That's too bad, I always read and enjoyed New Raleigh. I'm not normally a 'commenter' but maybe I should have ....... ? Thanks for it ALL you guys.
Well done, Governor Perdue, and well said. Your remarks express with clarity and conviction, the grievous wrongs done by our state and our justice system to ten people, ten human beings whose lives were thrown into turmoil, pain, suffering and despair, out of a fierce dedication to white supremacy and enforcement of a systematic oppression poisoning the juidicial system along with every institution of our society. It is never too late to do the right thing, and I salute your action, and your strong, clear, unequivocal words on the subject. How sad I am that we took so long to make this right. How glad i am that you stood up and spoke out to do so, today, forevermore, because it is never ever too late to do the right thing. Now they begin a new chapter and so do we. Gratitude and praise for this action and your statement from a born and raised North Carolinian.
Good news, good news. The governor is to be commended. But north carolinians, while you should be glad the situation is resolved, you should probably still feel a little uncomfortable that it took so very long to make things right. A cynic might attribute a good deal of the recent public pressure for granting the pardons to the fact that there were clear signals from the governor's office that favorable action was likely and imminent. Nevertheless, kudos to all who voiced dismay about the injustice and contributed to it's reversal...
The Governor said justice demands it. I would add that history also demands it and will record it. It's a good thing for our state.
Governor Perdue's pardon of innocence for the "Wilmington Ten" is a clear and coherent act of redress from our State and it sends a positive signal to our neighboring states and the world at-large that North Carolina is still a beacon of justice. Her action has balanced the scales of justice and once again shown the world at-large that our state's legacy is firmly rooted with the beliefs and teachings of great Tar Heels like Frank Porter Graham, Terry Sanford and William Friday and with those whom they inspired. I applaud her giant step of redress, which in effect balances the State of North Carolina squarely with the scales of justice. The families and victims of this injustice have my empathy and those whom have never lost faith and continued to advocate for justice have my greatest respect. Governor Bev Perdue now belongs to the ages and Dr. Ben Chavis and the rest of the "Wilmington Ten" and their families have a restored legacy and a renewed hope and affirmation that however flawed and slow the system may be that fairness and justice can still prevail in the end. Happy New Year!
As Bo said he was stumbling toward the light. We ALL make mistakes along the way and we ALL have the good and bad wolves living in us. FEW are willing to try to make this world a better place to live as Bo did because most are selfish, self centered stone-throwers who could be stoned themselves. Bo inspired me to be a positive force wile on Earth and I have tried to do so wile stumbling toward the light.
RIP Bo I owe you my Life. Jack Tanner, Co Founder of Freebirds Siolution Center.
Still think Dexter should be starting over Paige?
Duke played well, but the final result was a nightmare for them Carla. Each team had two chances to quit, but neither did. It was a good show.
Nice article Mike. Went to bed while Duke was still up. But as an Ohio native, there was no loosing this game for me.
Another excellent column by one of my favorite Carolina sports writers, thank you for publishing them here! Especially enjoyed the "last-minute gift guide". Why don't the folks at IC have you writing these columns there, too?
I LOVE Rankin and Bass.
Nancy, had Coach K done that with a group of college players, I could see your point. But, don't we all expect a team full of NBA All-Star's and future Hall of Famers to be potent and devastating?
I don't see it your way at all. As Coach K showed with Team USA, a collection of long and athletic guards and forwards who can shoot from anywhere on the court can make for a potent and devastating team.
It's taken several years to resurface, but Deck the Halls With Wacky Walls: A Wacky WallWalkers Christmas (1983) is finally streaming on YouTube. This one has been out of print and out of circulation for several years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrpxNcu3mes
Regarding "The Christmas Toy": The VHS tape version is better than the DVD. Kermit does an introduction and a closing segment in the VHS version. Years later, when the DVD was released, Kermit belonged to Disney so his segments were edited out.
Who will be suing Eric Holder for his fast and furious gun running to Mexico? The ACLU perhaps....
Nice. Is it too early to get a Re-Elect Hagan in 2014 bumper sticker?
Honestly, this was all going to happen with or without the junk store magnate.
The only good thing, if you can call it that, is the Obama/McCrory voters will finally get a clue. The state will likely never recover from the was of corporate handouts and religious idiocy that will be passed over the coming year.
The McPope administration is a bunch of thugs.
The Tick Loves Santa features what may be the greatest Christmas pun ever. After Multiple Santa gets zapped without enough electricity to create an endless torrent of clones that come barreling down the hill to The City, Tick screams "IT'S A YULETIDE!!!"
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