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Find Memorial Day services, ceremonies this weekend

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, recognizing the family tradition of placing flowers on graves to honor the soldiers, sailors and Marines of the Civil War. John A. Logan, commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union soldiers, made these celebrations official in 1868, establishing May 30 as the day for veterans to honor their dead comrades.


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Rucho, GOP defend committee vote

Limiting discussion in NC General Assembly committees happens all the time. But when a chairman refused to allow a show of hands that the Democrats on the committee had requested, a firestorm broke out.

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