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Guest Column

Mike Wilson: Ice Capades

I am no Nancy Kerrigan, by which I do not mean to suggest that I have never been whacked in the knee, which happened plenty ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, September 6, 2023 12:30 pm

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Mike Wilson: Time for some confessions

While channel surfing recently, I happened upon “The Goonies,” a family favorite from the mid-80’s. I landed on that wonderful scene in which Chunk, believing ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, August 30, 2023 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: Let’s give a requiem for Sweet Sally

It is a significant understatement to declare that my friend The DC (apologies to Phil, but doesn’t every veteran duck-hunting crew have one by now?) ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, August 23, 2023 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: The story of me and Mr. French

I still remember meeting Mr. French for the first time very clearly, even though it has now been almost 60 years ago. How could I ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, August 16, 2023 2:10 pm

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Mike Wilson: We all remember school days

Seeing the “back to school sales” in the paper the other day took me back to my own primary school days — and especially the ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, August 9, 2023 1:05 pm

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Mike Wilson: Farmville, this is the hidden art of lulling mallards

My good friend the Boss Man and I often joke about lulling our opponents into complacency during match play in golf by losing hole after ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Tuesday, August 1, 2023 7:11 am

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Guest Column

Mike Wilson — The fugitive: A road lesson in applied calculus

When my wife and I decided to dock our powerboat at Lake Norman for a bit, I was thrilled to discover that the lake had ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Saturday, July 22, 2023 12:26 am

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Mike Wilson: Some tailrace tales outside of Prince Edward County

More the gourmand than the gourmet, I have never been especially intrigued by all those stories in outdoor magazines about pursuing tiny native cutthroats in ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Saturday, July 15, 2023 1:10 am

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COLUMN

Mike Wilson: Farmville, I have met the enemy, and it is ice cream

One of my earliest memories is dutifully sitting atop a cold, damp folded towel on top of the ice cream maker while Granddaddy turned the ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Tuesday, July 4, 2023 12:00 pm

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Columns

Mike Wilson: A Concise Guide to Modern Granddadding

Granddadding. Is that a word? If not, I’m making it one. There is nothing in this life quite like that moment when you hold a ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:22 am

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COLUMN

Mike Wilson: Happy 100th birthday, Mr. Enfield!

As I get along in years, I find myself consciously checking items off my “bucket list” like many others, I suppose. Our 40th anniversary trip ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, June 21, 2023 6:00 am

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COLUMN

Mike Wilson: Let me tell you about my father

My good father died of mesothelioma in 1992 at the age of 57 — much too young — on the same day as the richest ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, June 7, 2023 12:15 pm

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COLUMN

Mike Wilson: Here we go, Farmville, another Gar in the boat

Well, Farmville, I guess you could say I had a way of getting myself into unusual predicaments when I was a boy because I was ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, May 24, 2023 5:30 pm

COLUMN

Mike Wilson: Where there’s a will, there’s a Wayne

I pretty much retired from dove hunting when the state opened up the “resident goose season” several years ago after reflecting that a single goose ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, May 17, 2023 12:30 pm

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Church & Community

Mike Wilson: Dear Farmville, I’m not a caffeine addict, I promise

Apparently I scarred my grown daughters for life by chugging down a Red Bull at 2 a.m. We were somewhere off I-95 as we raced ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Monday, May 1, 2023 11:01 am

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Columns

Mike Wilson: Leaving Farmville for vacation was not a good idea

One thing I’ve learned in Farmville and elsewhere is when you’re hot, you’re hot. No, not that great Jerry Reed song from the “Smokey and ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Monday, April 24, 2023 2:34 am

COLUMN

Mike Wilson: Hunting with the King

Sorry, this is not about Elvis, though I did encounter him twice as a teenager in Memphis. The first time, I was working all night ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Friday, April 21, 2023 12:10 pm

Guest Column

Mike Wilson: Down Mexico way

In light of the most recent round of border disturbances, Mexico no longer calls to me as it once did, but there was a time ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, April 5, 2023 12:00 pm

Guest Column

Mike Wilson: Let’s talk about my cousin Chris

Christian Sorenson Bennett, one year my senior, was my favorite boyhood cousin. He was named after his Danish grandfather (my great-grandfather), a fisherman who had ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, March 30, 2023 12:15 pm

COLUMN

Mike Wilson: Lick Creek days: The bream rock

As a sexagenarian, I have lost almost all of my enthusiasm for baking outdoors in the summer midday sun for most any reason. Period. I ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, March 8, 2023 12:00 pm

Guest Column

Mike Wilson: Vehicles I have known and not necessarily loved

There is an arresting and memorable image in “Sensation of Velocity,” a Vanguardist poem from the 1920’s by Jorge Luis Borges: that of a sleek ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, March 1, 2023 12:15 pm

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Guest Column

Mike Wilson: Here’s some variations on buck fever

I shot my first deer as an adult in Virginia about 35 years ago. Here’s a story of a couple variations of buck fever. When ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, February 22, 2023 12:00 pm

COLUMN

Mike Wilson: Lick Creek days: My river family

After I recently lectured to a Hispanic culture class about the profound importance of “fictive kinship” (social bonds unrelated to blood or marriage) in Latino ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 11:00 am

Guest Column

Mike Wilson : I sympathized with Rodney Dangerfield

I was deeply saddened when my favorite comedian Rodney Dangerfield (you will remember him as bug-eyed, sweaty, and collar-stretching) passed away. His running gag “I’m ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 12:30 pm

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Guest Column

Mike Wilson: It was a case of death by salami

I fear that, when conversations turn toward my historic inclusion on the Hap’s Grill Wall of Fame, I may sometimes seem braggadocious. (Okay, I confess ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:02 am

OPINION

Mike Wilson: Vaya con Dios, Jorge

It’s been a year now since my dear friend Jorge (aka Dr. Jorge Antonio Silveira y Montes de Oca) passed away at 93 in home ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, January 4, 2023 12:45 pm

OPINION

Mike Wilson: Happy New Year!

“Desert Island Discs” is a very popular and long-running (since 1942) program on BBC Radio. Each week the guest “castaways,” usually celebrities, are asked to ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Wednesday, December 28, 2022 12:30 pm

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