Larry McDermott, Author at The Tryon Daily Bulletin

Life on the farm- Larry McDermott

Everything I need to know I learn by watching dog owners 

In 1964, the President of the United States did something that shocked the nation. He lifted one of his beloved pet beagles by its ears, ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Friday, May 3, 2024 11:14 am

Life on the farm- Larry McDermott

Farmers, residents organize at Polk-Rutherford line to stop giant homebuilder

*this article has been updated to clarify ordinances in Polk County Enchanted Homes of Spartanburg, S.C., wants to build 60 single-family homes on 30 acres ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Thursday, April 25, 2024 11:59 am

News

Landrum dogs declared vicious, owner ordered to cover expenses

Spartanburg Co. judge rules after pony killed in January   LANDRUM—A Spartanburg County judge has declared two dogs dangerous and vicious animals for killing a ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Tuesday, April 23, 2024 12:19 pm

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How a bunch of old dogs watched the eclipse and lived to tell about it

It was a trip that eclipsed all previous trips. We headed west to Arkansas, the home of my people, planning to spend some catch-up time ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:16 pm

Life on the farm- Larry McDermott

Farmland, North Carolina’s great vanishing act

My Dad was a farmer. He used to always say, “Buy land, boy. They’re not making any more of it.” At the end of his ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Thursday, April 4, 2024 1:08 pm

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Police K-9 robots are here

Safe to say, you’ve never heard of a dog like Roscoe. Neither had I until I read that he had been shot and killed while ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Friday, March 29, 2024 12:01 pm

Community

Landrum man pleads guilty after pit bulls fatally attack neighbor’s pony

LANDRUM—The Landrum man whose loose pit bulls attacked and killed “Maggie,” a neighbor’s pony, avoided facing the family and the gruesome photos Monday by going ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:53 pm

Life on the farm- Larry McDermott

Let’s talk about guns, responsibilities, kids

Let’s talk about us and our guns. Now, before you get your panties all wadded up in a knot and start pulling the slide back ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Friday, March 15, 2024 11:55 am

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AI is just another way to ruin lives

I’m old enough to remember the creation of the internet and the birth of its many incorrigible brats, which we later called “social media.” I ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:13 pm

Life on the farm- Larry McDermott

Dogs are not meant to be your vanity plate

Dogs sometimes get into trouble because they are miscast by owners who don’t know doodly-squat about dog breeds. Let’s start with the top dog owner ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Friday, March 1, 2024 11:18 am

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