This is my friend Joseph Dees, with some of his favorite things.
I wasn't the first to see the Barred Owl on Sunday morning at the Bog Garden. The crows had the owl spotted long before Gene did, and then he pointed out the owl to me. The hunter was about 50 feet up, in the fork of a tree, hunkered down low.
A laughing black crow taunted the owl and moved close... (more)
Pat McCrory carried much of rural North Carolina last November to win the governor's office. He won all those red counties above. People in small communities from east to west voted for the former Charlotte mayor running on the GOP ticket.
Now McCrory's urban allegiances are becoming sadly appar... (more)