Just from the bite, you can tell it’s a good one, far more aggressive than previous strikes of the day. The bend in your rod and the screaming drag indicate this fish has some shoulders. And all at once, the possibilities are flying through your head: Is this my personal best? Maybe even a state record? After a moment that seemed to take years, the big brute finally tires and is brought boat-side, where it’s quickly netted and welcomed aboard. The boat erupts in high fives and smiles, but the behemoth flopping around on the deck is likely already jeopardizing the quality of the mount you might seek from your local professional taxidermist.
Exclusive: The inside story of David Chadwick’s sudden split with Forest Hill Church
Personality clashes led to Forest Hill pastor David Chadwick resigning under pressure after 39 years at the Charlotte, NC mega-church. Chadwick has started a new church within three miles of his old one.
Man stabbed to death in hotel on Hillsborough Road in Durham. Violent crime rising.
Durham police found the body of a man who had been stabbed to death in a hotel on Hillsborough Road on Saturday. It was the second fatal stabbing in the Bull City this week, as crime rises in 2019.
Robinson hired as Sikeston R-6 superintendent
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education announced today the district has hired a new superintendent. Dr. Anthony Robinson will begin his duties as superintendent July 1, following the retirement of current superintendent, Tom Williams, who has served the Sikeston district for the past 29 years, seven of those as superintendent...
How to Read the Newspaper
I used to be a newspaper editor, a cog in the wheel of the dreaded “mainstream media.” I’ve written for the New York and Washington newspapers, and even — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — Politico. And the checks go both ways: I am a paid-up subscriber to the New York Times. Call me an enemy of the people. Here’s a little secret for you: The news ain’t fake. (Mostly ...
Forest landowners invited to learn about the timber tax
There will be a free informational session on timber tax for forest landowners on Wednesday, February 18 at 6 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library.
George H.W. Bush funeral and burial — here’s what you need to know
Here's what you need to know about this week's events related to the funeral services and burial of former President George H.W. Bush.
How Alabama newspapers covered Donald Trump's victory
Here are the front pages from Alabama newspapers today after the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
Milo police officer involved in shooting in Medford
An officer with the Milo Police Department was involved in a shooting in Medford on Friday.
State bound: Pioneers edge Enid in regional championship
Drew Blake gave up what would become the tying run to the first batter he faced Monday night at Couch Park.