Freshwater Fishing

Tight line on crappie slabs

The rod tip of the 16-foot crappie pole began quivering in the cold February air. With a sweep of the rod, Tom Sprouse of Advance quickly brought another chunky crappie aboard his boat. […]


New Smith & Wesson M&P a joy to hold

The young woman certainly looked like she knew what she was doing.

Slim, longish brown hair, attractive, early 30s, she held the Glock 19 with a firm two-handed grip and addressed the target aggressively, her head tilted forward as she gained proper sight picture. […]


Coach Dog

Thermometers in central North Carolina showed 17 degrees at 9 a.m. at the Ebenezer Road Recreation Area last February when Andre Powell backed his boat trailer toward Jordan Lake’s dark waters. […]