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Coffee's third wave? The Apple to Starbucks' Microsoft
NEW YORK - Do you remember when Starbucks was cool? It opened in Seattle in the 1970s as a local specialty roaster, a trendy alternative to the prevailing generic swill. But the price of conquest is cachet. What was once novel — the warm décor, the gentle music, the faux-Italian lingo — has become banal. Today's coffee snobs would rather snort Sanka than set foot inside a Starbucks
Why our brains just cannot let this mystery go
Why should the story of Flight 370 grip us so? This mystery seems almost designed to arouse some fundamental parts of our brain.
From sea to shining sea, they’re coming to Stanly Co.
I have been a resident of Stanly County for almost 11 years. For the first nine and half or so, I observed a phenomenon of which I often remarked. Almost every day, it seemed that I saw a different license plate from some state other than North Carolina. I begin to wonder if people from every state come to Stanly County; then I decided to find out.
New book, times and authors for Bookwatch
There are three pieces of good news about my favorite television program, UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch.”
Aren’t rules meant to be enforced?
Do we, or don’t we have a leash law in Stanly County?
Want to become an everyday hero?
It’s Red Cross Month and we would like to recognize our everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need.
Thanks to your support, more than 2,000 animals receive homes
On behalf of the Stanly County Animal Rescue League, I wish to thank all the good people who adopted one or more animals from us. Thanks to all the volunteers who gave freely of their time.
Gauged by Alinsky levels.
Rules not true?
In a recent letter to the editor, Don Abernathy said that Saul Alinsky developed eight levels of control to create a socialist state. This information was so outrageous that I decided to research this through nonpartisan fact check organizations. This is totally untrue.
The Father’s Love
Today was such a beautiful day it was almost a shame to go to work. The weather has certainly been crazy. First, we have some nice warm weather, the kind that teases us into believing that spring is on the way. Then suddenly we get some snow followed by a wild ice storm. Depending on where you live, you either got a little bit of ice or way too much. We got enough to cause some headaches.
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