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December 03, 2018


East Carolina’s Jake Verity lined up to kick a field goal at soggy Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday and booted the ball through the uprights from 46 yards away to end the game and the Pirates’ third straight 3-9 season.

Final score: N.C. State 58, East Carolina 3.

That reads…

Stony Brook James Madison Football-8

December 02, 2018

Scottie Montgomery came to East Carolina as the classic workaholic.

He was the guy who hates vacations, who is waking up for a new day around the same time he is falling asleep from the last one. He once told me that when he got a break during the late afternoon, he usually celebrated it with a…


December 02, 2018

By this time you read this column, baking week will have begun and I will be up to my elbows in flour, sugar butter and little dogs who are desperately hoping that something tasty will fall to the floor. 

Baking week has been my tradition for close to a decade. I take the first week of…


December 02, 2018

“Because he was a traitor and a pirate,” East Carolina University professor and leading North Carolina public historian, Larry Tise, explained to his sons why Sir Walter Raleigh spent 15 years in the Tower of London and was then beheaded.

In the Nov. 1 News & Observer, Tise wrote…


December 01, 2018

My wedding band is living in my wife’s jewelry box until the swelling goes down. When I bend that finger, there’s trickle of pain accompanied by an urge to buy goats. Strange but true.

I’m fortunate to not be suffering from the kind of terrible arthritis that afflicted my…


November 28, 2018

Q I am a health coach and I have been asked about bulletproof coffee. Can you help? CD, Greenville

A This is another “stump the professor question”. So, I turned to Radhika Kothadia, a Brody medical student, to explain it to all of us who might not be aware of this trend that has no…

Kolasa, Kathy

November 25, 2018


As East Carolina football seniors and other players were rightfully celebrating their runaway senior night win against Connecticut on Nov. 17, there also was an undertone of reality in the presence of a crucial two-game test to end ECU’s third season under coach Scottie Montgomery.…


November 25, 2018

What happened to all the cigarette machines that used to be in every store, bar and gas station in the country not so many years ago?

In case you're under 40, these were big, heavy machines, about half the size of a soda vending machine, loaded up with the top-selling brands of cigarettes:…


November 24, 2018

The whispers began before Sister Thea Bowman reached Colorado for one of the final mission trips she would make before dying in 1990 at the age of 52.

The only African-American in the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Bowman was a charismatic teacher, singer and evangelist, and her…

Terry Mattingly
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