WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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WASHINGTON — Alicia Johnson and her husband wanted to renovate their home last fall but ran into a roadblock: When they tried to refinance their mortgage and borrow against their equity, five banks said no. Problem was, the Johnsons' … more
Now that bat pup season is underway, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission encourages homeowners to not conduct any bat eviction or exclusion until the end of July. May through July marks the time frame when female bats are raising their young … more
Many a kid (and grown-up) has dreamed of having a magical playhouse. If you've got more cash than carpentry skills, there are creative entepreneurs who specialize in bringing those storybook flights of fancy alive with Hobbit holes, treehouses, … more
LOS ANGELES — Global luxury home sales cooled off in 2016 for the second consecutive year, even with a record number of homes selling for more than $100 million. A report released Wednesday by Christie's International Real Estate shows that … more
Flavorful teas can be brewed from a great variety of herbs, flowers, fruits, spices and roots taken fresh from the garden. These generally are stronger and more refreshing than the dried packages of leaves stored for long periods on grocer's … more
From kitchen herb gardens to miniature indoor trees, interior designers are increasingly bringing plants into their home design projects. Plants are “the one little piece that people always forget will finish a room,” says … more
It was opening day Wednesday for the 2017 Wilson Farmers Market. The downtown market was in business bright and early with a variety of products including strawberries, cabbage, boiled peanuts and lots of bedding plants. Vendor Paula Reges of … more
When Greg Verlander's father came home from rehab after having a stroke, he was upset to find a hospital bed in his room. The bed's institutional appearance made him feel unhappy and unhealthy, his son said. Verlander never forgot that, and when … more
Finding places for beekeeping can be a challenge for city dwellers. But apiaries modeled after community gardens have become a popular option. Community beekeeping operations are usually comprised of shared sites on public or private properties, … more
Just as virtual technology has become a common tool for anyone planning to repaint or redecorate a home, a growing array of apps can make landscaping easier too. But know when to use them, and when it would be easier to pull out an old-fashioned … more
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