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September 14, 2017

The Blount-Bridgers House in Tarboro is set to exhibit the paintings of recent Barton College graduate Benjamin Hawley.

Hawley received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Barton College in May. The Hobson Pittman Memorial gallery, situated on the second floor of the historic Blount-…


Next Miss America could be pilot, governor, alpaca farmer

September 07, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — One wants to be the first female governor of North Dakota. One is a half-blind baton twirler who performed at a Super Bowl. Another wants to chase tornadoes.

One wants to run an alpaca farm, another is a former NFL cheerleader, yet another wants to sing the National…


Pam Grier dishes dirt on being a female action star

August 31, 2017

WASHINGTON — Even at 68, Pam Grier looks like she can still kick butt.

And the looks don’t deceive, Grier said. While having never played a superhero, “I’m super in real life,” said Grier, smiling and flicking back some of her flowing hair.

Grier is still going strong…


Afropunk festival to celebrate 12th year

August 26, 2017

NEW YORK — Afropunk festival co-founder Matthew Morgan remembers when the musical event carried out as a small gathering on New York’s Lower East Side with 25 people. Now, celebrating its 12th year this weekend in Brooklyn, N.Y., the festival also has expanded to an international…