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Weekly Feature by Columnist J.D. "Dusty" Rhoades: CPAC

A couple of weeks ago, the right wing faithful gathered in a northern Virginia hotel for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. CPAC is kind of like Burning Man for wingnuts, the main difference being that everyone keeps their clothes on, at least in public, for which may the Lord make us truly thankful.

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Weekly Feature by Columnist J.D. Rhoades: Remember When

Hey, remember when everyone on the right got their knickers in a twist when a report came out that Michelle Obama had ordered lobster from room service at a New York hotel (a claim later debunked)? Remember when they griped and complained (and the press tut-tutted) about the cost of the Obamas taking vacations in Hawaii, even though that’s where Mr. Obama actually grew up and records showed that they paid for those vacations out of their own money?

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Weekly Feature by Columnist J.D. "Dusty" Rhoades: The Press Conference That Wasn't

So I caught part of President Trump’s latest press conference while eating lunch Thursday. I’ve since watched the whole thing on video. I’ve reviewed the transcript of it online. And I have come to an inescapable conclusion: There is something seriously wrong inside the head of the President of the United States.  What began as an opportunity to introduce Mr. Trump’s new nominee for Labor Secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, rapidly degenerated into the usual airing of the grievances, resentments, and narcissistic obsessions of one Donald J. Trump.

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Local News

  • NC DOT Deer Driving Safety Tips +

    With the daylight hours becoming shorter and the weather getting cooler, the N.C. Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to Read More
  • U.S. Cellular Names Luis Vargas Manager For Aberdeen Location +

    Aberdeen, N.C. (Oct. 18, 2017) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) has named Luis Vargas store manager for the Aberdeen store Read More
  • Lee Electrical Contractors Recognized With Patriot Award +

    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Donnie Lee (right), President of Read More
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Crime Reports

  • Police Seek Assistance Locating Four Runaway Juveniles +

    The Aberdeen Police Department has requested the public’s assistance locating four runaway juveniles Saturday. Read More
  • Report Shows Moore County Crime Rate Decreased By 18% +

    Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey recently received his departments North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation 2016 Uniform Crime Report Card. Read More
  • Police Seek Assistance In Aberdeen Home Invasion +

    Aberdeen Police Officers responded to a Home Invasion on Tuesday October 17, 2017 in the 200 block of Woodgreen Drive Read More
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Obituaries

  • Mark Hunter Gentry of Southern Pines Obituary +

    Mark Hunter Gentry, 61 of Southern Pines, passed away on October 19, 2017 at his home. Read More
  • Margaret “Meg” McLaurin McGill of Pinehurst Obituary +

    Margaret “Meg” McLaurin McGill, 52, of Pinehurst, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2017 at UNC Hospital. Read More
  • Ronald Edward Hussey Of Robbins Obituary +

    Ronald Edward Hussey, 65, of Robbins, N.C., died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • Man Run Over By Vehicle In Aberdeen Saturday Evening +

    A man was run over by a car while he was lying in the yard of an Aberdeen home Saturday Read More
  • Bicycle Rider Dies Following Tuesday NC 705 Accident +

    The bicyclist who was struck by a car on Tuesday near the Robbins Crossroads died after being airlifted to UNC Read More
  • One Airlifted After Multivehicle Wreck In Pinehurst Wednesday +

    One person was airlifted to a Trauma Center and the highway was temporarily blocked in both directions after a multivehicle Read More
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