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Archive for June, 2015

Why I Write: Spencer Bennington

Bennington, demonstrating what happens when you ask writers to choose their own photos and captions.

When you’re a kid, one of the best ways to develop the social skills needed to succeed in life is team sports. So, naturally, being the loving mother that she was and still is, mine wanted to sign me up for tee-ball. “No,” I said flatly. “I don’t know how to play.” Mom was all […]


The Examined Life: Lessons from Socrates

The Examined Life: Lessons from Socrates

The Examined Life is a rotating column. Contributors share ideas or observations about society, whether local or broad. by Richard Miller Guardian contributor was thirteen years old when I met Socrates. My parents had taken me with them to visit friends of theirs, a childless couple whose decor included a collection of green faux leather-covered “Great […]


Why I Write: Alana Baker

Baker at home with Whistler, the cat

Throughout June, we’re asking some of our contributors why they enjoy writing for the Guardian. Here’s Alana Baker’s reply: Middle school vocabulary lessons always consisted of having to spell the assigned words correctly and use each one in a sentence. I found the task really boring—that is, until I decided to link my sentences so […]


Why I Read: Carol Collins

Why I Read: Carol Collins

There are many good reasons to read the  Greenville Guardian. Throughout June, readers are sharing theirs. Why do I read the Guardian? 1. I love the articles about civic matters (e.g., articles about what is going on in local government, critiques of what is going on in government, and the discussions that result). I learn […]


Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 3: Devil’s Gut

Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 3: Devil’s Gut

This is the third in a series of six guides to paddles in Eastern North Carolina. The series runs through the summer. The first, on Greenville’s Tar River, is here; the second, a trip to Bear Island, here. Text and photos by Brad Beggs Guardian columnist The full moon reflected on the still backwater, bats […]


Why I Write: Randall Martoccia

Martoccia on the set of his short movie "They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?"

Throughout June, we’re asking some of our contributors why they enjoy writing for the Guardian. Here’s Randall Martoccia’s reply: When I was five or six years old, I recruited my brother and a friend and staged a play on my front porch. I don’t remember what it was about. I do remember it being very […]


Cherry Hill Cemetery Holds Reminders of ECU’s Past

Cherry Hill Cemetery Holds Reminders of ECU’s Past

by Suzan Flanagan, Ed Reges and Rex Rose Photos by Suzan Flanagan and Ed Reges Guardian contributors Ragsdale, Jarvis and Cotten are familiar street names to many in Greenville. By no coincidence, they’re also some of the names found on buildings of East Carolina University’s campus. So easily overlooked as we go about our day-to-day […]


Why I Read: George Bailey

Why I Read: George Bailey

There are many good reasons to read the  Greenville Guardian. Throughout June, readers are sharing theirs. Aside from the great writing, the Greenville Guardian is not impacted by commercial interests (business interests), is not influenced by either major political party (Republicans or Democrats) and is not impacted by specific religious views. Further, the perspective reflected […]


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