baby! Another on the way

Those who read this column regularly know I am a grandfather. My grandson, Remington, has been mentioned in this column a few times and most likely wi...

August 31st, 2017 |  


The eyes have it

The eyes have it

These past couple of weeks I have spent a lot of time sitting around — mostly watching TV. Week before last, I had a tumor removed that was in m...

August 29th, 2017 |