April is National Pecan Month!! Many of us remember picking pecans and shelling them as kids. These nuts are delicious plain as a snack or prepared in culinary dishes, especially pies and desserts. The pecans that we enjoy today have a long rich history as a culinary staple. This nut’s rich and buttery flavor also packs great nutritional value.
A couple of weeks after I said “goodbye” to the most dependable car I ever owned, I drove to Charlotte to look at some SUV’s. They would be easier to get in and out of than my 2007 compact, and getting stuff into a hatch would be easier than onto a back seat. Four-wheel drive was an option I might consider.
Now to set ya’ll straight, this here story is not about certain people who seem to fall for anything, no-sir-re. This story is my recollection of one of my experiences while gigging blue-fin suckers in local creeks.
What would you like to do after you retire? For Richmond County residents John Matheson and Clarence & Tanya DuBois, the answer was “farm.” John Matheson grew up on a farm in the western part of Richmond County near Mount Gilead. While in college in 1973, his father asked him to meet at a lawyer’s office in town. John expected the meeting to be about taxes, but instead it turned out his father was selling most of the 230 acres of the farm, keeping only the house and 11 acres. The land had been in the family since 1903. John felt “gut-punched.”
HAMLET – Middle school and high school students met virtually for two months with Richmond Community College instructors in an Afterschool STEM program. At the first of March, they brought what they had been learning virtually to campus for hands-on projects.