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North Carolina-College Swim Test-January 8

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-January 8
I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. 319 more words

North Carolina

Have You Been To The Art Palace of the West?

Look at this circa-1975 photo of my mother and me and you’ll see three of my favorite things: a handmade Holly Hobbie doll; a wrap skirt that had seagulls painted on it; and a beautiful fountain that symbolizes Cincinnati. 839 more words

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A Gray Guest Post: From South Africa to Virginia: Where do we go from here?

I am without enough words to elaborate on the impressive work and sure-fire words of Professsor TJ Tallie, who is the author of the piece below. 2,129 more words

A Gray Guest Post: A Response to the News-Gazette

I am so proud to be able to post this site’s first guest piece, written by a young woman who embodies the best of recent college graduates finding their own special way in the world. 1,689 more words

My Southern Gothic Life: Chapter 90: The Love I Lost

New Blog Post:

I returned to Sweet Briar College a couple of weeks ago for what I feared was the last time.  I had not been there since 1981.

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Chapter 90: The Love I Lost

I returned to Sweet Briar College a couple of weeks ago for what I feared was to be the last time. I had not been there since 1981. 2,453 more words

The South

The 2 Virginia colleges that will boost your salary more than any other schools

NEW YORK — Where you go to school can have a huge effect on your salary. Grads of California Institute of Technology increased their earnings by 49 percent, on average, just by attending that school, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution. 163 more words

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