More stories by Jerry Jackson

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…

A quick chat about the “Wolf Man”

As the cooler days of autumn approach, I usually think of the Wolf Man. Strange? Perhaps. But I have many fond childhood memories playing “m…

What does “severe” really mean?

Have you ever been in the middle of a strong thunderstorm and wondered why a “warning”  has not been issued? Believe it or not, there is an …