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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
Florida betony, or Rattlesnake weed, is an aggressive weed in the lawn and landscape that if you have dealt with it, you know it is one tough weed. Once in the landscape or lawn, Florida betony can … more
An iconic North Carolina barbecue restaurant is no longer open. Wilber’s Barbecue in Goldsboro closed Thursday afternoon. The N.C. Department of Revenue seized it for not paying approximately … 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
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
The unusual warm weather we are having makes many of us want to get outside and start working in our gardens. It is still way too early for our summer vegetables but the good news is that now is a … more
During the reception for the previous owners of this paper, it wasn’t long before I had a list of contacts and phone numbers from people in the community. I was offered a card with information, as … more
I am grateful I am in a profession I can get the word out to the sheriff for his announcement of a crackdown on a big bunch of litterers. It is, and has been, a major problem, and it is also a … 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
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