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Many of you last weekend came up with ingenious ways to celebrate Mother’s Day, especially if you were separated. A virtual dinner date, long-distance movie night or a Zoom talent show were just … more
May is here and our gardens are coming alive. Below are some tips for what you can do in your garden and landscape during the month of May: Lawn Leave clippings on the lawn – they return … more
The envelope arrived weeks ago and I placed it on my “temporary” work desk at home. Out of sight, out of mind. Until I found it again when I searched through some printed notes to work on a … more
Wow! These are certainly some of the hardest and the weirdest times as we see things surface every day we have never seen before. How about that $1,200 “Trump Bump” that jacked up millions … more
Drive-thru service — at a doctor’s office? I never seriously gave it any thought until I recently went for a routine checkup. I turn into the parking lot and am greeted by the check-in … more
Strawberries are in season now around Wayne County. Local growers have been busy harvesting and selling strawberries. North Carolina is a leading producer of strawberries with the state ranking … more
RALEIGH — A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column arguing that while a stay-at-home order might be justified as an initial response to an immediate and poorly understood threat, it wasn’t … more
While we struggle to truly comprehend the significance of this unprecedented disease that has us quarantined in our homes, I’d like to share this message: Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink … more
Now is the time for getting our summer vegetables planted in the garden. Those summer vegetables include tomatoes, peppers, beans, squash and many others. As we plant our vegetable gardens, it is … more
Most of us older folks are well versed on what a switch and a belt are, or for which they were used. What we used to call it would probably not be fitting for a community newspaper, but I am quite … more
People are flocking to local newspapers to learn about the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on their communities. But public health restrictions designed to slow the virus’ spread have these … more
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
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