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Friday, 10 September 2021 09:52

COLUMN: Ghostly music at Grassy Island Part II

 

As we continue this week with some folklore of the Pee Dee River area, we find that, in earlier times, a lot of folks used the ford to cross the river just above Grassy Island.

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Saturday, 04 September 2021 14:20

COLUMN: Ghostly music at Grassy Island Part I

Until the early 1900s, the Pee Dee River ran free and clear from the North Carolina mountains to the South Carolina coast with no man-made structures to hinder its flow.

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PEMBROKE — The 4th annual Lumbee Film Festival returns to the big screen with 18 new films directed by indigenous filmmakers screening over two days at the Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub on Main Street. This year’s festival is presented by the North Carolina Museum of Art and includes live music, film, food, and fellowship. 

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Most people reflexively believe the federal government protects the interests of minorities. After all, the feds gave us the Civil Rights Acts and ended segregation — so the narrative goes. But in truth, the federal government has a pretty abysmal record when it comes to its treatment of minority communities and has often implemented policies extremely detrimental to their interests. In general, centralized authority has historically brutalized minority populations, and this includes the U.S. federal government.

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Unless you have an airplane, the best way to cross Pee Dee River or any other river or creek is by bridge.

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