Bridge tournaments are finally back. Raleigh is hosting its Tar Heel Regional May 23 through 29 at the North Raleigh Hilton. Wilmington and Raleigh usually alternate years hosting a regional tournament, Wilmington taking the odd years and Raleigh, the even ones.

Tommy Gibson and Charles Ivey were recipients of the Community Service Award for the David Williams Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

After most of the nuns at a convent die from botulism after they ate vichyssoise that Sister Julia Child of God made, the remaining five nuns hold a fundraiser — by themselves.

Members of Nahunta Extension and Community Association Club sent cards to people in the community at their April meeting.

There are two things I’ve discovered that human beings have in common — we were created for relationships and we’re all more alike than different.

KIWANIS TO MEETGoldsboro Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday in Daniels Chapel fellowship hall. Kevin Smith with Edgewood School will be the speaker.

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The American Contract Bridge League asked all clubs in the country to have charity games last week to support humanitarian relief in Ukraine. The league subsidized local funds to make a large gift. Both our games last week supported that effort.

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Covered bridges are becoming a thing of the past as the automobiles has replaced the horse and buggy and super highways rush travelers past many historical spot.

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Encore Entertainment members will perform a comedy play in April at the Paramount Theatre.

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Local youths Kylee Young and Corbin Young won the competition for the best decorated table and their taco soup at the annual 4-H Soup-er Bowl recently at the Wayne Center.

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Things are picking up at the bridge game. A couple of weeks ago we had enough players for a Mitchell movement. Most of us had forgotten how it worked because we were so used to having a Howell movement. The Mitchell is faster and less confusing because only E/W players move after every round.

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If we are truly fortunate, we will have role models and caring people to guide us through this journey called life. I had them in a myriad of forms, from parents and grandparents to other relatives, teachers and adults.

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North Carolina is filled with places that have unsolved mysteries, places that don’t follow the rules of gravity and places that are just odd. Some can be pretty scary while others can be fascinating to check out.

April Dvorovy of Fremont announces the engagement of her daughter, Nicole of Pikeville, to Kevin of Goldsboro, son of Glenn and Devonya Massey of Goldsboro. Miss Dvorovy is also the daughter of the late Michael Dvorovy. She graduated from Wayne Early Middle College High School in 2007 and Li…

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Children, parents and grandparents enjoyed the Fairy Tale Festival at the Wayne County Museum recently.

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Bridge players continue to play and take lessons at First Presbyterian Church three days a week. The friendly staff at the church greets players as they arrive and calls many of them by name.

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North Carolina may not be the place you’d expect to find castles, but the state does have some. They all have interesting histories.

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Before I go any further, let me point out that I am not cheap — I’m frugal.

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WILMINGTON — The 75th annual NC Azalea Festival celebrates all things azalea, including gardens, artwork, rich history and culture.

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Members of Nahunta ECA Club held their February meeting recently.

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Flowers, elk, flowers and even fungi will be on display in the art exhibit of Casey Mozingo, starting March 4 at Gold City House of Music.

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NEW BERN

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When the news dropped in December that one of our public libraries was closing its doors, not gonna lie — it made me sad.

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Not much keeps a bridge player away from the table. Libba Sutton used to advise us not to make doctors’ appointments Mondays or Thursdays. She also tried to steer the rectors at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church away from scheduling funerals Monday and Thursday afternoons when we were playing a…

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As a child, Mollissie Peterson always admired her great-great-grandfather’s clock that had been in the family since 1861. She also took a lot of pride in the clock.

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I have always been a fan of Valentine’s Day. Perhaps because it transports me back to simpler times.

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I was recently sick for a full week. It was the flu coupled with laryngitis and the worst sore throat I have ever had.

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Wayne County 4-H is trying out a new concept of spin clubs, which will last for six weeks for families that aren’t able to commit to a full year of activities.

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Maximillian Mozingo has gone through a lot of pain and heartache in his 40 years of life. Now he has learned to deal with it through putting his thoughts, memories and even pain on canvas.

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In life there are some things you simply don’t get to pick — relatives, co-workers and neighbors among them.

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Cold, gray days are here again, and there’s no better time to play bridge. Lessons started this week, and we have a crowd — some new faces, but lots of familiar ones, too.