I have never seen it other than in Moore, Hoke and Cumberland counties. But I have a suspicion that it takes place farther South, and maybe even in the North at times. To me, it is a very humorous sight.
On March 11, 1911, a fire at the Tri-angle Shirtwaist Factory in lower Manhattan killed 146 workers - mostly immigrant women in their teens.
A few weeks ago, I spent my Sunday afternoon watching "Lawrence of Arabia" on one of those cable channels that most of us consider the television equivalent of "Flyover Country."
This month, many of our country's youth will be experiencing one of the great rites of passage: college graduation.
What is one thing we can do for Charlotte, now that former Mayor Pat McCrory has been elected governor of North Carolina and his successor, Anthony Foxx, has been nominated for U.S. secretary of transportation?
Ever since Mother Nature turned off the rainfall in 2002, we have been conscious of drought in Moore County. Emergency water restrictions - on and off since then - have led to inconvenient consumption bans. Public officials, business operators and residents have studied, restudied and beat the facts into a pulp discussing water needs and additional sources necessary for growth.
Here's a scenario to consider: You're a state legislator of either party. Your state is deep in red ink, laying off thousands of formerly vital employees who used to vote for you. Tax revenues are way down. You're not getting anything from the busted federal piggy bank. What to do? Legalize gambling, of course.
John Owen had no fear of the truth. The retired military man was best known to me as chairman of the Moore County Republican Party and also chairman of the Moore County Airport Authority. He died April 27 at the age of 80.
By chas griffin
By Rip Woodin
In his book "The Wrong Side of Murder Creek," Bob Zellner recounts his experience in McComb, Miss., on Oct. 6, 1961 - his first day in the field as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
The Pinehurst Beautification Committee, a group of citizens who have worked together for six years or so, will now begin raising money for plants and shrubs - and bringing together a small army of volunteers to take their activities to a new level.