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To the editor: It’s disappointing that the mayor of Mount Olive chooses to support an industry that is a major air polluter in our area. Joe Scott spoke in favor of the expansion of Sampson … more
As we enter into August, now is the time to start preparing for managing pecan weevils as they will soon be emerging from the ground and into your pecan trees. If you have already had pecans dropping … more
Whatever happened to the plum tree that grew wild and attracted every youngun in the neighborhood? The plums were once a major staple of a growing, wild and wooly child’s summer diet. The … more
For the lawn Late summer is the most effective time to control fire ants with baits. Treat lawns for grubs only if you find more than 5 grubs per square foot. August is the last month to fertilize … more
It was many, many moons ago when I learned to swim, and in those years of long ago it was not in a pool with a licensed instructor. It was at the confluence of the Neuse and Little rivers, and the … more
Nothing says summer like watermelons. Watermelons are often a must at our summer cookouts and are a wonderful treat during hot summer days. Watermelons are grown across the United States. The top … more
There have been meetings, a mirage of emails, endless phone calls and conversations, and any other means of communicating in the effort to secure state funding to make desperately-needed repairs to … more
Are you from the South? There are a lot of things in the South that make us Southern, or “good ol’ boys.” We will not even go into the moonshine era. In the South, we love just about … more
I headed out to the Mount Olive Green Machine’s practice Saturday and talked to the head coach, Shane Aube, about his team just trying to get an outlook for its season. If my memory hasn’t failed … more
Here we are again, my friends, right smack in the middle of the notorious Eastern North Carolina summer heat wave. The weather was in the 90s all last week, and was accompanied by her irritating … more
For your lawn A third of the growth should be removed when mowing warm-season grasses. Try to change direction when mowing your lawn. This will help strengthen the roots system and expose … more
Charles Ray Finch is finally free. But after serving 43 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, he left state custody with little more than the clothes on his back. No mortal can return … more
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