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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
Hands washed. Check. Hair net in place. Check. Protective gloves. Check. I hope those allergy meds kicked in. It’s been an odd week for us in Wayne County, in North Carolina … more
We are in a war without bullets, but the need for the medic is as real as it ever was. It is a war against an invisible foe that attacks from all four borders. It is a war that has suddenly … more
America is in the midst of an epidemic, and the coronavirus is making it worse. That’s right: There’s another fast-spreading public health concern in addition to coronavirus. In 2017, … more
Everyone sits back from time to time and lets their mind wander. It is called reminiscing - recalling moments or incidents from the past that in most cases were precious and priceless. Remember … more
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” - Ben Franklin Amen, Ben. The last few days have been surreal. Unprecedented precautionary moves locally, regionally and nationally … more
Florida betony or Rattlesnake weed is an aggressive weed in the lawn and landscape and if you have dealt with it, then you know it is one tough weed. Once in the landscape or lawn, Florida betony can … more
Columns are never easy to write. Ideas won’t flow. Frustration usually sets in. I put my laptop in “sleep” mode, slid into my recliner and leaned back Sunday afternoon. Jumbled … more
Everybody is important. Give us all your money. We will give you back what we think you need. If that is not acceptable, we will dispose of you. Folks, simply said, that is socialism. It … more
As we exit Black History Month and dive head first into the 150th birthday of Mount Olive, let’s continue to recognize those responsible for what we have today. The first known member of the … more
March weather usually gives us a little taste of spring and gardens begin to come alive as we near April. Below are gardening tips for March: Lawn care Avoid that urge to fertilize your … more
The snow that blanketed Wayne County two weeks ago was somewhat of a gift from the weather gods. It left a memory of near postcard scenes, created little, if any, driving issues and made the kids … more
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