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Christmas is my favorite day. July 4th ranks a close second. Dad pulled out the grill, lit the charcoal, stood back while he threw a match on the charcoal and waited for the fire to die … more
Graduation season has ended. The next chapter has begun for 478 seniors who turned their tassels at Southern Wayne, Spring Creek and North Duplin high schools earlier this month. It’s a … more
The recent statewide roadside litter cleanup campaign has apparently worked, and the impact is showing up right here in Wayne County. The campaign in Wayne County was strongly endorsed and pushed … more
Beginning with last week’s edition, you may have noticed an improvement in the Tribune’s print quality. We went with a new printer, Triangle Web Printing in Durham, which is operated by … more
In earlier days, every young’un in the neighborhood had a secret place where plum trees grew and provided their summertime fruit. They grew wild everywhere and were abundant beside roads, … more
One of the coolest things about traveling to out-of-town assignments is roaming country roads. Though you pay attention to the highway, you can’t help but glance when something catches your … more
The verbal pros and cons of the COVID vaccination appear to me to be somewhat of a waste of time. It is rather obvious the vaccinations have had a tremendous impact on the numbers. They are on … more
“We’re hiring.” I see the signs everywhere I drive these days. Yet, businesses are struggling to find workers. One waitress I recently spoke to said despite reopening 100%, … more
Most Americans respectfully pause on Memorial Day to silently remember why we are a free nation. Quite simply, it is because other Americans before us died in our defense. They gave the … more
Driving into downtown Mount Olive last week, I took a little extra time to cross over the railroad track before I turned onto North Center Street. I looked at the mural that depicts the … more
You have all heard “if it goes around it comes back.” It does. Everyone remembers their first school and church and girlfriend, but probably at the realistic top of the list was … more
Dad backed “Lula Belle” to the front door. He popped the tailgate and it squeaked under his weight as he climbed into the back of the truck. My brother hopped on and helped him … more
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