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Great generation and a great title
“It turned out to be a hell-of-a book title.”
Tom Brokaw, former NBC News anchor and productive author, was talking, with his usual modesty, about “The Greatest Generation.”
Avoidable injuries are killing too many young Americans
WASHINGTON - Not so cheerful news before your holiday weekend: Some sobering new government numbers show just how many young people die from injuries that could have been avoided.
Bill would protect final electoral wishes of the deceased voters
RALEIGH – The specter of dead people voting in America is almost as old as the republic itself. Countless stories abound, some real and some imagined, of dead voters allegedly “casting ballots” and tilting elections in favor of some unscrupulous politician with no qualms about stealing an election instead of earning it outright.
Happy birthday, America. Now legalize fireworks.
Through the smoke of Roman candles and bottle rockets, the absurdity of Americans' obsession with do-it-yourself explosives is nonetheless clear: One day each year, we gather with neighbors, friends and loved ones to blow stuff up in our backyards. Go, U.S.A.!
Democrats, Democracy suffer under GOP control
RALEIGH – That Republicans express disdain for the Democratic Party is not unexpected. That they refuse to refer to it by its proper name, instead calling it the “Democrat Party,” is just rather childish.
Class thanks member for example of generosity
The classmates of Jack Morton wish to share their immense pride over his generous gift to Stanly Community College.
More Americans are stuck in part-time work
WASHINGTON - New government data slated for release Thursday is expected to show the economy added more than 200,000 jobs for the fifth straight month - the longest streak since the late 1990s.
Americans falling out of love with shopping malls
WASHINGTON - Abandoned malls are hot: The Dead Malls Enthusiasts Facebook group boasts almost 14,000 members; a Google search of "dead malls" produces 5.7 million results; and the desolate interiors of these unused retailing meccas keep making cameos in thrillers and horror films.
SCC meets growing interest in health care with new campus
Stanly Community College is committed to identifying changing trends in our region and economy and to adjust our programs accordingly.
It’s not the same old press corps
The late-Sen. Jesse Helms could have a sense of humor about his stormy relationship with the state’s news media.
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