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October 17, 2018

 Finally, cool weather is upon us!

That means the fish are getting nature’s signal to put on the autumnal feed bag and scarf up as many calories as they can before winter sets in around the New Year. To an angler, that means your baits must blend in and be taken for the foods your…

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October 05, 2018

Susie Taylor Brown was born Sept. 25, 1911, to the late William and Lucy Taylor in Nash County.

She never birthed a child, but reared three — Helen Moody, Dennis Taylor and Beverly Brown Best. Ms. Brown has eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She has…

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October 03, 2018

Let’s set storm and flood talk aside for a moment.

Start talking "trout" to an Eastern North Carolina angler and you will quickly get their rapt attention. Trout fisherman love to talk "trout." It is arguably the most popular fish among Eastern North Carolina anglers.

Trout are caught pretty…

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September 26, 2018

Our summer of 2018 ended dramatically in Eastern North Carolina with old slow Hurricane Florence.

Sometimes moving no faster than a snail, or me, this past hurricane and tropical depression redefined just how dangerously destructive a Category 1 storm can be. Our Eastern Seaboard, Piedmont and…

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September 19, 2018

At the time of writing this for publication, Hurricane Florence was literally at our doorstep. Winds were picking up. The outer bands of rains were passing by, and nobody knew what the next few days will have brought to us while you are reading this.

Wifey was pondering throughout the planning,…

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September 10, 2018

Edgecombe Community College recently announced the lineup for the 14th season of the Edgecombe Performance Series, which brings world class entertainment to Tarboro and Edgecombe County.

Each year, ECC plans a series of performances for the community in a variety of artistic disciplines. All…

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September 05, 2018

Have you ever considered that catching fish is just as much a mental activity as well as a physical one?

Preparation with a capital "P" is vitally important to every fishing excursion. The evening before your planned fishing adventure is the best time to develop and outline your direction. It is…

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August 29, 2018

Carp — the name does not exactly roll off the tongue with gusto and stimulate excitement in the hearts and minds of Eastern North Carolina anglers.

Let's face it, the carp is not a particularly pretty or interesting looking fish. That mug is downright ugly. Maybe it would garner more…

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August 25, 2018

Have you ever met someone that was determined to overcome any obstacle?

Meet Brenda Freeman from Tarboro, who has suffered from lymphedema for a long while. Lymphedema is a chronic, long-term condition in which excess fluid (lymph) collects in tissues causing swelling. It can be very debilitating.…

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August 22, 2018

Catfish do not exactly have an exulted position in the eyes of some recreational anglers.

Oh no, it's a catfish, they sometimes say with disdain as they lift one out of the water. Not so with this angler. In my love affair with fishing, catfish was one of my first girlfriends. I cut my fishing…

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