Clowns have been in the news a lot lately. The news reports are endless, the stories are outrageous, bordering on fiction, and people in large part are sick of these clowns and what they're doing to this country. (Editor's Note: We would like to clarify to readers that this column is not about the 2016 election. Well, we're pretty sure. But yes, the resemblance is remarkable.) In case you missed it, people dressed as clowns have been spotted scaring folks in the woods, parks and other areas.
Last weekend, my family ventured to the NC State Fair. It was an adventure for sure but not one I'm likely to make again anytime soon. I haven't been to the State Fair in a few years. When I was going, it was to take pictures of 4-H'ers showing their animals. But the schedules have gotten harder for me to make the event so now, The Graphic asks parents to submit photos of their youngsters participating in the various shows. Typically, my dad takes the boys each year to the county fair.