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News Links for Dec 15th

I have really neglected this blog with my attentions focused on Thunder Pig and West Carolina Report, and I intend to begin correcting that, and will start with today's headlines:


|ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES| CHAMPS AGAIN: Mountaineers win FCS championship (with video)

|BLUE RIDGE BLOG| On Appalachian State and Alpacas...


|MACON NEWS| Is it a Christmas miracle? Driver walks away after dropping 18-wheeler 80+ feet into gorge

|THE MOUNTAINEER| Car Wash accident claims woman's life

|ASHVEGAS| What's in the news: Bobby Medford arrested

|BOTHWELL'S BLOG| More on the Medford mess

|ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES| Friday arrests: Clerk accused of stealing lottery tickets

|MACON NEWS| Asheville Symphony orchestra to perform holiday concert at Western December 15
|THE MOUNTAIN TIMES| Local Business To Be Featured In Farmers Almanac TV Broadcast

|HILLBILLY WHITE TRASH| Hijinks expected

|HENDERSONVILLE POST| Church Shootings on Rise In U.S.

|SYLVA HERALD| Dillsboro glows for holidays

|HICKORY DAILY RECORD| Parent asks ACLU to help block school dress code
|ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES| Medford: Fall from power and grace
|ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES| Lake Julian Festival of Lights continues today, Sunday
|THE MOUNTAINEER| Waynesville's new mayor
|HENDERSONVILLE TIMES-NEWS| Body found in Brevard identified

|HENDERSONVILLE TIMES-NEWS| Benefactor: New All Creatures site defaced

North Carolina News

PINEHURST — Bill Kristol, Fox News political analyst and editor of The Weekly Standard, recently addressed a John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon in Pinehurst. He also discussed the 2008 presidential campaign with Mitch Kokai for Carolina Journal Radio.

|CAROLINA JOURNAL| Kristol on 2008

|HENDERSONVILLE POST| Dole Anti-Hunger Included In Senate-Passed Farm Bill

At the state's urging, a Johnston County judge on Friday told a farmer he couldn't open his farm next week to Muslim families planning to slaughter lambs as part of an annual religious celebration.

|RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER| Mass lamb slaughter is halted

|GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD| Officers wary of crack releases
|GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD| Fight disrupts Grimsley
North Carolina News

HALIFAX - Solemn faces prevailed Wednesday as the Halifax County Schools District Board of Education was told the dire news. Its financial books are in shambles and there were numerous instances of mismanagement and potential fraud detected in an independent audit of the district.

|ROANOKE RAPIDS DAILY HERALD| Halifax Schools fail audit test

|CHARLOTTE OBSERVER| Mackey obtains bond, wants to take office

|CHARLOTTE OBSERVER| S.C. sheriff's deputy dies following chase

|WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL| Winning the championship 'never gets old'
for ASU fans

|RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER| Subsidy-rich farm bill gets Senate's approval

|INNER BANKS EAGLE| Battle Hymn Of The Republic

|CAROLINA JOURNAL| Better Mental Health Through Less State Control


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Sept 15-29, 2010
Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin, NC



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