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The historic train depot in Mount Olive was once positioned on Northwest Center Street — a fixture beside the historic Wilmington to Weldon Rail line. It was torched during the Civil War and … more
Family trips. I sure do miss them. When school dismissed for summer break, my family and I usually packed up the car and headed toward Atlantic Beach. We’d spend about a week soaking … more
RALEIGH — When it comes to giving out business incentives, you won’t find North Carolina at the top of the list. Don’t worry — that’s actually good news. Incentives … more
We are well into February and at a time when all of us have been pushed to the edge by the uncertainty of the weather. Of course, COVID has added to the misery of winter like never before, but the … more
Ever draw a blank on a thought? Form words in your head and they suddenly disappear? Welcome to my world. Columns aren’t usually this difficult to write. Pick a topic, speak your … more
As we continue our journey into a new year, it appears to be providing hope that last year surely damaged. We all agree with the new and out with the old. Even two well-known groundhogs, … more
An Instagram friend sent a wonderful message this week. He talked about how stress and worries affect our health, especially breathing — which becomes too short and shallow. Lack of exercise … more
RALEIGH — The COVID-19 crisis has brought death, economic destruction and wrenching social change. As a combination of post-illness immunity and rising vaccinations begins to suppress the … more
The year 2020 will probably be written into the history books as the Year of the COVID. Quite simply, the year before the word COVID had never even been heard of by the general … more
We’re heading into the 11th month of COVID. It’s mind blowing to think that a virus could cause this much chaos. Unaware of how the disease spreads or how it affected the human … more
RALEIGH — Among the many reasons the political discourse in Washington has gotten so toxic, and at the same time so unproductive, is that the legislative branch of our federal government has … more
During the winter season, we gardeners are usually not spending much time outside in our gardens. However, it won’t be long before warmer days arrive so use some time in February to prepare for … more
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