Lifestyle Features

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Farm and Garden

Hopefully we will soon have springlike weather and can enjoy being outside in our gardens and landscapes. One common question that comes to our office is, “Can I fertilize my lawn now?” Even though warmer temperatures cause people to look for things to do outside, fertilizing the lawn too ea…

From My Perch

The thrills of screaming and rambunctious basketball fans would be silenced before the 1942 season could get underway. By the time the 1941 campaign ended in March, war was already raging in Europe. Hitler had made his declaration that Germany would eventually “defeat the entire world.”

Language Matters

The Foundation of Wayne Community College scored another hit this past Tuesday when it invited Brent Lane, UNC professor of heritage economics, to speak on the topic “Why We Search for the Lost Colony.” Lane led the audience to see that “lost” is a relative term, especially for a historical …

Goldsboro Bridge Club

Every time a club gets 10 new members, it earns the right to have a club championship game. We have increased our membership lately with the addition of several of Sue Wilson’s bridge students, and last week our reward was a club championship game. The winners (Sue Wilson and Jeannie Exum) e…

Inspiration Station

We understand that getting in shape happens over the accumulation of our lives. It is an endeavor that is acquired over a lifetime, whether it’s physical or spiritual growth that shapes us into the image we desire to obtain. Getting in shape is a pursuit that requires patience, endurance, di…

Lifestyle Calendar Items

“The Cinderella Ballet” will be performed by Goldsboro Civic Ballet March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and March 17 at 3 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are $13 and $18, available at the Paramount box office, by calling 919-584-8432 or online at

Spring leprechauns program will take place at 3 p.m. at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Celebrate the upcoming arrival of spring and St. Patrick’s Day by growing your own leprechaun. Free. Information: 919-778-6234.

Mardi Gras Animal Mask program will be held at 2 p.m. March 9 at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Participants will design their own animal-themed masks and eat a traditional cake that is served during the festival. Free. Information: 919-778-6234.

Sports Activities

Daan Polders, head coach of the University of Mount Olive’s new field hockey program, has announced that he will hold a second free instructional field hockey clinic on Saturday, April 13.

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