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Archive for December 17th, 2012

Following the Constitutional mandate that they gather on the first Monday after the second Wednesday of the month, the state’s 15 electors met at the old state Capitol building earlier today and cast their votes. The outcome of their balloting was as expected. Reflecting the Republican ticket’s victory in the popular vote here, the electors […]

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Our friends at the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources remind us that today is the anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first successful flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Here’s how the story was reported in the Chatham Record published on December 24, 1903: The story goes on to describe the dramatic scene, but, unfortunately, the […]

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As a lifelong Southerner, I have witnessed many abuses to “y’all.” I have seen its apostrophe misplaced. I have heard it misused to address one person, rather than two or more. But until recently I hadn’t even considered the possibility of redundant pluralization. As a friend and I finished breakfast at a local Pancake House, […]

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