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There are many insects and birds we depend on as pollinators in our environment. Honey bees are probably one of the most well-known pollinators. As honey bees travel from flower to flower, they are … more
I am a cat lover and proud of it. How can anyone not love or be intrigued by these felines? I can sit on my deck and watch a kitten play and grow and it is much better than anything television … more
It’s time to follow the Lone Star State’s lead — North Carolina needs a lemonade freedom law. On June 10, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 234 to prevent overzealous police … more
It is now blueberry season with fresh, tasty berries available in Eastern North Carolina. For more than 70 years, North Carolina blueberries have been a favorite in the American diet. Blueberries … more
Wow! Times are a changin’. Perhaps it would be a little more accurate if I declaratively stated that times have already changed, and dramatically. Scares me when I see young ladies running … more
We Tar Heels have gone and served up a pirate-ship case for the black-robed Honorable Justices to sort out — Blackbeard’s pirate ship, in fact. There’s Brown vs. Board of Education, Roe vs. … more
RALEIGH — In 1940, some 3.6 million people lived in North Carolina, ranking the state 11th in the nation in population and first in the Southeast. Across the South as a whole, only Texas (6.4 … more
Remember eating mulberries during the summer? They, and the bugs and whatever else lived on them, were delicious. Are there any mulberry trees still around? They were part of my daily diet during … more
RALEIGH — It might sound odd to hear this from someone who’s been writing a syndicated column on politics for more than 30 years, but politics has become vastly more important in our lives than … more
Our North Carolina economy is powered by the agricultural and military sectors. Over the last few years, we have done a fantastic job of raising awareness of the importance of agriculture, but too … more
I love tomato sandwiches. It is a southern thing. What does a tomato sandwich, a “wiffle” ball and an idiot have in common? Read on and I’ll explain in detail. I bought two absolutely … more
Now that warm weather is here, people are outside working in the garden and landscape, clearing brush or just taking a hike outdoors. What do these activities have in common? They are all possible … more
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