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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…
ROCKINGHAM - There is a time in most all of our lives when we come to a crossroads and have to make hard decisions; decisions that could make or break us. Situations and circumstances cause us to move out of our comfort zones and step into the unknown. If we…
Monday, 15 October 2018 05:04

Ansonia Theatre Features "Our Town"

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WADESBORO - I had the pleasure of revisiting the community of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire by seeing the play “Our Town” Wednesday night when Director Tommy Wooten graciously let me sit in on a dress rehearsal. The play opened Friday night at the Ansonia Theatre in Wadesboro. While you may…
HAMLET - "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." - Marcus Garvey. I am an avid reader of historical fiction. I love books placed in a real place and time but with new and developed fictional characters. I also…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 05:02

Frank Marchant - Photographer of Early Hamlet

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HAMLET - Frank Marchant, a photographer, was born in Pennsylvania in the 1800s. During his time in Pennsylvania he studied civil engineering. Due to poor records of the day, where he studied is unknown. In the early 1900s, Marchant had moved to Hamlet, North Carolina as an engineer for the…
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