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I grew up in a different time than today. Anyone who has been around for the greater part of four decades or more have. It’s almost like the old story of walking uphill in three feet of snow to … more
Sometimes life gets in the way of our passions. Since this is an outdoors column, we are going to place outdoors activities such as hunting, fishing, camping and hiking amongst others as our passion. … more
This past Saturday my son Mason, his buddy Tanner and I took off to Raleigh to to see Southern Nash play for the state football title at Carter-Finley Stadium on the campus of the greatest university … more
I enjoy looking back at the history of hunting in North America. I find the stories entertaining, enriching and enlightening. Many people have heard how President Theodore Roosevelt pioneered the … more
According to Forbes.com, on Sept. 5, the Department of Justice requested from Apple and Google the names, phone numbers and IP addresses of at least 10,000 individuals who have downloaded and used an … more
As Labor Day comes and goes, it brings about a wonderful time of the year. It marks the entrance to the hunting seasons. Whitetail deer, Canadian geese, small game, bear and other waterfowl. Yes, … more
Not long ago I was in Des Moines, Iowa for a commercial photoshoot. Driving to the location, I noticed a little park and knew immediately I wanted to stop there once the shoot was over for the … more
Maybe 35 years ago, my family took a short vacation toward the coast of North Carolina. I was allowed to take one of my friends, who happened to be one who accompanied me on many of these types of … more
I came home from a trip to Des Moines, Iowa to find my oldest son shredding nylon rope. Using a pick, he would insert it between the threads and comb out the fine fibers, making what looked like the … more
It was tough. Climbing mountains is hard work, especially during the summer in a North Carolina climate. Yet here we were, scaling the fourth-highest peak in the mountain range. Our muscles aching, … more
Nash County Recreation & Senior Services is holding registration for youth T-ball, baseball, softball, soccer and flag football through July 31. The T-ball program will have two divisions: … more
As we celebrate Independence Day weekend, it may be a good time to discuss a few ways in which our country survived due to the outdoorsmanship of our founding fathers and early settlers. Without this … more
I grew up right beside a pond and a lake. It made life great as a youngster. It also created some interesting times. Before I dive deep into this scene, it must be noted that 50 years ago, times … more
The 31st edition of the North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament will return to Smithfield’s Community Park on July 13-14.  The entry fee for the slow-pitch event, which features four-man … more
Nash County Recreation and Senior Services has announced the scores of its spring soccer tournament held May 20-30. BOYS AGES 7-8 May 22 The Valentine Law Firm 2 vs. Rangers 4 The … more
The night can be a wondrous thing. Especially when the nighttime sky is unfiltered with artificial light. I have written many times about dark skies and the glory that they can hold. From … more
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