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A Good Person, Really?

A Good Person, Really?

At the bottom of the page is an excerpt from “War Machine’s” suicide note. For whiny self indulgence, it would be difficult to exceed. 812 more words


All should help stop bird collisions

As a bird enthusiast and avid conservation biologist, I was pleased to see your piece on bird-window collisions. Studying bird-window collisions, and how to prevent them, has been one of my focuses during my short academic life. 237 more words

Ocracoke's Flora & Fauna

Licensing Journalists: A Panic Decision or an Act of Desperation?

By Peter Quaqua /12 October 2014


I have been following the ongoing debate between the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the Liberian government over the licensing of journalists in the country and I am obliged to share my thoughts with the hope of putting some issues into context and to “cool the temper.” Honestly I thought we could spare ourselves of all these ‘distractions’ to apply our combined energies and resources to the national Ebola fight and stop opening new frontiers because we are doing more harm than good to our country. 2,668 more words

Press Freedom

Ocracoke necesita ser escuchado sobre el servicio de ferry de pasajeros

La idea de tener un servicio de ferry (o transbordador) de Hatteras a Ocracoke sólo para pasajeros ha existido por mucho tiempo. Debido a la ruta de los transbordadores de coches tienen que viajar entre las dos islas,  esta idea una vez más recibiendo escrutinio. 385 more words

Editorial & Opinion

Ocracoke needs to be heard on passenger ferry service

The idea of having a passenger-only ferry service from Hatteras to Ocracoke has been around for a long time.  Due to the longer route the car ferries have to travel between the two islands, it is once again getting scrutiny.  313 more words

General Stuff

When The Parents Get Sober, And The Grandkids Go Home

Last year one of our Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) group celebrated a relatively unusual event: the successful detoxification and one year sobriety of both her son and daughter-in-law. 1,013 more words

Editorial & Opinion

India, Monsanto, GMO Crops and the Politics of Science

I believe that the world is knowable, and if we are to “know” it, we must measure all that we can measure, and render measurable that which is not (bonus points to anyone who can identify the provenance of that last bit). 802 more words

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