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Don’t sacrifice Cabarrus County Public Library for budget savings

Posted at 10:50am on Aug. 21, 2014

The Cabarrus County Public Library welcomes everyone, regardless of class, race, color or religion, treats everyone the same and offers numerous resources with a minimal budget. It shouldn’t be politicized.

New Mount Pleasant principals plan to celebrate the positive

Posted at 9:55am on Aug. 21, 2014

Both Mount Pleasant High and Middle schools have new principals, something that hasn’t happened in this small town since the last century. Both new leaders recognize and appreciate the Mount Pleasant schools’ unique ties to the community.

Southern accent: Summer vacation can be a pain in the neck

Posted at 3:52pm on Aug. 12, 2014

I may not want to browse the school-supply aisles at Walmart just yet, but I do feel a bit like lying down.

Mount Pleasant’s Austin Parker aims to kick for Duke

Posted at 10:28am on Aug. 13, 2014

Now that the Mount Pleasant High’s senior kicker and quarterback Austin Parker has verbally committed to play football for the Duke University Blue Devils, he’s a true (royal) blue fan.

Our love for this ’78 Ford defies logic

Posted at 1:53pm on Aug. 7, 2014

Some of our neighbors probably think we got rid of it.

Performance caps summer reading program

Posted at 10:44am on Jul. 30, 2014

The bad news is that once we turn that calendar to August, the end of summer is in sight.

Fishing with Capt. Gus: I caught questions; you can catch the answers

Posted at 2:17pm on Jul. 29, 2014

This column attempts to answer some of the questions posed by our readers. Here are a few that might be of interest to everyone.

Southern accent: Katy Perry, Emily Dickinson compete for memory space

Posted at 1:59pm on Jul. 22, 2014

Part of my educational philosophy is that atmosphere is crucial. What we read, watch and listen to will become the gallery of our minds. Now Pandora is gumming up the works.

Fishing with Capt. Gus: Try these baits for hot-season fishing

Posted at 1:15pm on Jul. 22, 2014

August is good for sunfish, white perch and channel catfish – which bite throughout the day.

Researcher Ben Callahan tells how Mount Pleasant grew in 1900s

Posted at 1:05pm on Jul. 22, 2014

Presentation by amateur historian Ben Callahan covers “The Town of Mount Pleasant: The Second Fifty Years, 1910-1960.”