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Accomplished junior golfer Ella June Hannant has not only resumed her par-busting tear but is now starring in a sisters show in the sport. A Drive Chip and Putt national champion in 2018, the … 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
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
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have been known to push the limits as an activist group in the past. Advertising campaigns featuring young actresses and models in the nude in protest … more
I have defended, or at least argued, a case for more information many times when the public becomes outraged at a hunter or angler. Many times, it is due to the angle of the story where certain … more
FOUR OAKS — South Johnston won the Tar Heel Leagues 15-and-under Baseball State Tournament on July 28, topping Jamesville 13-1 in the final game to take the title. South Johnston went … more
We live in delicate times. There is no doubt. There is also no doubt that we can become alarmists with exaggerated threats as well. I have been wandering around on this planet for nearly 50 years … more
There is some good news regarding our deer and elk herds in North Carolina. In 1999, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission began testing for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) amongst our … 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
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
I’m sorry. I know what I will be writing about for a good part of the coming year, and it may get old. Therefore, I must apologize in advance. You see, my oldest son came into the room last … 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
This time of year used to bring a new kind of adrenaline rush for me. The last couple of years, things changed a bit due to work and health, leaving other things on my mind. This year however, a new … more
A friend’s New Year’s resolutions read the following: Bowfish more. More bowfishing. Bowfish a lot. Always bowfish. Make time for more bowfishing. That is dedication to a passion. For … more
I was reading a social media post from a friend of mine that lives in Michigan this weekend about a buffalo squirrel making all kinds of noises. I had never heard of a buffalo squirrel, so I had to … more
Fifteen campers took part in drills during North Johnston's first-ever Youth Tennis Camp held June 17. The camp was run by North Johnston tennis coach David Anderson and Panthers players, West … more
Turkeys are the bane of me. Not quite like the hated ticks, although as turkey season comes in, ticks tend to open ‘human season’ it seems. Turkeys are more like a love/hate relationship, … more
Don’t let the hollow yellow bat and plastic ball fool you — the competition that takes place every July at Smithfield Community Park is serious. With fields measuring only 140 feet to the … more
SMITHFIELD — Returning to the game he loves in the 2019 North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament has been a blessing for Jordan Adams. “Every day I’m blessed,” Adams said. “I’m blessed to … more
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