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Ever fish on the creek near your house? Many years ago, it provided a lot of meals for our family. A catch of creek-caught pan fish provided a healthy and more than welcome meal. An … more
Nutsedge is one of those pesky weeds that seems to show up everywhere and is a challenge to get rid of. Nutsedge, also called nutgrass, is a perennial whose leaves die back in the fall and re-sprout … more
RALEIGH — Most North Carolina schoolchildren began this academic year trying to learn from home rather than at school. How’s it going so far? Set aside the blame game and partisan … more
One afternoon I’d had enough of burning brain cells in front of the TV. I hopped in my car, plugged in my phone and tapped on the music app. I don’t remember the song that played as I … more
RALEIGH — Throughout his gubernatorial term, Roy Cooper has sought vastly to expand the power of his office at the expense of other statewide-elected executives, the legislative branch, local … more
African violets (Streptocarpus) are a popular house plant that many people have probably tried to grow at one time or another. You often hear of people that successfully grow African violets without … more
This year has been one to remember. And it isn’t over. The national election is in 68 days. Early voting is roughly two months away. While residents of the “divisive” … more
Fields of corn are being cut and the approaching months that end with “ber” are sure signals fall is on the way — oysters are, too.
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Greetings and Happy Fourth of July from the Wesley Smith Chapel Community! I pray that everyone is doing great by wearing your mask when you go out in public crowds, stay your 6 feet distance and … more
Peaches are in season around Wayne County. Sweet, juicy peaches in North Carolina are a symbol of summertime. North Carolina’s peach industry is unique in that it sells 90% of its crop on the … more
To put it plainly, the Wayne County Public Schools fiscal budget for 2020-21 is nothing less than a dumpster fire. Too many questions. And certainly not enough answers. Where do we … more
The ultimate of modern vision is near completion with downtown revitalization and beautification efforts in my hometown of Goldsboro. It is there for all to view along a six-block stretch of … more
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