Don't let the title fool you. There's plenty of serious news going on. I'm just not in the mood to write about it today. I thought you might enjoy a few links to interesting articles from around the state. If you've found an interesting article that's worth linking to add it in the comments.
In Charlotte there was a huge fire Wednesday night at a uniform company. Two firefighters were hurt. In today's Charlotte Observer there's a very nice piece about the firefighter who was injured the worst. He's going to be fine and is ready to get back to work in spirit. The piece isn't really about him as much as it is about the fire.
Meet me on the flip side for articles from around the state....
We sometimes talk about the courts being stacked with right wing conservatives who will ignore personal freedoms....maybe even the entire Constitution. Here's one that isn't and doesn't. A man received 20 months for burning a cross. "Cross burning remains a vicious symbol of hatred and cannot be tolerated," Wan Kim, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's civil rights division, said in a news release. "All American families have the right to live where they choose, undisturbed by racist threats."
In Fayetteville, the 82nd Airborne had its division review. The Fayetteville Observer has this article, slideshow and video posted on its sight.
From the Raleigh News and Observer we see that Democrats are at it again...trying to lift up the working poor while the Republicans vote to line the pockets of business owners and suppress the income of those who need help lifting themselves out of poverty.
From the Greensboro News and Record we see a very nice multimedia piece on a gifted young musician and his teacher. Please click here and scroll down to "Music is their Bond".
The Winston-Salem Journal, one of the best online versions of print media in the state, has a heartwarming story about rural kids from Alleghany County getting a chance to go to college on scholarships. Lots of them.
The Asheville Citizen-Times, the other "best" online version of print media in the state, has the best story of the day. It's about raising money for an organization, Project Access, that helps low income and uninsured neighbors in Buncombe County receive better healthcare. The best part is the fundraiser involves eating chocolate, serious chocoate.
Among many items on the festival menu will be Chocolate Fetish's freshly dipped fruits and other products. The store's booth will also be taste-testing a new product with tropical fruit.
Anntony's restaurant will serve chocolate martinis; the Grove Corner Market will feature wines that pair well with chocolate, as well as chocolate beer; Pie in the Sky will offer pecan pie with chocolate ganache; Kamm's will dish up chocolate custard and; though not edible, Bath Junkie will create custom chocolate bath products; and Oh! Chocolat will host a tasting of French chocolatier Michel Cluizel's chocolates from five different cocoa plantations.
Oh My! I might get to meet Screwy and Daniel earlier than I thought.