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Now is the time to dust off your pruners and start those late winter pruning chores. Late winter is the time many plants in the landscape are pruned before new growth begins in the spring. February … more
When it comes to growing fruit, blueberries are one of the easiest to successfully grow in Eastern North Carolina. Blueberries have few pest problems and the main annual chore would be pruning them … more
Newly-elected Mayor Ken Talton had a wide variety of issues on his campaign platform, and he’s making headway on some of them. He wanted some reorganization and public input in the town’s day … more
Folks, when you get my age even the thought of getting the flu will become a big issue. Currently, I am a COPD patient anyway, and an attack of the flu will knock me for a loop and further. The … more
For the past three weeks, you’ve seen my name appear throughout the Mount Olive Tribune. Now it’s time to put a face with it. I’m Rudy Coggins, your new assistant editor. I’m not a … more
RALEIGH — Parental choice in education has gone mainstream in North Carolina. Among those notables who seem not to have gotten the memo yet is the governor of North Carolina, Roy … more
Do yourself a favor and vote yes for the proposed quarter-of-a-cent sales tax increase to generate an estimated $2.6 million for direly needed capital improvements in Wayne County Schools. No one … more
Fertilization is an important step for having a successful harvest of pecans and fruit in the home garden. However, it can be very confusing determining how much and what type of fertilizer is … more
Eight North Carolina counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries in a preemptive strike against gun control measures like those making their way to the lawbooks in neighboring … more
GUEST EDITORIAL Cancer remains a dreaded diagnosis, but there’s heartening news. America is showing great progress against some of the most deadly forms of the disease, particularly lung cancer … more
This piece certainly is no political endorsement, but I am thankful we finally have a president with the gumption to let those who hate us know it is game time and we will play to win. The … more
RALEIGH — “Prudence,” wrote the British statesman Edmund Burke, “is not only the first in rank of the virtues political and moral, but she is the director, the regulator, the standard of them … more
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