More stories by Jerry Jackson

March snow… Remember this?

January 2018 has already earned a reputation as the “winter that just wouldn’t quit”. From record cold to record snow, it was one of the mor…

When apes ruled the box office…

2018 marks the 50-year anniversary of the film “Planet of the Apes”, starring Charlton Heston. It may surprise you to know that Heston had t…

Late season guest… Hurricane Kate (1985)

It’s a phrase you’ve heard us say dozens of times… “Hurricane season runs through November 30 for a reason”.  While November landfalls are r…

Remember this one? Christmas of 2010…

A “White Christmas” is truly rare in eastern North Carolina. The biggest on record (officially) occurred back in December of 1989, when Wilm…

The wonder of airships

When you hear the term airship, you might think of the Goodyear blimp. But there was a period in history when the United States Navy commiss…