Photo courtesy of J.A. Bolton
                                The Pee Dee River overturned a wooden pier near the boat landing on the county line in the heavy rain last week.
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Pee Dee River takes no prisoners

Last week, the skies of our state turned a dark blue. The heavy rain and strong winds came with a vengeance. Power and cable companies worked overtime to keep the utilities going. Duke Power had to find a way to take care of all the water coming from every part of the state. If anyone thinks Duke just makes power they are badly mistaken. Flood control along their many lakes and reservoirs is a major undertaking.

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Photo courtesy of Paige Burns Clark
                                Livestock are vulnerable to gastrointestinal parasites, commonly called stomach worms, which thrive and reproduce in moist, mild conditions similar to what we have experienced all winter and spring.
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Managing internal parasites in livestock

As warm season pastures green up and livestock begin grazing, owners should start thinking about internal parasite control for their animals. Based on recent weather conditions, I suspect we will see heavy parasite loads in our pastures. Gastrointestinal parasites, commonly called stomach worms, thrive and reproduce in moist, mild conditions similar to what we have experienced all winter and spring.

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Op-Ed

Tom Campbell | Looking to the future of education

Public schools are supposed to begin the new year about 75 days from now, so I asked two teachers what to expect. “I have no idea,” one said. “I’m exhausted just trying to get this year finished. It’s been especially hard this year.” The other added, “So far as next year, if there’s a plan we don’t know it. I can’t even get back into my classroom.”

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Op-Ed

John Hood | Go-slow reopening may be costly

RALEIGH — Over the first two months of the coronavirus crisis, our labor-market cratered. The number of employed North Carolinians dropped by 820,000, or 17%. Only 56.3% of working-aged residents were either employed or actively looking for jobs. That’s the lowest rate of labor force participation in modern times.

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