If our lives are measured by what we accomplished between various intersections, Tom Carr of Hillsborough will most likely be able to recall the distance from one point to the next.
Since the early 1980s, Carr has run some 44, 242 miles. Along the way, he has been successful as a teacher, husband, father, counselor and motivational speaker. He’s also been known to assist a turtle across the road. Carr is well-known around town, and his motivation for running and nurturing youth are passions he holds hand in hand.
When the N.C. Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge to the state's preschool program earlier this month, Senate leader Phil Berger declared victory. He was wrong. There was no winner.
Patricia Jones’ doctors told her “There is nothing you can do.” They continued to prescribe medications and watch her diabetes worsen until, finally, they told her there was nothing more they could do except put her on insulin. “There is no cure for diabetes,” they said.
North Carolina's Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) was created by the General Assembly in 1996. It has done a lot of good things for our environment.
So, there I was, huddled with eight to 10 other poor souls on the stone front veranda of the courthouse in Hillsborough on a below-freezing morning, until a bailiff with a heart opened the front door and let us in. We all had to go through an airport-like security station, where I had to cover up the book club book I’d brought, with the unfortunate-in-a-courtroom name of “Necessary Lies.”
Presenting the 17th annual Wilde Awards, honoring the best books of the year for young readers. This week, the best picture books of the year. Coming in December, the best longer books. Join me for the Wilde Awards Live at Flyleaf on Dec. 5. And because there are too many books and too little print space, you’ll find more suggestions at www.heraldsun.com.