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Creative Commons photo. A Jack o' Lantern made for the Holywell Manor Halloween celebrations in 2003. Photograph by Toby Ord on 31 Oct 2003.

The¬†close proximity¬†among Halloween, Election Day and Thanksgiving puts me in mind of a particular former (and now late) in-law. I’ll call him Bill. Bill was a man of many opinions. None was sensible. Most were racist. Bill believed the only mistake Richard Nixon made was getting caught. He believed affirmative action was unfair to whites. […]


Public Service – And Lip Service

Public Service – And Lip Service

By Anthony Noel Earlier this week I had a lot of fun imagining and writing an “interview” with Mayor Allen Thomas. Political satire is what drew me to newspapering and I was lucky enough to be introduced to it through the weekly ramblings of maybe our most gifted such writer, the late Art Buchwald. Buchwald […]


Overton On Signs: “I’ll Address It”

Overton On Signs: “I’ll Address It”

By Anthony Noel District 5 city council candidate Michael Overton says he will “address” apparent violations of his campaign signs to North Carolina’s law governing their placement in the rights-of-way of area streets. After confirming a passerby’s suspicion that several of Overton’s signs on Greenville Boulevard near Evans Street and on Evans itself appeared to […]


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