Falconry workshop Aug. 23

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a falconry apprentice workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. Falconry is hunting by means of a bird of prey,...

Flat tire reminds me, I’ve nothing left to spare

On Friday, July 4, most of the nation’s thoughts were drifting toward independence, the evening’s fireworks and just how many hot dogs Joey “Jaws” Chestnut would eat in 10 minutes at the annual “Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.” Sixty-one, as...

Huge issue ahead for North Carolina

Decades from now, when schoolchil-dren in North Carolina look back on 2014, they might hear about the massive coal-ash spill into the Dan River and subsequent legislation requiring cleanup of Duke Energy coal-ash ponds. And they might learn about the General Assembly’s push to...

How hearing may have backfired on election law’s critics

A hearing that liberal groups hoped would undermine North Carolina voting reform instead appears to have revealed their true objectives. The N.C. NAACP and the League of Women Voters of N.C., joined by the U.S. Justice Department, said they were suing the state to protect voters...

Butterflies make late entrance this summer

Last week, I got very excited.  I saw a butterfly!  Normally, in July, it would be a ho-hum event, but things are different this year. When the blackberry lilies bloom, as they are now, I usually have to wend my way through a cloud of tiger swallowtails to get down the path to...