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Lightning bugs — are they still around? Remember how we used to catch them around sunset during the summer? They were so beautiful, and also remember we did not suffocate them as we captured … more
RALEIGH — I believe the leadership ability and management practices of school principals have a large effect on how well teachers teach and students learn. But I admit to being biased on the … more
North Carolina already bans texting and driving. Now state lawmakers want to prohibit all handheld use of smartphones and tablet computers behind the wheel. House Bill 144, the Hands-Free N.C. … more
These following little bits of wit — a candid collection of crazies and clowns in the cities and towns of our beloved Wayne County are memories of legacies to me. Some of you will recognize … more
Many take great enjoyment in growing tomatoes in their home garden. There is something special about growing tomato plants and reaping the benefits of eating a fresh, homegrown tomato. Unfortunately, … more
April is Gardening Month in Wayne County! April is the month that our yards come alive with spring colors and new growth. Gardening is a common thread that joins many of us together as we find … more
I have always enjoyed good cooking and respected those who put it on the table. I came up the old-fashioned way — corn-fed and nourished with good ol’ down home cookin’. I can also say I … more
In a standoff pitting patients and taxpayers against the powerful state hospital lobby, a majority of your representatives in the N.C. House voted against your interests this week. Lawmakers … more
April is Gardening Month in Wayne County! Now is the time to get out and enjoy gardening! Below are some tips for what to do in the garden during April. Lawn Mow your turf at the correct … more
The time comes to bite the bullet and realize the free ride is over. I refer to the announcement by the town of Mount Olive that residents will most likely see another water rate hike. Folks … more
Hopefully we will soon have spring-like weather and enjoy being outside in our gardens and landscapes. One common question that comes to our office is, “Can I fertilize my lawn now?” Even though … more
One thing needs to be clearly understood before I go any further with this piece: I am, always have been, and always will be a Carolina (Tar Heel) fan. Now, the time has finally arrived to find … more
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