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The dogwoods blooming over the past couple of weeks have really given us a showy display to welcome in spring. A majority of the dogwoods we see flowering are the common flowering dogwoods (Cornus … more
Normally, I’ve not used this space to rant. I’ve opted to discuss the positive aspects of the community and share a little bit of humor. At least, I hope I’ve done that. But something … more
There’s no honey to give me a “to-do” list while I stare at these four walls during this crazy pandemic that has virtually altered our lives in numerous ways. But good gravy, I’ve found … more
The weather is warm. Time for feeling good, barefootin’ and fishin’. Time was when I fished at least once every day, seven days a week, and sometimes twice. We were always on the hunt … more
Alexandre Dumas once wrote, “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm … more
April is gardening month! One thing we can do during this coronavirus pandemic is work in our gardens at home. Below are some tips for what to do in the garden during April. Lawn Mow your turf … more
Day 15 of isolation. Bored with Instagram. Annoyed with Messenger. Sick of Facebook. Although there are plenty of stories to write about COVID-19, there is only so much you can say. I … more
Matt Dillon, the Dodge City Sheriff of the television show, “Gunsmoke,” of earlier days has pretty much been camping out in my living room. I am pretty sure in the past week and a half I have … more
In late March, as the soil warms up, it can be common to see small bees flying around just above the ground and small mounds of soil they have created in the lawn. These bees are called ground … more
Hands washed. Check. Hair net in place. Check. Protective gloves. Check. I hope those allergy meds kicked in. It’s been an odd week for us in Wayne County, in North Carolina … more
We are in a war without bullets, but the need for the medic is as real as it ever was. It is a war against an invisible foe that attacks from all four borders. It is a war that has suddenly … more
America is in the midst of an epidemic, and the coronavirus is making it worse. That’s right: There’s another fast-spreading public health concern in addition to coronavirus. In 2017, … more
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