If you have ever wondered what the fuss about duplicate bridge is, now is your chance to find out. Lessons will start Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church at 2. Enter from the back of the church and take the elevator upstairs. You will hear us.

Visitors to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro can have some family-friendly Halloween fun during October.

One of my best life lessons came from a game I had as a child, Skunk. If you’ve never heard of it or played, it’s pretty simple. It has two dice, and you add up the total rolled each turn. First to get 100 points wins.

Couples wanting to tie the knot, but are dreading all the details that come with planning a wedding can skip all that and marry at the Cornealius Properties in Goldsboro.

Let’s hear it for the M&M girls, Maureen Prys and Mona McConnoughey from Michigan, who finished first with a 60%-game last Thursday. These two ladies have taken lessons and honed their skills for the past few years, and Monday their efforts paid off.

SMITHFIELD — Although Ava Gardner was a famous actress, she started her life in Grabtown, N.C.

Soon, the trees in the North Carolina mountains will be afire with brilliant colors of red, orange and yellow as leaf peeping season begins.

I recently participated in a local author book signing at Christian Soldier Bookstore.

Members of the Wayne County Extension Demonstration Gardens will have a fall bulb fundraiser.

Anyone else a list-maker? I’m not talking grocery, shopping or to-do, although I’m comfortably adept in all three categories.

We press on, hoping that one day we will have a Mitchell movement again, that old players will return and that things will get back to normal.

Scottish storytelling, games, piping and drumming, sheep dog demonstrations and much more will be featured at the 2022 Scotland County Highland Games at the North Carolina Rural Heritage Center in Laurinburg. It will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2.

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Benson will host its annual Mule Days celebration Sept. 22 through 25.

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I remember when Elvis Presley died. He had been a larger-than-life performer, and I had grown up watching his movies and hearing his music.

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Throughout North Carolina, you’ll find things out of the ordinary, some with an unusual history and some just for fun.

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Players are trying to beat the heat and celebrate August birthdays. Last week we sang to Tommy Franklin, Sterling Jarrett, Kaye Langston, Linda Meyer, Joyce Pate, Lib Braswell and Bill Warren.

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No matter how many advancements and new-fangled gadgets and ideas come to fruition, there will always be just as many we can, and should, hold dear.

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North Carolina has a variety of marshes and swamps where visitors can take in the many sights, view a variety of wildlife and learn something about the different areas.

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I remember the first time someone told me, “I’m a believer.” It was code for acknowledging God.

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Rows and rows of purple lavender plants beckon visitors with their flowers and their fragrant smell.

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Dan and Sharon Millard celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary July 8, 2022, with a family dinner at the Village Steakhouse, followed by anniversary cake and family game night at the Millard residence.

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Human nature is a funny thing. And I’m nothing if not open to laughing. At myself as much as anyone else.

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about an extraordinary two-suited hand — eight clubs and five diamonds that would make seven clubs if you could figure out how to bid it. At the time, we polled all of our players who were there that day, and nobody had ever seen a two-suited hand in all their …

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If you’re a fan of movies and TV shows, chances are you’ve seen some that were filmed or set right here in North Carolina.

The Goldsboro Rotary Club presented Charlie Ivey Nonprofit Grants to seven local nonprofits during its recent meeting.

Wayne Early Middle College High School graduate Janae Artis Bass has received a $2,000 Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship.

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Bubbles floated through the air, formed on tables and even enveloped children during a recent 4-H summer camp.

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In the hot summer month of July, we are often focused on watering to keep our plants in the landscape and garden alive. With water being one of our most important natural resources, we want to make sure that we conserve water and avoid wasting it.

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Just when you think you have seen everything at the bridge table, something crazy happens.

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Two Wayne County Public Schools recently received Distinguished Unit Awards for their United States Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps programs.