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Truckin’

Imagine driving all the way from Sumter, South Carolina, to Washington state. Google Maps says that trip is more than 2,800 miles one way. Imagine driving all the way back with a substantial amount of the Evergreen State’s finest dope ...

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Now batting: HamHawks, Fatbacks and … Baby Cakes

Eastern North Carolina baseball fans are in high clover. The region has two new Class A Carolina League teams – one playing in Kinston and another playing temporarily in Buies Creek and moving to Fayetteville in 2019. Two clubs from ...

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Headline of the day (access required)

Blair Robertson is a psychic medium who lives in a suburb of Phoenix. He was in Canada late last month for a meeting, out having dinner with a friend, a fellow psychic. Out of the blue, a car crashed into ...

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Headline of the week

This is not a political item. It is a hat tip to HuffPost (formerly known as The Huffington Post, kind of like Tribune Publishing, which produced Tribune Online Content, now calls itself tronc…kind of like the sound an elephant makes ...

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Another day, another survey

Should you ever get tired of law practice, you can always get a job as an internet survey interviewer. My email is replete with press releases commemorating the various holidays that invariably crop up, and just an invariably, there is ...

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Gone phishing

It looked innocent, like it always does. The subject line to the message said, “[So and so] has shared a document with you.” The body text was routine: “[So and so] has invited you to view the following document.” And ...

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Headline of the Day

The people who make online stories and online journalism their thing will tell you: Don’t write a clever headline for the web version of a story. Search engine optimization (the system that allows Google and other search programs to index ...

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Play ball!

It’s Opening Day next weekend for Major League Baseball, and after a sports offseason that saw the worst Super Bowl ending in NFL history and a whole bunch of busted brackets for the NCAA basketball tourney, it can’t come too ...

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Pants on fire

Yesterday in Miami, a criminal defense lawyer was starting his closing argument when his trousers began smoking, then burst into flames. He was defending an arson case. Stephen Gutierrez ran out of the courtroom, then returned to finish his argument, ...

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