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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
The recent drowning of a kayaker on the Neuse River at Goldsboro is a tragic event, and it should put a clear message to all leisure boaters. The incident happened when the river was high and its … more
While recently cleaning out my junk room, I came across an untaped dusty box sitting in the far corner on the shelf. Normally I mark my boxes. Guess I missed this one. I reached over, pulled … more
Greetings from the Smith Chapel Wesley Community. Black Lives Matter has been the subject for the past three weeks. I’m asking everyone to please do not stay home in November. Let’s … more
One of the highlights of summer is enjoying fresh corn on the cob. Sweet corn is a popular vegetable for many of our summer cookout meals. You will soon be able to find sweet corn available locally … more
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