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Among the first clear signs that fall is on the way is when farmers have begun to cut their corn fields and dove season arrives. Corn crops are already being cut around here, and the fields are … more
RALEIGH — The latest ratings of highway systems are out — and for North Carolina, the news is mixed. In general cost-effectiveness, our state’s roads and bridges rank a bit better than average. … more
It has been nice to have a few cooler, fall-like days over the past week. We usually see fire ant mounds become more prominent this time of year as we start into the fall season. Fire ants are indeed … more
I have the answer to the long, ongoing and controversial issue of who has the best barbecue in the state of North Carolina. It is an ages-old issue, particularly who has the best cooked pig in the … more
To the editor: For several weeks there has been intense discussions across the state concerning the hemp provisions contained in the 2019 Farm Act moving through the General Assembly. It has … more
There is a dire need to preserve our past through the wealth of firsthand knowledge of our senior citizens. Once they pass they carry evidence of earlier times as it unfolded and it is gone … more
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper insists that Medicaid expansion be part of North Carolina’s budget deal for 2019-20. Republican leaders of the legislature disagree. That’s the main reason why state … more
‘One of the best mayors the town ever had’ To the editor: This is a little memo relating to the late Dick Lewis. In reading his obituary, I noted that there was an omission from what was … more
There are a lot of things kids of today are being shortchanged of in their delicate growing up days. Baseball, the longtime sport of America is one of them. Baseball, hot dogs and the national … more
Local government leaders who lobbied to make police body camera video confidential might lack the stomach for secrecy when loose lips could land them behind bars. In a fascinating legal twist, … more
When I think of the word average, if I can be honest, I think of not good enough. Who wants to be average? No one, right? Well, under the circumstances I’m about to lay out, I’ll take being … more
Propagating houseplants can be a fun and easy way to have more plants or share plants with family and fellow gardening friends. Propagating houseplants does not require any special material or … more
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