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Charting our own course on a sailing adventure in the British Virgin Islands

It was like something out of an action movie. Silently and with a sense of urgency I didn't yet understand, I jumped off a dinghy and swam through cold waves up to the beach, squeezed through narrow openings between granite boulders, waded across shallow pools, ducked into caves and gingerly descended a series of makeshift ladders, many of the driftwood steps lost to the surrounding sea a long time ago.

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Game review: ‘Just Cause 4,’ chaotic good

Avalanche Studios has consistently upped the ante with each entry of "Just Cause" and the latest shift is, essentially, tossing all of the previous upgrades into a weather-powered blender. "Just Cause 4" is using the new Apex engine and the developers are using the engine's power and flexibility to add four extreme weather conditions to the series' high-speed and malleable action.

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See rock and polka too

Classical music, bread and water are all some people need. But if your appetites range more widely, Cleveland stands ready with rock and polka, beer and pirogis.

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New York states of mind

It seems fitting to quote lyrics from Leonard Bernstein's 1944 Broadway musical "On The Town," considering that this year is the centenary of his blessed birth: particularly so, since I just spent four days in New York. So here it goes: "New York, New York, a helluva town, The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down."

Raleigh leaders continue to debate short-term rentals

Supporters and critics continue to weight the options of short-term rentals like Airbnb and VBRO within the city of Raleigh. The City Council debated rules that would ban entire homes from being rented out.