With Iran deal, hope rather than hardliners wins

Rev. J. Mark Davidson: The Vienna Accord gives reason to hope that international relations can be conducted on the basis of well-reasoned pragmatism instead of clashing ideologies. If the nuclear deal with Iran is ratified and put into effect, it is a setback for extremists everywhere.

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Hot weather and free watermelon drew a crowd at the State Farmers Market Thursday in Raleigh. Al Davis, of Walnut Cove, won the largest watermelon contest with a behemoth that weighed in at 180 pounds.

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