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Going back to school like it is our job
Going back to school like it is our job

It became real the day my daughter and I hit Target with three lists, instructions from my wife, coupons and the look of two people about to embark on a mission from which we might not return. It was back-to-school shopping day.
Each of our three children had neatly organized lists of what they would need for the school year — the boys’ had theirs sent from the school, Holly’s came out of her head.

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Back to school with lighter book bags!
Back to school with lighter book bags!

School is just about to start and kids, and parents, are getting ready.
I have one that is heading back to his pre-school program and I admit, I am excited for back to school!
I know there are some who aren’t!
I remember back to school as an exciting time. It was a time for shopping for new bookbags, supplies and clothes and the thought of a new year with your friends in a new grade was just more excitement than I could even take.

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Front loading teachers’ pay does not improve students’ success automatically

Dear Editor:
The use of “Teachers Only” longevity pay to help finance a pay raise package that does not reward those with the greatest history as educators, leaving them out and without is a miscarriage of justice.

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Backward Glances
Backward Glances

PARADE –- This photo of children riding on a float during the Harvest Festival was found in The Graphic’s 1961 archives.

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Nash County Animal Friends’ Notebook

The shelter recently took in a female stray dog that had a heavy, thick chain hanging from her neck. She could not have broken it herself; it was too thick and it weighed at least 10 lbs. Factoring in the size of the chain links, someone had to have let her go on purpose.
To say that we felt angry is an understatement.

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