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On Friday morning, December 9, 2016, Daryle Dee Smith decided he had battled cancer long enough and died peacefully at his home. Daryle spent …

There was some unexpected activity on the Dan River on Wednesday as Colonial Pipeline and a contracted oil spill removal organization — SWS Environmental Services — gathered for a training exercise.

Living in an old house provides constant opportunities to be grateful for modern conveniences. At the top of my list is indoor plumbing.

Is it just me or have skills become something of a lost art? Everywhere I look it seems the most important jobs are those that are least appreciated: plumbers, electricians, builders, artists, teachers, mothers and fathers. Why is that, I wonder?

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The media coverage of the Duke Energy coal ash spill has been relentless. Unfortunately, each of these stories includes my city, Eden, as the location of the spill.

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RALEIGH – Late Tuesday afternoon, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered Duke Energy to immediately halt discharges of material from a leaking 36-inch stormwater pipe beneath the coal ash basin in Eden where another stormwater pipe failed and caused a spill of coal ash into the Dan River.

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