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What is all the fuss about? A photo identification is required today for just about anything, except when you’re headed to the bathroom. That might come later when all the fuss is settled … more
Here we are again, my friends, right smack in the middle of the notorious Eastern North Carolina summer heat wave. The weather was in the 90s all last week, and was accompanied by her irritating … more
For your lawn A third of the growth should be removed when mowing warm-season grasses. Try to change direction when mowing your lawn. This will help strengthen the roots system and expose … more
Are you from the South? There are a lot of things in the South that make us Southern, or “good ol’ boys.” We will not even go into the moonshine era. In the South, we love just about … more
November is now upon us which means soon our minds may be more on preparing for the holiday season, but there are still things that can be done in the garden this time of year. Below are gardening … more
I headed out to the Mount Olive Green Machine’s practice Saturday and talked to the head coach, Shane Aube, about his team just trying to get an outlook for its season. If my memory hasn’t failed … more
The people of Mount Olive have truly been blessed with the approval of a $5.5 million grant in disaster recovery funds to fix and upgrade its ailing wastewater treatment plant. We are looking at … more
RALEIGH — If you think very rich people pay a lower share of their income in taxes than you do, you are very likely to vote for Democrats. You are also very likely to be wrong. Although special … more
The pleasure is mine to live on one of the few dirt roads still left in the county, or elsewhere in Eastern North Carolina. I certainly do not want to leave the impression of being against … more
Just a few thoughts to end the week…. I have spent the last two weekends traveling rural roads of Wayne and several surrounding counties in search of dirt roads. They are hard to find … 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
Christmas means different things to different people. Christmas traditions and customs vary from household to household, from church to church and from country to country. The important thing … more
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