Baling the hay

Baling the hay

A farmer bales hay in a field just off Summerlin’s Crossroads Road in Duplin County last week. There are approximately 32,000 acres of hay and p...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Be prepared for hurricane season

Be prepared for hurricane season

Since we are fully into hurricane season, it’s a good time for a reminder of the many steps we can take to prepare ourselves, our pets, and farm...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Saving your pecans from weevil damage

Saving your pecans from weevil damage

How many times have you picked up pecans only to find a small hole near the end of the shell and empty? If you grow pecans, my guess is too many. If y...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


Lush and ripe

Lush and ripe

Local photographer Kelly Jones provided this photograph of a juicy fig, plucked from a tree near Kitty Fork on High House Road, Clinton. The fig tree,...

July 25th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


Spell leads East to All-Star win

Spell leads East to All-Star win

GREENSBORO — When Clinton High School men’s soccer coach Brad Spell got a call last summer from the North Carolina Coaches Association tel...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Extension, farmers watchful for heat conditions

Extension, farmers watchful for heat conditions

With temperatures in the high 90s, local farmers are keeping an eye on their bread and butter.Allan Thornton, an associate for Sampson County Cooperat...

July 20th, 2016 |  


The timber sale process using a professional forester

If you own timberland or a farm with “woods” on it, how many times have you had a phone call from someone wanting to buy your timber? Thes...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Troxler announces N.C. Sentinel Landscape designation

GOLDSBORO – N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler has announced the federal designation of 33 counties, including Sampson, as the North Ca...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Nuts for nutrients

Nuts for nutrients

A farmer on Summerlin’s Crossroads Road in Duplin County, above, spreads land plaster, below, to a peanut field. Both Duplin and Sampson County ...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Turkey vultures take over Roseboro community

Turkey vultures take over Roseboro community

SNOW HILL — Vultures have descended upon properties in the Roseboro area and taken over, gathering by the dozens on rooftops, across yards and a...

July 13th, 2016 updated: July 13th, 2016. |