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Video cameras being worn as routine gear by police and law enforcement officers in departments across the country have proven to provide the evidence to clear officers of wrongdoing or convict them … more
March weather usually gives us a little taste of spring and gardens begin to come alive as we near April. Below are gardening tips for March: Lawn When dogwoods are in full bloom, apply … more
The approaching North Carolina Pickle Festival always generates excitement, and right now it is just a few weeks away. Matter of fact, it arrives two weeks earlier this year due to a conflict with … more
Surely, y’all have wondered about shoes you have seen left on sidewalks, streets, roadsides and even hanging from tree limbs and utility lines. Never did make any sense to me, and certainly is a … more
North Carolina’s most important emergency is not the next federal government shutdown. Nor is it a fake national emergency on the nation’s southern border. Our state’s real emergency is a … more
The explosion of disrespect for law enforcement across this country is completely out of control, and should not be acceptable in a civil society. This nation was founded and from day one set up a … more
The North Carolina Pickle Festival has again been named among the top 20 festivals in the Southeastern United States. Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce President Julie Beck, the co-chair of the … more
RALEIGH — I was born in Charlotte. But I grew up in rural Mecklenburg County. There used to be such a place — and, indeed, quite a few such places still exist in our increasingly urbanized … more
The proposed DMV move brings to mind one of the old “Three Stooges” comedies, the one where one of the zany trio says, “I’ve cut this board three times and it’s still too short.” Our … more
The 33rd annual North Carolina Pickle Festival is set for the second weekend in April, and the Town of Mount Olive has already begun dressing up the downtown district. Nearly three dozen colorful … more
Dogs are amazing creatures with intelligence that often makes us scratch our head. I have been carrying a small Old Timer pen knife for many, many years. It is something everyone at one time or … more
It is hard to even think about dealing with summer problems in the landscape when it is the first of March and it still feels like winter. There are probably not many people thinking about summer … more
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