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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
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
Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment. The blood of patriots is the … more
On Thursday, with Hurricane Dorian taking dead aim at us, South Florida adopted the air of a community that knows the drill and began bracing for the strongest storm ever to threaten Florida’s east … more
There is a strange attachment to the holidays that beckons me back to the neighborhood of my early growing up days. Today, there is little more there than a boyhood burial ground still alive with … more
North Carolina’s unemployment rate has dropped from the 10.9 percent 2010 high we experienced following The Great Recession to 4.0 percent in October. But that’s not uniform across the state. The … more
It does one good to return to the neighborhood of his growing up days. While dwelling too much on the past is not advised, it is important that we not forget where it all started. A visit still … more
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