She was raised by a loving mother trapped in an abusive marriage, came face to face with the horrors of war in Indo-China and dumped her fiance three days before their wedding. There’s more to Betty Lynn, who turns 90 on Monday, than her famous role of Barney Fife’s girlfriend.
The two First Baptist Churches in Macon, Ga., sit almost back-to-back, one black and one white. Now their two pastors – one of whom is from Charlotte – are trying to bridge the racial divide and find a way for the long-time neighbors to become friends.
My wife, Wilhelmina, was driving us to church on a Sunday this summer when the car got a flat front tire. We were on Park Road heading toward uptown. We stopped, pulled to the curb, put the flashers on and exited the car … only to discover we both left our cell phones at home.
With dozens of outdoor activities on offer for visitors to North Carolina's Asheville area, whitewater rafting remains one of the most popular options. Tourists, coming in the tens of thousands from around the country and the world, flock to companies, such as French Broad Adventures, to experience the Blue Ridge Mountains from the water.
JUSTINE MILLERjmiller@mcclatchy.com The Charlotte Observer
Rafters enjoy the rapids on the French Broad River
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