Features

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. 12, 2015 @ 02:45 PM

Use caution when mixing prescription drugs

Two years ago a Wisconsin man hospitalized for pneumonia was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and prescribed 100 mg of Januvia, one of the common oral medications used for treatment. A month later, he was back in the hospital complaining about stomach pain and worried something else was wrong.


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.