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  • Add fruit to the menu to help keep hydrated during summer heat

    Summer fruits are plentiful this year with peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, and more. READ MORE

  • Peachland intern has eye on veterinary career

    Austin Herms, a Peachland native, has a plan for his future; and now he can check “internship with sea turtles” off of his to-do list. Austin is studying molecular biology at East Carolina University where he recently completed a study on toxicity. His research was conducted on nematodes and the effect of nickel exposure on their genes. That kind of data is interesting and relevant to our work because we have seen what swimming in and ingesting water polluted with heavy metals and other chemicals does to our patients. (It’s not pretty.) READ MORE

  • South wind affects surf

    Well, surfers and surfettes, we had a few days of surf; but man this south wind has really set up on us. If you are trying to surf, the best times have been in the morning on both ends of the island. So far the best spots have been on the north side of Jolly Roger Pier before the wind gets too strong. There is a low pressure coming our way so hang in there READ MORE

  • Facts vs. opinions: Leave your opinions at the door

    Today it is very difficult in our society to determine the difference between opinions and facts. Websites make everything so official looking and once someone reaches the information they are searching for, they stop looking. We’ve all done it. How many times have you only heard bits and pieces of a story and created a complete tale that was completely wrong? We’re human, it happens. READ MORE

  • Freshen the table with in-season vegetables, fruits

    Summer fruits and vegetables abound this time of year. Here are a few recipes using some of that bounty. Enjoy! READ MORE

  • Quit diluting, passing on blame

    In all my years, whether as a student, a teacher, a firefighter, a builder, a gun saleswoman and as a mom, never ever have I forgotten a child in a car. There is no excuse. We are all responsible for our own behavior, regardless of our actions. READ MORE

  • Trolling for kings the most popular — but not only — way to hook them

    The king mackerel is one of the most sought after species on the North Carolina coast. The king is right at the top of the food chain and is a terrific fighter. They readily take many types of bait and are mighty tasty. READ MORE

  • Surf contest was fun for all

    Good morning, surfers and surfettes. I hope everyone got a chance to come out to the On Shore Earth and Surf contest last Saturday. It was a good time.The surf did not look that good in the morning. We said a little prayer, and bam: two hours later we had a little surf — not great but doable. A good time was had by all. I will have the results up next week with photos. READ MORE

  • Fry up that fresh catch for your summer meals

    Here are some summer recipe treats for you to enjoy. READ MORE

  • Top Six surf fishing mistakes to avoid

    I have plenty of folks come in my store each and every day that are having trouble catching fish on the surf and there a litany of reasons why they are having trouble. Most of these are very easily corrected. READ MORE