“You’re going to Elizabeth City?” someone asked me the other day. “Why?”
It’s true that until recently the only reason my family and I ever went to Elizabeth City was for doctor’s appointments.
A year and a half ago Caroline Murray, 10, of Southern Shores didn’t like running. When her mom went out for a mile or two, Caroline didn’t even want to go the length of the driveway.
But when the GO FAR running program started in the Dare County Schools’ After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) in spring 2010, Caroline, then in third grade at Kitty Hawk Elementary School, decided to sign up, mostly because her friends were doing it.
The Return of Canis Rufus
North Carolina is a diverse state, with varied landscapes and a broad range of native species.
Cover Child Photo Contest
All in Good Taste
Are you bored with the same peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch and goldfish for snacks? Try some of these creative and healthy lunches and snacks.
Enjoy some great reads for your children by age, easily found at the library or a bookstore.
To Clip - Or Not To Clip?
During lean economic times, there are lots of ways to trim fat from your budget. Making due with the clothes in your closet. Forgoing that summer vacation. Even — gasp! — getting rid of your cell phone. But you will always need to buy food, and groceries eat up a major chunk of most families’ monthly income. But what if you could bring home the bacon for a fraction of the cost? All while buying the same items? Serious coupon clippers do. And they save a cartload of cash.
Game Off? Maybe. Game Over? Never.
Okay, we caved. Foraging for yard sale items one Saturday, my six-year-old discovered a vintage Nintendo 64 and a whole box of games — for $5. Sure, his mom and I had been saying ‘no’ to more modern systems for months. But how do you keep a kid from buying the equivalent of an electronics antique? With his own allowance? My wife and I discussed, debated and decided we couldn’t. And with one reluctant ‘yes,’ we made our first choice involving our child and video games.
Don’t-cha surrender the booty just yet, matey! Thar be a new way to hunt doubloons for both pirates and landlubbers, as the 21st century offers a technological makeover for your classic “hide and seek” treasure hunt.
2009 Beach Survival Guide
It sounds so easy: fill up the car, set up camp, soak up rays, play in the ocean. But if you want to really relax this summer, it pays to put in a little prep work ahead of time. Here are a few easy suggestions to make sure your ‘day at the beach’ is just that.