Recently, a group of good Samaritans gave a five-star dinner to 50 homeless people. The dining room was elegantly decorated. Filet mignon and other fine food was served.
In April 2009, Helena Safron, a graduate student at UNC, was riding her bicycle on Dairyland Road. Behind her, Mary Council was driving her car. Council saw Safron ahead of her, so she slowed down, and then pulled into the left lane to pass Safron. While she was passing Safron at about 30 miles per hour, her passenger-side mirror struck Safron. They both stopped. Council offered Safron a ride, but Safron declined, and told Council she could leave.
According to the N.C. Court of Appeals, the facts in the case of the State of North Carolina Vs. Gerberding are these:
In December 2012 Nester Gerberding and her brother Kevin lived together in a home in Durham with Tank, a pit bull dog.
Anthony Elonis, from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, posted several messages on Facebook that were graphically violent rap lyrics. The messages were about killing and mutilating his estranged wife, firing a weapon in kindergarten class and assaulting an FBI agent.
There are an infinite number of things we can be thankful for. We can forget them when times are rough. Here are some of the things we can be thankful for.
Brittany Maynard did exactly what she promised to do. She caused a national debate about physician-assisted suicide. A few months ago she told journalists that she planned to end her life November 1; and did exactly that. She did so by swallowing lethal drugs allowed under an Oregon law allowing terminally ill people to choose when to die. She was 29 years old.
A strange thing happened during the first week of August 2014. The Martin seat on the NC Court of Appeals was vacated. The election will be in the November general election. On the morning of Aug. 1, no candidate had filed for that seat.
In November, the voters will face an extremely important appellate court race. However, it will be a judicial quagmire: too many candidates!
“A Course in Miracles” is a book that has given spiritual guidance to people since 1976. It contains many lessons.
Once upon a time, not too long ago and not far away, in the State of Confusion, I was living in my home, minding my own business.
As a matter of fact, I was sleeping. Suddenly, in the late darkness of night, there is a tap-tap-tapping at the front door.
No building is more beloved by the people of Hillsborough than the Colonial Inn. It was built in 1838 and originally called the Orange Hotel. Folks recognized the special nature of the hotel right off the bat. Here is part of an ad that was published by the original owner, Isaac Spencer:
Pilot Mountain is one of the most recognized mountains in the state. It dominates the scenery for miles around it. A twisting 2.5-mile road leads to the top.
But a bill now before North Carolina legislators would let state officials rent out the park for private use.
In Victor Hugo's “Les Miserables,” Jean Valjean spends 19 years of his early life in prison. After his release from prison, he is befriended by a bishop, who invites him into his home. During the night, Jean Valjean wakes up, steals silver plates from the bishop, and flees. He is caught. The police bring him back to the bishop.
Denton, Texas, is considering a permanent ban on fracking within the city limits. While they are considering the matter, they have banned fracking.
This is the story of a woman named Cora. She was the only child in her family, and love and affection had been lavished on her by her parents. Her parents were not wealthy, yet they continued to support her, even after she graduated from college. She did not work for a living.