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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 05:05

Halloween:  It Wasn’t Always Just for Kids

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HAMLET - As is true with most, if indeed not all, of our Americanized versions of holidays, our celebration of Halloween is a direct manifestation of practices rooted in ancient European traditions. While different versions of its origin have emerged over the centuries, the modern Halloween of the United States…
HAMLET - Frederick Branch was a pioneer in the war and the fight for equal rights for all races. Starting small as a drafted enlisted man, he became the first African-American officer of the United States Marine Corps. This was a huge leap in the right direction and one that…
HAMLET - You may have seen the 1975 movie of this book. The movie starred Jack Nicholson and, although it was wonderful and the acting was spot on, it still did not do this book justice. It is an oldie but a goodie and deserves to be mentioned in my…
Monday, 22 October 2018 05:03

Billy Bathgate Comes to Hamlet in 1990

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HAMLET - Billy Bathgate is a novel written in 1989 by author E. L. Doctorow. The novel won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle award for fiction in 1990, 1990 Faulkner Award for Fiction, and the 1990 William Dean Howells Medal. The story is set in 1935 and told in…
Thursday, 25 October 2018 05:04

Helen Merz, Teacher Extraordinaire, Turns 105

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ROCKINGHAM - Editor's note: This particular article by Dr. Jim Burns is presented in direct recognition of the positive influence that teachers have upon their young students. We sometimes fail to even recognize, much less properly acknowledge, how these students subsequently grow to adulthood having incorporated and internalized imparted ideals…
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 05:03

The Pressing of Giles Corey

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WILMINGTON - Between February of 1692 and May of 1693, Salem Massachusetts was fully swept up in the hysteria that is infamously known as the Salem Witch Trials. In just over the course of one year, more than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft, 19 of whom were found…
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 05:03

The First Jack O’Lantern

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WILMINGTON - There once lived a terrible, vile, drunkard of a man known to the local towns and villages as “Stingy Jack.” Jack was a liar, a thief and all-around manipulator of those unfortunate enough to make his acquaintance. He wandered from town to town deceiving hardworking folks out of…
HAMLET - Harriet Wolf, famed and beloved author, has a final confession. It can be found only in the final book of the series that made her a famous writer. But does that book even exist? And if it does, does anyone know where to find it? This engrossing novel…
ROCKINGHAM — The chill in the Friday night air seemed fitting for ghost stories, which were offered by Pee Dee Region Paranormal. Those stories were more informative than spooky as more than two dozen people were led around downtown listening to accounts of spirit sightings. Their guide: Scott Tomestic, a…
MACON, GA - GABBA is the Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association and it started its journey in 1992. It is a registered non-profit organization in the state of Georgia and its purpose is to promote a family-oriented community and to keep the music of The Allman Brothers Band alive and…
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