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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 05:03

The First Shot of the Civil War

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WILMINGTON - Major Robert Anderson looked out into Charleston Harbor at a floating battery of Confederate cannons and frowned. His 90-man Union force, currently occupying South Carolina’s Fort Sumter, was facing over 6,000 Confederate soldiers spread between Fort Moultrie and Fort Johnson – each less than a mile away from…
Friday, 31 August 2018 05:05

Labor Day

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HAMLET – Monday, September 3, is the date of 2018’s recognition of Labor Day. This is a public holiday that has been officially celebrated on the first Monday in September as early as 1887 (when it was first established as a recognized holiday in the state of Oregon) and informally…
Thursday, 30 August 2018 05:02

The Theory of Happiness

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WILMINGTON - The bellboy followed the middle-aged man up the stairs to his suite. He knew who this salt-and-pepper haired man was, of course. Even here in Japan in 1922, news of the man’s academic achievements had preceded his arrival to this relatively isolated island.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 05:03

That Time We Dropped Nukes on Goldsboro ...

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WILMINGTON - Turns out, nuclear weapons can be dangerous. Knowing this, one would think that our military would treat nuclear warheads with at least as much care and concern as Ralphie’s father did with that Italian leg lamp from “Fra-GEE-lee” so many Christmases ago. However, our country seems to causally…
ROCKINGHAM - Saturday, August 25, 2018 was a very special day for Ms. Willa Gibson of Rockingham, as she celebrated her 100th birthday. Her nieces Wanda Clark and Nancy Leviner, with whom she has resided over the last 26 years combined, invited Ms. Gibson’s many friends to visit and celebrate…
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 05:04

Moving to the South

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HAMLET - I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannette and Jim Repsher at our local Richmond County Farmers’ Market. They were displaying and selling their homemade art crafts while I sold my garden produce. I found out that both were raised up north - Jeannette in Connecticut and Jim in…
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 05:03

Prague, A Traveler’s Paradise

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PROVIDENCE, RI - When you are planning a vacation, you might think about Myrtle Beach, the Appalachian Mountains, or perhaps a Caribbean cruise. When you think of international travel, images of the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa may come to mind. What you might not picture, however,…
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 05:02

When Booth Saved Lincoln

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WILMINGTON - On a late night in New Jersey in 1864, Robert Todd Lincoln stood on a platform awaiting his turn to purchase his sleeping car ticket from the conductor. He was on vacation from Harvard at the time and on his way south to visit his parents (including his…
CONCORD - “Imagine a world in which every child’s potential is valued; where every child receives the excellent education, they deserve. What would our government look like? What would our neighborhoods look like? What would our schools look like? What would our classrooms look like? What would school be like…
Monday, 27 August 2018 05:03

Learning from Life – Cynthia Mejia

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ROCKINGHAM - “There I stood on the ledge of the 10th floor feeling unwanted, unfulfilled and thinking how much I let God down. Ready to end this pain forever I prepared to jump. Miraculously, I awoke on the floor not knowing how I did not simply fall to my death…
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