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RALEIGH — In recognition of the service and sacrifice of veterans and members of the armed forces, the North Carolina Forest Service is offering a 25% discount on tree seedling orders placed by active, honorably discharged or retired military personnel during the month of November. The discount applies to the first $500 of all new orders, up to a $125 discount.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Hospice is gearing up for its inaugural Mistletoe Gallery fundraiser this weekend.

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Tuesday, 05 October 2021 14:26

COLUMN: The fruit of the gods

The common persimmon in America is known by many names — Possum Apples, sugar plum, and just plain ‘simmons. The proper name or scientific name is Diospyros Virginian.

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Friday, 26 March 2021 12:29

COLUMN: Spring has made its arrival

March 20 is the official date on the calendar for spring to begin. Although March weather is very unpredictable, I think warmer weather is on its way.

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RALEIGH— As North Carolina’s urban tree canopy declines, the need to continue to plant trees becomes even more important as the state joins in the recognition of Arbor Day.

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Friday, 20 November 2020 10:51

COLUMN: A bumper crop of nuts

This year was probably a real bad year for most of the human race (with the pandemic), yet nut trees of all kinds produced bumper crops.

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Friday, 05 June 2020 16:10

COLUMN: Logging timber yesterday and today

In the last few weeks, I’ve been having my timber clear-cut. It’s been about 20 years since it was cut. Up until then most of our farm was in cultivation. When you harvest your timber, you should soon replant it. I’m planning to replant with longleaf pine even though I doubt I’ll ever see them mature.

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