MOUNT OLIVE — At this point in the growing season, if you are not familiar with weeds, you may soon be. As the motivational quote by an unknown author states, “Weeds don’t need any encouragement to grow.” Weeds do not need fertilizer, rain, or any help, they just grow, often in surprising ci…

Our friends, family members, and neighbors continue to die from an illness that is now preventable. We prayed for a vaccine or treatment that would end this costly pandemic. That prayer has been answered and now we have a safe and effective vaccine that is free and available at multiple sites.

Burney’s, not to be confused with the big purple dinosaur we all loved as kids, is the new buzz around town. I had a friend suggest I check it out. Unfortunately, I don’t live nearby and hardly ever travel in that direction, so I had to plan a special trip to check it out.

Earlier this summer, North Carolinians saw just how troubling a ransomware attack can be as the Colonial Pipeline shutdown wreaked havoc at gas stations across the Southeast. But this wasn’t a one-time thing – ransomware attacks are on the rise. Last year alone, nearly a quarter of the 1,644…

As our JSCC (James Sprunt Community College) Foundation begins the campaign to advertise and recruit for our annual golf tournament, I only grow more eager to participate in this event. My friends and family all know I enjoy taking time to play the game of golf. JSCC’s tournament will be Thu…

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The summer of my 16th year, I was between jobs, and my father hooked me up with a man raising tobacco in Greene County, Tennessee. Dad wanted me to go to college, and this was a sure way to encourage that path.

As a Boy Scout, I learned U.S. flag etiquette, which our troop practiced at monthly meetings and summer camp. We were taught to respect the flag when we handled and displayed it.

We can all do without any tropical storms or hurricanes that may reach North Carolina this year. Unfortunately, experts are already predicting another above-average hurricane season. You can’t wait until a hurricane is imminent to begin preparing, though. Here are some things you should be t…

North Carolina’s family farmers have been under attack for years from activist groups who are opposed to animal agriculture and want to fundamentally change our way of life.

Our new refrigerator has been running for more than two years, and I keep forgetting to clean the dust collection from the coils. I forget because it’s something I feel that I should not need to remember.

I read about a father who disappeared after coming around for a few brief visits during the earliest years of his son’s life. Told by the son, the story was about how for three decades he waited and wondered and applied what few things he knew about his dad toward assembling his own identity.

A list of the top thirty-five “Alien Invasion Films of the 1950s” includes titles such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Thing from Another World, The War of the Worlds, Invaders from Mars, I Married a Monster from Outer Space, Invasion of the Saucer Men, Killers from Space, It Conquere…