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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…


Local woman celebrates 107th birthday

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…


Despite the storm, it’s almost trout time

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…


Autumn heralds fall fishing season

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…