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Hemp, then Southern Pines, Beaufort SC, NYC, Durham (NCCU), Atlanta, Hollywood, and back to Carthage
Newspapers – online or on paper – charge only a modicum of publishing costs. Advertising makes up the bulk of income required to keep a free press going. It is “free” in a political sense: not policed or censored. Paper isn't free, ink isn't free, and presses have been expensive since Gutenberg.
Surely that's worth a buck or two a couple of times a week.
Anybody can read web gossip anytime from anybody just about anywhere. A responsible source is much more valuable because – over time – it's proven itself to verify and stand behind its reports. Remember the famous article “Is there a Santa Claus?"
It began with a father telling his child, “If you see it in the Sun, it's so.”
That is what newspeople strive for; it's our pledge, our honor, mission, and sacred task — and for my hometown paper The Pilot, for some 90 years. Anybody can disagree with an opinion piece, but on its news pages this paper has been telling the truth to the best of human ability for nearly a century.
“Comment is free, but facts are sacred.” (Manchester Guardian)
Thanks so much for this!
I read "Waiting for Godot" standing in a college bookshop -- couldn't put it down, couldn't stop laughing, didn't want to stop reading to take the time I later took to buy that now worn copy.
Later, I directed and produced the play and at various times played Pozzo, then Estragon and finally Vladimir.
What fun! Ready to do it again anytime.
Or Krapp, even.
For no reason at all, sometimes a phrase comes into my mind unbidden and the image of being in a park throwing a ball for a dog — when the blind comes down and – though I might keep it, I give it to the dog.
Sad to say, it's clear there are some people so ignorant they've never heard such a commonly used term as “social justice” — yet clearly there are.
I think most of the trespassers who live in the United States are actually Americans by birth — but from Central or South America, though many (like native Mexicans) are from North America like me.
As for me, I stand with those Patriots of the 18th Century who proclaimed the motto of the original Tea Party:
“No Taxation Without Representation!”
Simple: if you pay any tax at all – fuel, sales, property, payroll, etc. – you get to vote.
Taxing people who don't get to vote, who are unrepresented in the legislature or the Congress or the Parliament, is theft.
CORRECTIONS to "facts concerning the last Presidential election" —>
Number of States won by: Obama: 19
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million
McCain may have gotten a write-in vote or two.
President Obama defeated Mitt Romney — not Sen. McCain — in the last election.
Blake only wants everybody to know how proud the people of the High Falls community are of Lt. Upchurch's legacy. He was excited, and it seemed to me his "Can you believe it!" referred to how so much in the way of friendly ties between this county, this state and China traces to a young pilot from High Falls and the way those in a distant land he died defending honored him as their hero from that day to this.
I wish someone who attended the concert. witnessed that massive crowd leaping to their feet and heard their roar of cheers and applause would comment. Somebody besides me, I mean. If you missed it, there is another concert tonight (Sunday) in Raleigh.
Time was when uneducated people craved good schools and cultural and artistic opportunity for themselves and their posterity.
What a wonderful example this is of a bond between China and North Carolina -- forged in the ties of battle by the loss of a young Flying Tiger pilot from High Falls.
Time now not to mock, Ron, but to cheer.
Get a ticket and go.
This was important news, so reports were posted online and revised live. The Pilot used a cropped image of the sheriff from a file photograph at first. This is the final, fully edited version and has a more recent photograph.
An earlier final online version — to which a number of readers posted comments — is linked below under the headline “Sheriff Lane Carter Will Retire May 1.”
The sheriff used both words in his letter "of resignation."
There is no Lowe's Foods store anywhere in Pinehurst.
Taylortown does have one however.
It is in its Olmsted Village shopping center.
The Taylortown Lowe's is just across NC 211 from the edge of Pinehurst.
In England a few years ago the Home Secretary wanted to widen a road, which meant cutting some some 400 year old oaks. He offered to plant new trees further apart to replace them. Fine, said the town council. Go ahead and plant your new trees. When they are the same size, you can cut down the old ones and build your road.
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