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Jerry Jackson's blog

A Ford Bronco and eight animatronic reindeer...

One of my fondest Christmas memories as a child was riding to look at Christmas lights, an activity we enjoyed two nights each Christmas season.

"What's it like to be a meteorologist?"- Part II: Severe Weather

In terms of staffing, a television station has different tiers of severe weather coverage.

"What's it like to be a meteorologist?" - Part 1

For starters, the preceding question needs to be a little more specific. There are many different types of meteorologist. Some work in the military, others work for private forecasting firms.

Of cheeseburgers and pomposity...

“The promise of better days through better ways…”

Of light and mystery...

"The rain wept upon the warmth of the Earth, and through the clearing lens I saw a lush and fertile land..."

The simple sound of a box fan...

If you were asked to name the sweetest sound you can remember from childhood, what would it be? Perhaps it was the crack of a baseball bat at spring practice.

Want to rent a video?

This past December, an icon in the world of magazines ceased publication.

Of wolves and precious seconds...

All my life, I have been a dedicated fan of NC State basketball.

Black-eyed peas... you know you want them

With 2013 now upon us, the usual discussions about "New Year's resolutions" have commenced.

The Christmas Tree that nearly got us...

When it comes to Christmas tree decorating, people seem to be divided into two camps: artificial and "real".

Sledding at 58 degrees

Many communities in southeastern NC begin Christmas celebrations early in November.

Moments passed, never to come again

I seem to remember posting a blog entry recently about how October is usually a "quiet" month for weather in North Carolina.


Have any of you ever been "snapped" by a pack of chewing gum?


Imagine being hit by a Category 4 hurricane on Christmas Eve.


Talk about a room with a view!