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No one appreciates and enjoys history more than I, which includes old homes and buildings that once were at the top of anyone’s ladder. However, there comes a time when one has to be … more
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Or does it? Ryan Roberts and town residents need to know. It seems Roberts’ establishment, R&R Brewing, has caused quite a stir in certain parts … more
It is great to grow older and have the honor of looking back to see how stupid you were. Many never have that opportunity. It makes me feel good to have been right at the top of the bunch, and … more
Talk about a head scratcher. Why have the unemployment benefits been extended? Our local and state economy has been on shaky ground for 16 months, but government officials seem to think that … more
More than three-plus decades ago, I sat in the press box at my old high school and kept statistics for the football team during a state-playoff game. An older gentleman sat beside me and did a … more
There are a lot of things that are difficult to find today as opposed to my growing up years. A recent column focused on where have all the plum trees gone? Let’s add briar berries and … more
Now that we’ve once again celebrated our nation’s independence, let’s look at one of our most fundamental rights: Freedom of speech. It’s tempting to take this right for … more
In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, there was an event this past weekend at Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle, Washington, featuring live performances, dancing, and “art healing spaces,” among its … more
All fresh-water fishermen remember the biggest largemouth bass they ever landed. I do, and kissed her right smack in the mouth once I got my hands on her. Every detail on that glorious moment is … more
Christmas is my favorite day. July 4th ranks a close second. Dad pulled out the grill, lit the charcoal, stood back while he threw a match on the charcoal and waited for the fire to die … more
Graduation season has ended. The next chapter has begun for 478 seniors who turned their tassels at Southern Wayne, Spring Creek and North Duplin high schools earlier this month. It’s a … more
The recent statewide roadside litter cleanup campaign has apparently worked, and the impact is showing up right here in Wayne County. The campaign in Wayne County was strongly endorsed and pushed … more
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