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  • A brush with history on Hatteras Island, 1941

    My first lesson in resourcefulness occurred when my father was mistaken for the Governor of North Carolina. It happened many years ago in the summer of 1941. My family was attending "The Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island. The locals were buzzing about an impending event of some weight. Word was that...

      • Mail reflects divide of public opinion

        A dip into the mailbag today: This arrived a few months back attached to a Last Word comment: "Dear Tribune censor please try to print this without your usual partisan editing.I understand you must support conservative points of view, but at least try to be a little bit fair." It followed this...

          • Last Word on 'progress,' July 23

            Last Word on 'progress,' July 23

            Making 'progress' In response to an article, "Crowd welcomes new Harris Teeter in Lightfoot." The store is fine, but Mike Hipple's comment that he's liking it taking the place of where the Outlet was and he remembers when it used to be a corn field, calling it "making progress." Off hand, I think...

              • Recalling Smith's voice, generosity

                  Kate Smith was called "The Songbird of the South" and "The First Lady of Radio." She was born almost 100 years ago, in Greenville, Va. By her rendering of Irving Berlin's classic song "God Bless America," she became a symbol of American patriotism during the Second World War. Her inspiring rendition...

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