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The late Whitney Houston said it best in her hit single “The Greatest Love of All.” Today’s children are our future. We need to “teach them well and let them lead the way.” We must … more
No doubt it has been a strange winter season. We have had a mild winter followed with winter weather this week. Changes in the weather like this can leave plants and gardeners confused and … more
The town of Mount Olive was officially incorporated on March 1, 1870, and that means we are approaching 150 years old as Wayne County’s second-largest municipality and home of nationally-known … more
It is amazing to look at and compare the eating habits of folks today and those of yesterday. Fast food and real food are different creatures, and also come from creatures of a different … more
Now is the time to dust off your pruners and start those late winter pruning chores. Late winter is the time many plants in the landscape are pruned before new growth begins in the spring. February … more
When it comes to growing fruit, blueberries are one of the easiest to successfully grow in Eastern North Carolina. Blueberries have few pest problems and the main annual chore would be pruning them … more
Newly-elected Mayor Ken Talton had a wide variety of issues on his campaign platform, and he’s making headway on some of them. He wanted some reorganization and public input in the town’s day … more
Folks, when you get my age even the thought of getting the flu will become a big issue. Currently, I am a COPD patient anyway, and an attack of the flu will knock me for a loop and further. The … more
For the past three weeks, you’ve seen my name appear throughout the Mount Olive Tribune. Now it’s time to put a face with it. I’m Rudy Coggins, your new assistant editor. I’m not a … more
RALEIGH — Parental choice in education has gone mainstream in North Carolina. Among those notables who seem not to have gotten the memo yet is the governor of North Carolina, Roy … more
Do yourself a favor and vote yes for the proposed quarter-of-a-cent sales tax increase to generate an estimated $2.6 million for direly needed capital improvements in Wayne County Schools. No one … more
Fertilization is an important step for having a successful harvest of pecans and fruit in the home garden. However, it can be very confusing determining how much and what type of fertilizer is … more
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