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RALEIGH — In the Piedmont of North Carolina lies Tuckertown Reservoir, an impoundment of the Yadkin River known for its recreational opportunities and as a vital water resource for North Carolinians. Adjacent to Tuckertown are the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Alcoa Game Lands.

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Friday, 10 September 2021 09:52

COLUMN: Ghostly music at Grassy Island Part II


As we continue this week with some folklore of the Pee Dee River area, we find that, in earlier times, a lot of folks used the ford to cross the river just above Grassy Island.

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Saturday, 04 September 2021 14:20

COLUMN: Ghostly music at Grassy Island Part I

Until the early 1900s, the Pee Dee River ran free and clear from the North Carolina mountains to the South Carolina coast with no man-made structures to hinder its flow.

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Friday, 30 July 2021 10:45

COLUMN: What happened to the bear?

Back in the '50s, when I was just a lad, my family lived on Highway 74 west of Rockingham. Back then 74 was just a winding two-lane road with a lot of hills to go over before you reached the Pee Dee River. The river was just a few miles down the road from where I lived. On each side of the river bridge there were two stores, one in Richmond County and the other in Anson County. Both stores sold all types of merchandise and goods. Also, each store sold all types of fish that were caught in the nearby river; such as shad, mullet and catfish.

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Trotlines are to fishing as tractors are to farming. Both require less time and work to accomplish your goal.

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ROCKINGHAM — Members of the Chalk’s Landing community gathered together on Saturday for the groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited amenities pavilion.

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ROCKINGHAM — With the weather warming up, more people will be hitting Hitchcock Creek and the Pee Dee River for water-related recreation.

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Friday, 05 March 2021 11:52

COLUMN: A season for everything

The Bible tells us there is a season for everything; a time to plant and a time to reap; a time to be born and a time to die.

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Friday, 26 February 2021 11:16

COLUMN: The forgotten Seaburn Spring

The other week while it was raining, I was checking my computer about some history of Richmond County. I happened to run across a subject of waterways located in the county. I recognized all the names except one, and that was Seaburn Spring and Branch.

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Friday, 08 January 2021 15:55

COLUMN: The ones that got away


I’ve enjoyed the sport of hunting since I was a kid. During this time, I kept several types of hunting dogs. To me, there is just something missing when you don’t have a good dog along.

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