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It does one good to return to the neighborhood of his growing up days. While dwelling too much on the past is not advised, it is important that we not forget where it all started. A visit still … more
It is the start of blueberry season with fresh, tasty berries starting to be available in Eastern North Carolina. For more than 70 years, North Carolina blueberries have been a favorite in the … more
During one of my many Sunday afternoons that I used to spend at my parents’ house, the “history buff” that lives inside me came to life for a few unforgettable hours. Mom and I had pulled … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy is opening up after nearly two months of lockdown. I wish the reopening was faster, broader, and more reflective of the varying conditions across the state. I … more
Bagworms are a common pest that many gardeners encounter in their gardens and landscapes. Soon it will be time for bagworms to begin hatching out and move to new locations where they will feed on … more
Many of you last weekend came up with ingenious ways to celebrate Mother’s Day, especially if you were separated. A virtual dinner date, long-distance movie night or a Zoom talent show were just … more
May is here and our gardens are coming alive. Below are some tips for what you can do in your garden and landscape during the month of May: Lawn Leave clippings on the lawn – they return … more
The envelope arrived weeks ago and I placed it on my “temporary” work desk at home. Out of sight, out of mind. Until I found it again when I searched through some printed notes to work on a … more
Wow! These are certainly some of the hardest and the weirdest times as we see things surface every day we have never seen before. How about that $1,200 “Trump Bump” that jacked up millions … more
Drive-thru service — at a doctor’s office? I never seriously gave it any thought until I recently went for a routine checkup. I turn into the parking lot and am greeted by the check-in … more
Strawberries are in season now around Wayne County. Local growers have been busy harvesting and selling strawberries. North Carolina is a leading producer of strawberries with the state ranking … more
RALEIGH — A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column arguing that while a stay-at-home order might be justified as an initial response to an immediate and poorly understood threat, it wasn’t … more
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