News for Tuesday, December 30, 2003

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Christmas greeting scam leaves sour taste - Greg Gelpi

Still fairly new in town, each time I open my mailbox I do so with excited anticipation.

Ring in the New Year with gunfire - Billy Corriher

While many Americans are ringing in the New Year at parties or in bars, the residents of Cherryville, N.C., will welcome the year with the booming sound of exploding gunpowder.

Merry (read this) Christmas! - Rob Felt

What type of newspaper column would someone want to read on Christmas? I asked myself this question Tuesday afternoon, while facing a deadline and a room full of food at the office holiday party. Get those keys clicking, I told myself, there's food to eat!

Swaggart, move over for Thurmond show

By Bob Paslay

New Year's Eve not my favorite

By Zach Porter

Give the missionaries a chance - April Avison

You've likely seen these young men around the county. They wear suit jackets and ties, and they walk or ride bikes, even on the cold days. They wave at every passing car, and their smiles reflect genuine happiness.

County NAACP hosting annual Jubilee Day

By Billy Corriher

2003 went up in smoke - Ed Brock

It seems fitting that it was in the closing days of 2003 that my neighbor's truck should spontaneously burst into flame.

Lady Lakers drop title game

By Doug Gorman

Board, Pulliam could ink contract by Monday

By Greg Gelpi

Elections board makes recommendation to county

By Billy Corriher

Efforts made to save area bases

By Greg Gelpi

Experiencing technical difficulties - Michael Davis

Every now and then, you have to sit back and admire the sheer complexity of living in a modern age. But, once in a while, you've got to sit back and wonder what exactly went wrong.

Penny increase going into effect starting Thursday

By Billy Corriher

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More than sweet and sour pork - R.H. Joseph

Amused as any world traveler by Atlanta's hubristic self-description as an international city, I nevertheless keep my mouth shut.

Obituaries

December 30, 2003

The life of an unheralded saint - Clay Wilson

Baptists aren't in the habit of designating saints. That's a Catholic tradition.

Police gear up for New Year's

By Greg Gelpi