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2:11 pm
Mon September 27, 2004

Jan and Bob Davidson

A true success story...

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4:31 pm
Thu September 23, 2004

Happy Days Redux

Deja Vu, the complexities of time, and "The Way We Were".

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Time is a trickster. Sometimes it stretches endlessly?defying logic and your own internal timepiece. Think of the minutes at the doctors in that tiny waiting room after you have left the convivial crowd in the outer waiting room. A small forever.

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Local Interest
11:37 am
Thu September 23, 2004

Hugo Neu: Trash Heap or Treasure?

Navassa, NC – Just a few miles west of Wilmington along the Brunswick River lies the town of Navassa. Named after a Caribbean island mined for its bird guano, Navassa began importing and processing it into fertilizer in the late 19th Century. By the 1950s, Navassa employed nearly 4000 workers in five fertilizer factories. But by the early 1980s, the factories and the jobs were gone. All that's left now are hundreds of acres of contaminated land. With high unemployment and a poorly-educated population, the town is struggling.

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3:58 pm
Wed September 22, 2004

Mason Inlet Migrants

There are presently about five billion birds winging their way south. Several thousand recently stopped in one of our protected local rest areas.

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12:20 pm
Tue September 21, 2004

Coharie Pow Wow

There was at least one event last week that had no problems with rain.

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2:40 pm
Mon September 20, 2004

1841

A good year for Schumann.

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It was the year 1841, and Robert Schumann was writing music for orchestra. The previous year, he wrote songs, a vast and passionate outpouring inspired by his marriage to Clara Wieck over the strong objections of her father. But in 1841, he turned from songs to symphonies, writing his first in January, followed in the spring by an Overture, Scherzo, and Finale and then in the fall by yet another symphony.

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11:37 am
Thu September 16, 2004

Silence and Light

It's easy to say that life was simpler in an earlier age. But Charles reminds us that when it comes to the wrath of nature it certainly wasn't safer.

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9:43 am
Wed September 15, 2004

The Argiope

Enjoying the handiwork of a late-summer star.

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9:42 am
Tue September 14, 2004

Trip to Inishmoor

Barbara recently returned from a visit to the emerald isle where she saw much that appealed to her senses.

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4:16 pm
Mon September 13, 2004

San Francisco

What John did on his summer vacation.

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