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My mom was organized and a creature of habit. Some of it rubbed off on me. Growing up, I learned that everything had a place. Mom didn’t like clutter and she didn’t like picking … more
Hopefully, those couple of days last week that snuck up on us are the final blasts of winter. Who knows? This is North Carolina and we all know the weather is always unstable, unpredictable and … more
A Biblical look at Good Friday and Easter Sunday more
Most folks are naturally curious. Some are just plain nosy and have no second thoughts about getting into other folks’ business. It irks me. If some folks spent as much time minding … more
Easter has always been a favorite holiday of mine. Growing up, I can remember spending Easter Sunday at my grandmother’s house. Nearly every aunt, uncle and cousin would be … more
April is gardening month so enjoy the spring weather with these gardening tips: more
Wayne County District 1 Commissioner Barbara Aycock wants roads in the county clean again. She was named to fill the District 1 seat last November due to the death of incumbent Ray Mayo. She … more
March is Women’s History Month. It’s a chance to highlight those who have made a difference within their community and respective lives. Although I’ve never had the pleasure … more
In late March, as the soil warms up, it can be common to see small bees flying around just above the ground and small mounds of soil they have created in the lawn. These bees are called ground … more
It feels like spring time so I can start planting my flowers and vegetables, right? These warm spring temperatures last week have indeed made us have spring fever and want to start sprucing our … more
Newspaper life isn’t easy. We journalists at community publications have to contend with social media — those who want to publish the news first despite its accuracy. Here at the … more
We Southerners fry just about everything, so I guess that is why we are a little fat and purdy. If you live as long as this ol’ dude has, and it ain’t killed you yet, then don’t … more
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