Sports: Off the Porch

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 12:58 AM

Memories are better in retrospect

I rarely see a deer that I’m not amazed I didn’t see earlier. 

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Jersey boys dominate surf fishing tourney

North Carolina’s Outer Banks are known for great fishing and beautiful beaches.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:07 AM

Life on Island Time

Seventeen years ago, about this time of year, I introduced my date to surf fishing at night. 

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Managing the trigger

One of the best things about my life is how I’ve cultivated so many great friends.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 11:54 PM

Daddy liked spring best

Spring was always Daddy’s favorite time of year, but fall is the time I miss him most. 

Oct. 03, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Living life as a grasshopper

As a child, I was exposed to the story of the ant and the grasshopper.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

A dog on the bed, over the fireplace

When we bought the picture, there was a bit of controversy.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 03:05 AM

Greensboro Coliseum set to host gun show

My adopted son, Chris Cerino is a big boy. He’s brave, having served as a Law Enforcement Officer most of his adult life, including a stint as a Federal Air Marshal. He’s one of the best shooters I know and yet, I could tell he was a bit nervous at the prospect of pulling the trigger on my Whitworth Mauser rifle.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:50 AM

Paddling and mining in the Carolina Mountains

One of the advantages of getting older and greyer, besides cheap coffee, is spending time with grandkids. 

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:22 PM

Local junior Rifleman makes top 20

Mr. Jim Carmichael, arguably one of the most influential gun writers in the last century, once said the “across the course” high power rifleman is the king of all riflemen.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Did you hear the one about pistols and snakes?

Cyril Yokley didn’t have the look of a typical outdoorsman. He was short, balding, and somewhat portly.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:34 PM

Building character through competitive shooting

My first official clay target shoot was in the 70s at the Tarheel Gun Club in Advance. I managed to hit 38 of 50 skeet and was pretty proud of my accomplishment.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 09:29 PM

Cancer fails to keep Mikulaninec from shooting

In 2008, Mike Mikulaninec learned he had a persistent strain of cancer in his bladder.

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Virginia Creeper trail offers biking fun

We were about eight miles down the trail and I remembered the spot.


Jul. 04, 2014 @ 10:35 PM

Giving thanks for America’s rich heritage

This week, I’m in Italy. It seems that Beretta has a new shotgun and I’m there to talk to their engineers and shoot it. It occurs to me that I’m a pretty lucky guy to get to fly to Italy to test the latest new shotgun from the oldest firearms manufacturer in the world.