Every aspect of language intrigues me: writing, reading, speaking, creative cursing—all of it. Experts don’t know where or when language first began, but they do know that all human societies on record have possessed language. Words are the building blocks of language, and they appear seemingly out of nowhere, while others become outdated and are rarely used.
Frequency of use is the key. When new words become dependable regulars, major dictionaries include them. Then we think of them as “real words,” no matter how strange they may have sounded at first.
Some say sparsley populated Hyde County is the perfect site to test unmanned aerial vehicles. The county is in the process of submitting a proposal to be one of six FAA approved testing sites for drones.
The new, documentary film “Freedom Lost: Restoration" explores an often forgotten piece of history about life for African Americans in New Bern and James City in the time surrounding the Civil War. The free screening takes place at 6pm Wednesday, February 27th at Craven Community College's Orringer Auditorium.
From now until April 15th, AARP is offering a free tax preparation service for low to moderate income tax payers, especially those 60 and older. The program is in locations across eastern North Carolina.
Imagine… advancing through school hiding the fact that you don’t know how to read. Here's the inspiring story of Earl Mills, who read his first book at age 48, published two books of his own, and has a passion to support literacy in eastern North Carolina.
“...My heart has been enriched, my heart held at bay
A bill will likely be introduced in the next couple weeks that will impose regulations on commercial dog breeders that sell directly to the public. The bill is part of a growing effort to put a stop to puppy mills in North Carolina. Groups, such as the American Kennel Club, and the North Carolina Federation of Dog Owners believe the legislation may affect responsible dog owners in a negative way.