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Those on the Tar River can help paddle for a cause
Those on the Tar River can help paddle for a cause

Mama always said, "Associate with people higher up than you. They can lift you up. If you associate with people lower than you, they will take you down."
Following Mama's admonition, I sought the company of Wesley Ferrell, native of Southern Nash County. I think his family worried about my bringing him down.
Back in the day, nineteen and seventy-two, Wesley and I enjoyed an experience that later became the embryo of remarkable endeavors that shaped both my professional and personal life. We borrowed a canoe from Phillip Witherington, a biology instructor at LSU, known then around Wilson as Lee Street University.

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Making change for people we don't know
Making change for people we don't know

If you're lucky enough to have a $20 bill tucked into your wallet or purse, slide it out and take a look; if not, you can always put a hold on taking selfies and texting to pull up a photo of the currency on your iPhone.
Check out the old guy. He looks a little scary, and appears wrapped in an old cloak. You can practically smell the pungent rubs mixed with cigar smoke that probably filled the rooms where he spent his time.

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Citizen to "speak for the trees"

"I Speak for the Trees"
The Lorax by: Dr. Seuss
Yes, I speak for Nashville's trees -- and I speak for me!
Have you noticed (I'm sure you have unless you're blind) that Duke Energy Progress is saving us from future winter power outages by trimming the trees on or near the power lines.

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Backward Glances
Backward Glances

Pictured above is the Nashville High School Class of 1965 which will be celebrating its 50-year reunion Saturday, April 18 at the Nashville Community Building.

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