For 25 years, amateur historian Paul Blankinship of Raleigh has shared his collection of NC State Fair memorabilia in an exhibit of fair history. Now Blankinship says this year will be his last at the fair.
Charlie Daniels, the Wilmington-born Country Music Hall of Famer, has strong opinions about gun control, national-anthem protests and other issues of the day. He headlines Saturday’s Carolina Uprising concert at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre.
For months one of my granddaughters took her small blue purse everywhere. It hung from her chair at dinner, learned multiplication tables in school during the day and dreamt about fairies and wizards at night. A faithful companion, if there ever was one.
If you are like most people 55 and older, you prefer to 'age in place,' to stay in the home you have been in for decades and remain a part of your familiar community, rather than go to a retirement community or an assisted living complex.