On Sunday, August 9th, this precious angel was playing outside with his siblings when he was murdered. He was merely doing what he would do any other day and that’s playing with his sisters, riding his bike, doing what kids do and all of the innocence that comes with being a child. This family has faced unimaginable pain because of this senseless act of violence. … [Read more...] about Funeral Held for North Carolina Boy Shot and Killed While Riding Bike: ‘He’ll Always Be with Us’
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“The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 made it increasingly clear that moving CCMF to 2021 was the best decision to protect the health and safety of fans, the community, artists, and CCMF staff,” festival organizers said. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we worked tirelessly with the obstacles surrounding, yet again, the CCMF postponement.” … [Read more...] about Carolina Country Music Fest canceled for 2020
Cox’s list of battleground states contained a tacit acknowledgment that many places Trump carried in 2016 are now in doubt. But his praise for the president drew cheers from the crowd, a display of Trump’s lasting favor among those who still see him as an outsider in defiance of the political elite. … [Read more...] about At Sturgis, Trump supporters look to turn bikers into voters
Cancelling the 2020 NCAA football season will have dramatic impacts on the local economies that in normal times are strengthened by being home to local institutions of higher learning. It is increasingly apparent that the economic damage sustained by small college towns will likely be much larger, relatively, than in larger college cities. While universities and colleges are renowned for overselling their economic impact to the local or state economy, there is no doubt that having a college or university, it’s associated faculty, students and visitors, is a valuable resource for a local economy. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 shuts down football conferences — what about small towns?
The prominent inclusion of Wampanoag voices is a far cry from the 350th Mayflower anniversary in 1970, when a Wampanoag leader, Frank James, had his invitation to speak revoked because he planned to lament the disease, racism and oppression that followed the Pilgrims. … [Read more...] about After 400 years, Native stories at heart of Mayflower events