Veteran entertainer Charo credited/blamed for saving man’s life.
Emotional support condiments optional.
Many of you may be familiar with the photographs of Woody Spencer. If not, look him up on Facebook and you’ll be treated to volumes of great local images. Thinking it would be great fodder for photography, on Saturday I gave Woody a little tour of Bucklesberry. Nestled between Kinston and La Grange and so […]
By Jon Dawson Are you a homeowner? I share one with the bank. About four years ago The Wife and I passed a milestone: For the first time since we signed the papers on the bank loan for Dawson Manor, more of our mortgage payment went to the principal than the interest. While the bank […]
By Jon Dawson The couple appearing to hoard gasoline in a widely circulated image is speaking out. Tom and Mary Bradford of Bucklesberry, N.C., say the photo of them making the rounds on social media has been taken out of context. “We have been living off the grid for a few years now,” Tom Bradford […]
By Jon Dawson One of the most controversial subjects of recent memory is the practice of vaping, which the Google machine defines as “the inhaling of a vapor created by an electronic cigarette that is filled with a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and chemicals”. For better or worse vaping is now commonplace, and a […]
By Jon Dawson Although this column usually has a humorous slant, a trip to the car wash turned into a 36-hour ordeal for a Bucklesberry man last weekend. Elmore Leonard, 89, of Echo Drive, Bucklesberry, told rescue personnel it all started last Friday when he mistakenly inserted a $100 bill into an automated payment machine […]
Last week our beloved Tax Deduction #2 turned 11, but if you knew her it’d be tough to tell. Why? Because she doesn’t need something as trivial as a birthday to give her reason to wear a party hat. TD#2 is an entertainer first and foremost. Every activity she takes part in – no matter […]
Photo by The Wife/Bucklesberry Gazette By Jon Dawson/Staff Writer Recently our beloved first-born Tax Deduction #1 obtained her drivers’ license. I’ve been in the fetal position ever since, so this will take a while to type. It seems like just a few minutes ago The Wife and I were out in the yard teaching TD#1 […]
by Jon Dawson / Staff Writer Last Friday was the last day of school for many children in our area. This influx of free-range children into the population means camp season is in full swing. Many parents will send their children to camps that focus on sports, science or art. While the traditional summer camps […]