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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
Everyone sits back from time to time and lets their mind wander. It is called reminiscing - recalling moments or incidents from the past that in most cases were precious and priceless. Remember … more
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” - Ben Franklin Amen, Ben. The last few days have been surreal. Unprecedented precautionary moves locally, regionally and nationally … more
Florida betony or Rattlesnake weed is an aggressive weed in the lawn and landscape and if you have dealt with it, then you know it is one tough weed. Once in the landscape or lawn, Florida betony can … more
Columns are never easy to write. Ideas won’t flow. Frustration usually sets in. I put my laptop in “sleep” mode, slid into my recliner and leaned back Sunday afternoon. Jumbled … more
Everybody is important. Give us all your money. We will give you back what we think you need. If that is not acceptable, we will dispose of you. Folks, simply said, that is socialism. It … more
As we exit Black History Month and dive head first into the 150th birthday of Mount Olive, let’s continue to recognize those responsible for what we have today. The first known member of the … 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 care Avoid that urge to fertilize your … more
The snow that blanketed Wayne County two weeks ago was somewhat of a gift from the weather gods. It left a memory of near postcard scenes, created little, if any, driving issues and made the kids … more
The late Whitney Houston said it best in her hit single “The Greatest Love of All.” Today’s children are our future. We need to “teach them well and let them lead the way.” We must … more
No doubt it has been a strange winter season. We have had a mild winter followed with winter weather this week. Changes in the weather like this can leave plants and gardeners confused and … more
The town of Mount Olive was officially incorporated on March 1, 1870, and that means we are approaching 150 years old as Wayne County’s second-largest municipality and home of nationally-known … more
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