Features: Outdoors

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Flowers, not just pretty, but tasty, too

A research study conducted by Dr. Haviland-Jones, professor of psychology at Rutgers University came up with the following conclusion “no other item besides flowers...evokes such positive feelings and perceptions for both the giver and the recipient.”


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. 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.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Imagination, good eye produce Christmas decorations

This holiday season, $28.94 is the going price at box stores for a decorative plastic container filled with fresh-cut festive greenery.  If you have a pair of hand pruners, can spot an evergreen and own a basket or any type of flat bottomed container you have all you need to create the same beautiful display absolutely FREE!


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Deer wasting disease eases with cooler temperatures

After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in seven Piedmont counties, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced this week that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease (HD) in white-tailed deer appears to be tapering off with the onset of cooler weather.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

The Adoptables

Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.