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.
The horror of Camp Lejeune, already one of the worst cases of drinking water contamination in American history, continues to grow. So does the shame of the U.S. Marine Corps
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.
Most of the people of North Carolina are partial to the University of North Carolina system. Whether they prefer the UNC at Chapel Hill or N.C. State, or some other UNC institution, they are proud of UNC.
On Black Friday, I went with my daughter to take the children to see Santa, who was appearing at a shopping “village” near her home in Huntersville, with a central courtyard, a giant tree, some singing bears, and a warm little hut where Santa sits on his throne.
Presenting the second part of the 17th annual Wilde Awards for longer books. Because there are too many books and too little print space, you’ll find more suggestions at www.heraldsun.com.