<![CDATA[News Columns & Blogs |]]> http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/ en-us Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:06:44 EST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:06:44 EST News Columns & Blogs 60 efrederick@newsobserver.com (Eric Frederick) Slave cemetery fights for life. ‘I’m haunted by who the descendants are of these folks.’ http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article201094524.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:40:59 EST

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Smack-talk and game clocks: Chess makes a comeback in downtown Raleigh http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article200480709.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:32:41 EST

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Goats make this Valentine's Day adorable http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article200089784.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:18 EST http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article200089784.html She got a Valentine’s Day gift for the ages – a gift that had ‘never crossed’ her mind http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article200094829.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:02:43 EST

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Goats: The newest Valentine's Day gesture of love http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article199428539.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:40:40 EST http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article199428539.html For Valentine’s Day, some forgo the flowers and chocolates. They give the gift of goats. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article199633404.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:56:36 EST

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She’s a Raleigh high school freshman and she ‘Wants to Be a Millionaire.’ Will she? http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article198638749.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:52:58 EST

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How a stuffy nose got a fifth-grader an interview with the governor http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article198024254.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:25:00 EST

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Fifth-grader Grace Loflin interviews Gov. Cooper http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article197938744.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 18:30:20 EST http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article197938744.html This skunk predicted the Super Bowl winner. We’ll know Sunday whether his pick stinks. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article197610729.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:03:59 EST

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Father and Son, Raleigh’s vintage store paradise, throws final-weekend bargain bonanza http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article197030459.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Jan 2018 13:53:58 EST

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He cut a wide swath when tobacco was king. Now, colorful auctioneer gets posthumous tribute. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article196576194.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:18:03 EST

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Stormy Daniels made political news in Raleigh once – and I was there for it http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article195564589.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:02:59 EST

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Why colleges won’t ban fraternities http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article195326814.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:38:53 EST

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Daredevils attack a 300-foot hill on free sleds from the city. ‘And we shred.’ http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article195190829.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:40:12 EST

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All the signs were there. Now my sweet little boy is learning to thrive, and so am I. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/article194143669.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:29:45 EST

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‘Apparently the homeless stole from the homeless’ – another harsh blow for this couple http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article194128949.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:27:24 EST

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You’re right, Southerners can’t drive in the snow. So what? http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/article192768164.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:44:42 EST

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How a UNC grad uncovered sexual misconduct allegations against Fox’s Bill O’Reilly http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article191918694.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:09:37 EST

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O’Reilly, Weinstein and the culture of power http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article191927994.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:29:34 EST http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article191927994.html After 243,000 miles, a sad, quiet goodbye to a source of stability and security http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/article191292109.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:16:11 EST

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There is such a thing as a free lunch at this bakery. And it feeds more than the poor. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article191201199.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:00:37 EST

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These 1932 letters to Santa show the hopes of children during a desperate time http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article191099364.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:31:06 EST

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Free lunch for needy diners http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article190721849.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:43:31 EST http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article190721849.html Chainsaws turn storm debris into wildlife art http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article189931834.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:56:10 EST http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article189931834.html A chainsaw turns debris into art, deep in the heart of this state park http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article189991384.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:57:32 EST

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The Neuse River gets faster and wilder without the Milburnie Dam http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article189711939.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:06:48 EST

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Here’s how you can help during this holiday season http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article188567034.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:26:37 EST

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Farewell to Corey Lowenstein, an N&O photojournalist with passion and toughness http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article188637374.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:42:02 EST

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Think it’s too early for snow around here? These past December storms beg to differ. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/weather/article188595474.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:39:50 EST

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