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April 29th

From the publisher: Delivering disaster porn and saving lives

April 29, 2011

It’s hard to look away from pictures and videos being broadcast from Alabama and the Deep South to computer screens around the world.
A friend gave a name to the countless images of devastation captured in my home state: disaster porn. And as I spent much of Thursday as a voyeur surveying damage to places that are still whole in my memory, I felt dirty as I got an Internet-fueled glimpse into so many lives shattered by a horrible natural disaster. I felt sick as I watched videos of monster tornados grinding across commercial and residential landscapes, shredding every thing in their path.

April 4th

Laurels and darts: Laurels to 'write-in' mayor, darts to relaxed gun laws

April 4, 2011

Laurels
Laurels to former Claremont Mayor Glenn Morrison who received The Old
North State Award. The award recognizes North Carolina citizens who have offered at least 25 years of exemplary service to the state, and Morrison is certainly deserving of the recognition.

Despite being off last week, the Newton-Conover football team once again moved up in the latest...
The Newton-Conover boys soccer team maintained its dominant play Monday on the road against Bunker...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Fred T....

 

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