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Halloween was quite an event when my generation grew up and one that only a child who was there can feel the excitement — and sometimes absolute horror. There will always be and have always … more
Hope you have voted, because it does matter. It is a responsibility and should be mandatory for every voting-age citizen of this country. Many have died over the history of this nation … more
All Hallows Eve. That one time of year when ghosts, ghouls, goblins and witches return to rule the night. My trick-or-treat days are long gone. That’s OK. But I’ll never … more
The harvesting of sweet potatoes is a common sight in Eastern North Carolina now during the fall season. Sweet potatoes are a bragging point in our region with North Carolina being number one for … more
Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel Community! It’s election time and I pray that everyone is voting or and has voted. If you are elderly and you need a safe way to the poll, please call … more
Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs in your garden, however, it is important to properly plant them so they will be healthy for many years. Spring is when we often think about planting … more
Mayor Ken Talton and town board members began the process of selecting a new town manager during a closed session last week. They narrowed a field of 13 applicants down to four. Face-to-face … more
I slowly turned off West Ham Street onto Southwest Railroad Street. Parked cars lined both sides of the newly-paved road. I found an empty spot, locked my car and joined a line of voters that … more
There is more content available today about the upcoming election than likely in any previous cycle. While we could fill this page with media sources that have some type of information about the … more
RALEIGH — The person who manages most of state government’s financial assets — the $107 billion pension fund for state and local employees, for starters — is not an appointee … more
Folks who have known me over a lot of years are well aware of my political views and I stand by them today — and tomorrow. Admittedly, I am not a party crazy person, but have always attached … more
Driving down country roads often trigger good memories for me. I didn’t live on a street growing up. We stayed on an acre of land with a big backyard and sideyard that were my … more
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