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Summer annual forages, like sorghum, sudan-grass, and millets are becoming an increasingly common method of providing additional forage during the hot summer months when our cool season forages hit their summer slump. These summer annuals produce a large amount of biomass over a very short t…

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MONROE — The first cruise-in of the summer was held on Friday evening (June 11) in downtown Monroe. It‘s a free event on Main Street where onlookers get to “ooh” and “ahh” over classic cars.

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Mosquitoes are significant public health pests because they transmit disease-causing pathogens to humans as well as wild and domesticated animals. In addition, mosquitoes are considered nuisance pests because their bites interfere with human activities Most mosquitoes are active during twili…

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UNION COUNTY — United Way’s Day of Caring returns this year on Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Last year, the annual event was canceled out of precaution due to COVID-19.

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I must admit, I do enjoy growing a few tomatoes, blueberries, and blackberries in my garden, but my passion is woody plants — both trees and shrubs. In the past I had a 5-acre property in the country that was a wide-open field with no trees when we purchased it. I got to design plantings for…

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INDIAN TRAIL — The Town of Indian Trail held a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday morning, with Colonel Jerry E. Baird Jr. serving as guest speaker.

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You have probably seen stink bugs in your home and know they are true to their name...those little suckers stink! But did you know that they also cause a significant amount of damage to crops every year?