Quality Public Education

In 2004 Forbes magazine ranked Raleigh, North Carolina’s Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), third in the nation for “Best Education in the Biggest Cities”. It’s no wonder, as Greater Raleigh is able to provide superior education opportunities in both public and private settings. WCPSS is a national leader on the education front. The school […]

The Final Chapter

Several months ago, I read an article about a 22 year old, successful young lady who died a premature death in a plane crash. The more I read this article, the heavier my heart became because she died in the midst of her formative years. Equally tear-jerking was the fact that she died before completing […]

Spa Weekend Getaway in Asheville, NC

If you are planning a weekend getaway why not include some time at the spa to ease away stress and the daily grind? A visit to Asheville, NC, known as a place for relaxation, rejuvenation and healing, could be the cure you are searching for. Asheville has become a place where alternative medicine, bodywork and […]

Growing in Up in Aurora, NC – Segregation

While watching a show on “The History Channel” recently about the turmoil of the 1960’s there was a sign over a water fountain that said “White Only”. This brought back memories of being a young boy in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Growing up in eastern North Carolina segregation was the way of life in the […]

More Home Inspection Surprises

When inspecting homes, ordinary doors can provide a surprise. Some doors lead to rooms, some doors lead to a dark void, and some doors are curiously locked. Sometimes you get all three. I was inspecting a large vacation home north of Cashiers, North Carolina, on a fast running creek. It was full of boulders, twists […]

Foreclosed Homes For Sale in Charlotte

Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina, is located in Mecklenburg County. Although this area has not been hit as hard by the recession as other states have until recently, they still have a few homes that have gone into the foreclosure category. Currently, there are 7,561 homes in foreclosure in the state of North […]

USA Mid-Atlantic Seafood

The Mid-Atlantic region of the USA offers some of the highest quality seafood in the world. From New York to North Carolina, fishermen catch a wide range of shellfish, finfish and other wild caught seafood. In addition to wild caught seafood, the Mid-Atlantic states are home to farmed seafood such as clams, oysters, mussels and […]

What Exactly is a Boar?

The wild boar is a male animal of the pig family, or swine. It is only two feet high and four feet long, but it is strong enough to kill a tiger or a bear. The boar has a woolly body covered with bristles, which are short, stiff hairs. The boar has several tusks in […]