Features: Outdoors

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 11:24 AM

Common sense can help avoid shark attacks

Jaws frightened the world back in 1975. The man-eating shark thriller quickly became the highest grossing film of all time selling over 128 million tickets at the time. It was enough to make people wonder whether it was safe to go in the water during that summer, and many summers afterwards.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

Managing water supply can pay garden dividents

Water is essential to all life.  Through these hot days we are conscious to keep ourselves, our kids and our pets hydrated, but don’t forget about supplying ample water to your plants and wildlife.  Proper watering of gardens, turf, and ornamental plants is important to the overall health of your landscape during this period of extreme heat stress.



Mar. 17, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Seed packets are little encyclopedias

Seed packets are horticultural mini-encyclopedias packed full of vital instructions that will give you all the information you need to ensure success from germination to harvest.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 04:41 PM

Get a garden head start; sprout seeds now

As you flip though seed catalogs this time of year your mouth begins to water at the promise of sweet vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp cucumbers and succulent ripe melons.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

State offers turkey hunting seminars

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering 17 free turkey hunting seminars across North Carolina in March and April in anticipation of the upcoming spring turkey season.