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Tom McLaughlin

Making the list 2

Everywhere you look nowadays, Santa’s out and about spreading his special brand of holiday cheer. He’s checked his list to see who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, and decided what the heck — these newsmakers deserve something under the tree, too:

Making the LIst

Everywhere you look nowadays, Santa’s out and about spreading his special brand of holiday cheer. He’s checked his list to see who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, and decided what the heck — these newsmakers deserve something under the tree, too:

Bearing fruit

Lots happening in the community and in the world; let’s play a little catchup:

Peak turkey

So you thought the turkey leftovers were all used up with Sunday night’s casserole?

Faulty towers

It’s not generally wise to jump to conclusions, but nonetheless the smoke-and-fire rule can be useful: a little smoke, maybe there’s no fire. A heap of smoke, the place is probably burning down.

Departures

Understandably for someone who grew up and spent a good part of his life in the Town of Halifax, my father in his later years would get quite sentimental about his contemporaries still living in town. Nothing cemented their renown quite like the connection to home. The mere mention of old Halifax buddies was usually enough to send my father into oratorical flights of fancy.

Breaking point

If there was any lingering doubt that James Thornton’s tenure as Mecklenburg County school superintendent has hit the end of the road, Monday’s School Board meeting ought to settle the matter.

A just lament

It’s not often I find myself in complete agreement with a letter from one of our readers, but Lawrence Everett has made a thoughtful contribution to today’s paper that should at least encourage a fresh look at the harsher aspects of our criminal justice system.

New script, please

So how was your day?

In retrospect it probably wasn’t a genius move to head for the movie theater on the Saturday night before Election Day and chuck out $8.50 to see “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”

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