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The recent drowning of a kayaker on the Neuse River at Goldsboro is a tragic event, and it should put a clear message to all leisure boaters. The incident happened when the river was high and its … more
While recently cleaning out my junk room, I came across an untaped dusty box sitting in the far corner on the shelf. Normally I mark my boxes. Guess I missed this one. I reached over, pulled … more
Greetings from the Smith Chapel Wesley Community. Black Lives Matter has been the subject for the past three weeks. I’m asking everyone to please do not stay home in November. Let’s … more
One of the highlights of summer is enjoying fresh corn on the cob. Sweet corn is a popular vegetable for many of our summer cookout meals. You will soon be able to find sweet corn available locally … more
With the start of June we now welcome summer and our gardens are now in full swing. With summer we have to keep our gardens watered regularly and keep an eye out for insect and disease problems. … more
It does not take the sharpest knife in the drawer to know that when the state has fully reopened, things will not be the same as they were two months ago. Get used to some big changes, because … more
RALEIGH — During the month of April alone, North Carolina lost 572,000 jobs, or 12.5% of the state’s total employment. That’s a higher rate of job loss than any of our neighbors experienced. … more
Local businesses reopened their doors Memorial Day weekend after Gov. Roy Cooper issued his latest executive order. I wish a good friend of mine lived here. His restaurant just might have … more
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
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