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It is great to grow older and have the honor of looking back to see how stupid you were. Many never have that opportunity. It makes me feel good to have been right at the top of the bunch, and … more
Talk about a head scratcher. Why have the unemployment benefits been extended? Our local and state economy has been on shaky ground for 16 months, but government officials seem to think that … more
In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, there was an event this past weekend at Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle, Washington, featuring live performances, dancing, and “art healing spaces,” among its … more
All fresh-water fishermen remember the biggest largemouth bass they ever landed. I do, and kissed her right smack in the mouth once I got my hands on her. Every detail on that glorious moment is … more
Christmas is my favorite day. July 4th ranks a close second. Dad pulled out the grill, lit the charcoal, stood back while he threw a match on the charcoal and waited for the fire to die … more
Graduation season has ended. The next chapter has begun for 478 seniors who turned their tassels at Southern Wayne, Spring Creek and North Duplin high schools earlier this month. It’s a … more
The recent statewide roadside litter cleanup campaign has apparently worked, and the impact is showing up right here in Wayne County. The campaign in Wayne County was strongly endorsed and pushed … more
Beginning with last week’s edition, you may have noticed an improvement in the Tribune’s print quality. We went with a new printer, Triangle Web Printing in Durham, which is operated by … more
In earlier days, every young’un in the neighborhood had a secret place where plum trees grew and provided their summertime fruit. They grew wild everywhere and were abundant beside roads, … more
One of the coolest things about traveling to out-of-town assignments is roaming country roads. Though you pay attention to the highway, you can’t help but glance when something catches your … more
The verbal pros and cons of the COVID vaccination appear to me to be somewhat of a waste of time. It is rather obvious the vaccinations have had a tremendous impact on the numbers. They are on … more
“We’re hiring.” I see the signs everywhere I drive these days. Yet, businesses are struggling to find workers. One waitress I recently spoke to said despite reopening 100%, … more
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