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March 31, 2019

In nearly 25 years of eating on camera for UNC-TV in all kinds of North Carolina restaurants, I’ve been asked the same two questions thousands of times.

The first is either, “How do I get your job?” or “How can I apply to be your assistant?” The second is, “How…

Bob Garner

March 30, 2019

My wife and I vacationed in Hawaii last week, and my sinuses might never recover. But overall, it was the best of times with old friends, thanks to the benevolence of some newer friends who provided accommodations.

I have a tight group of male friends with whom I’ve enjoyed several trips to…

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March 24, 2019

If it's news to you that social climbers see buying their children's way into fancy, name-brand colleges as the functional equivalent of wearing Rolex watches or driving Maseratis, then I don't know where to start.

That is, those expensive private (and some public) universities are fashion…

Gene Lyons

March 24, 2019

I'm writing this in the air, flying home in a Boeing Max 8. They just announced the plane would be taken out of service as soon as we land. I'm not really worried that the plane has some hidden technical defect. I'm worried that the pilot's parents might have been rich enough to bribe his way in to…

JimMullen

March 24, 2019

 

With characteristic calmness, 88-year old owner Wilber Shirley is assuring customers of his renowned Wilber’s Barbecue in Goldsboro that the recently-shuttered restaurant will be back in business before long.

His iconic, wood-burning eatery, known for its whole hog barbecue, closed for…

Bob Garner

March 24, 2019

There comes a time of year when one lets one’s thoughts drift out of classrooms to the sunny shores of spring break. And no place is more synonymous with epic spring breaks than Florida, be it the crunch of calcite shells underfoot, or the sandy curls of George Washington on the beach.…

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March 20, 2019

When Andrew Gould began designing a sanctuary for Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Charleston, South Carolina, he started by creating an imaginary backstory for the parish.

Instead of beginning with a circle of Orthodox families and converts in 1996, the art historian and architect imagined that a…

Terry Mattingly

March 18, 2019

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Pitt County has firmly placed itself as one of the premier locations in tradition-rich North Carolina for high school basketball. Just take a look at the three teams that competed for state championships Saturday night.

South Central brought in an exciting team with a mix of youth and…

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March 17, 2019

Seven months ago, I wrote a column about discovering a serious vitamin deficiency that was at least one apparent cause of significant changes in my mood and behavior.

When I wrote it, I had just been sent home after three awful weeks in the hospital, and I figured the worst was behind me.…

Bob Garner

March 17, 2019

"Did tonight's meal kit get delivered yet?"

I'm trying to recall how many times I heard my mother say those words.

Oh, yeah, never. It's hard to believe that there was a time not so long ago when you had to go to a restaurant or to a friend's house to eat something you didn't make yourself in your…

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