Features

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 01:58 PM

Playmakers opens with 'Musical Comedy Murders'

Union County Playmakers will put on its first stage production in March with “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.”


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

North Carolina has beer renaissance

Margo Metzger describes it as a movement — a Southern craft beer movement. Bill Manley calls it a Renaissance.


Feb. 03, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Flowers, not just pretty, but tasty, too

Not all flowers are edible.  In fact, some can make you downright ill, so do your homework before nibbling from the landscape.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 02:35 PM

Shrubs, trees make good property screens

A century ago celebrated poet Robert Frost published “Mending Wall” in which he penned “good fences make good neighbors”.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 02:33 PM

Cooking oil: slick tips on a slippery topic

My wife cooked a pot roast last week. Instead of following one of my recipes, she decided to ask some fool named Google.


Jan. 15, 2015 @ 02:52 PM

Beetles used to save trees

Pitting insect against insect, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission released predator beetles last month on the Sandy Mush Game Land to combat the devastating effects of the hemlock woolly adelgid on hemlock trees.