A mighty army or worms is rampaging across the lawns of our fair state. Arm yourselves!
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, and I hate to be an alarmist and I hate to be a doomsayer. Unfortunately, today I am going to be all three. The Upstate is undergoing an invasion from a menacing horde. That horde is in the form of a little caterpillar called an army worm.
Army worms are about an inch and a half long and they have green and black stripes running lengthwise down their bodies. These caterpillars have voracious appetites. The fact that they congregate by the millions only adds to their ability to cause serious damage.
Army worms eat the foliage of grasses. They eat Bermuda and fescue, but seem to leave zoysia alone. They also have the ability to distinguish between weeds and desirable grass. Weeds are not part of their diet.
Perhaps the most alarming concern with army worms is simply the rapid rate at which this menace can completely destroy a healthy and beautiful lawn. The damage is literally done overnight, and it is becoming increasingly prevalent in the Upstate.
Today I looked at a large fescue lawn in an upscale subdivision off of Fairview Road. This lawn literally went from nice and green to brown and dead in a matter of 24 hours. To walk across this lawn gives one a sense of vertigo. It’s moving, like a mild earthquake is occurring. The movement is the slow, pulsating crawl of army worms.
That last part actually is pretty freaky. Anyone have video of that?
It’s time to declare a war on worms.
Three different women called authorities when a man in a red or maroon pick up followed them. No one knows what he’s up to so I suggest women arm themselves (I suggest bear spray, it’s hotter than regular pepper spray and made to spray at longer distances) and remember this simply plan.
Never go anywhere with a assailant, no matter what. Even if they have a gun stay where you are and do not comply with demands to go anywhere else. In those cases he’s taking you to what’s called a secondary crime scene but you can just think of as where you’ll be raped and murdered. If he shoots or stabs you on the street you may survive. If you go with him to the woods or wherever he’s comfortable you definitely won’t.
Be careful out there ladies.
He came for the nightlife, and stayed for the hideout. I’m told he was a big fan of the “hip” and bustling downtown.
A man wanted for his alleged role in a Burlington shooting on Aug. 21 was arrested in Greenville, S.C. last week.
Alamance County Crime Stoppers received a tip Thursday that Damieon Damonte Jeffries, 28, was in Greenville, S.C. The Greenville Sheriff’s Department was notified about where Jeffries was staying, according to a Burlington Police Department news release.
At about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the Greenville Sheriff’s Department located Jeffries, and he was taken into custody. He will be extradited back to North Carolina.
Burlington police have been looking for Jeffries since a shooting at 11:40 a.m. Aug. 21. Jeffries allegedly shot 17-year-old Ranferi Mendoza of Ashland Avenue, Burlington, in the leg. Police found Mendoza inside El Gallo Giru on East Webb Avenue. He was taken to UNC Hospitals for treatment.
Good riddance. And “Dameion?” Really? Are you sure you didn’t mean to name him “Damien?”