New Bern, NC – It's August and although summer is winding down, the heat is overbearing, and it seems the days get longer and longer. However, Marion Blackburn has good feelings and fond memories for the month, and offers her cure for August.
NC – Coastal communities and waterfront towns up and down the East Coast are facing a similar problem. How do you cash in on the economic boost resulting from commercial and residential development while still protecting the tradition and cultural heritage of the area? Fishing villages and coastal towns in Eastern North Carolina wrestling with the issue.
07/17/06 – Although you may categorize July as the summer month for barbecues, fireworks, and weekends spent at the beach, regular commentator Marion Blackburn thinks of it more as the month for weddings, catfights, and moonshiners.
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this funny and romantic comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters including: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer; Nathan Detroit, her devoted fianc?, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.
I waited for the second CD from The 5 Browns before deciding to write a review. Impressive as their first disc was, there were several questions I needed answered about the talented five siblings before I could fully embrace their rise to classical stardom.
The Cumberland Wind Quintet's latest offering is the only CD there is that includes transcriptions of three of Gustav Mahler's songs and a tribute to early Grand Ole Opry icon "Uncle" Dave Macon, complete with quintet members trading some of Dave's corny, corny jokes.
Rep. Stephen Laroque challenged results of 10th district Republican primary
Kinston, NC – INTRO - Last month the Lenoir County Board of Elections upheld a challenge from the May primary by 10th District state Representative Stephen Laroque. They forwarded their findings to the state Board of Elections the first step in a possible second election. George Olsen has more.