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May 31, 2016

The names Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl and Fiona could become very familiar this year. They are the first six names that the National Hurricane Center will assign to cyclones that reach tropical storm or hurricane strength. 

It’s time to get prepared. The…


All's well at the well?

May 30, 2016

In February 2014, a horrendous spill occurred from coal ash ponds at Duke Energy's shuttered Dan River Steam Station near Eden. Some 39,000 tons of ash spilled into the Dan River. Duke was fined — not much, relatively speaking — and vowed a cleanup. It's a cleanup environmentalists…


Clark: The ghost of Jesse James still rides the creek this 'Decoration Day'

May 29, 2016

I like to remember a stream that slips between rolling hills on the northeast Missouri plain and imagine Jesse James and his posse of riders watering their horses with the sun’s rays sliding low and long from the West.

This not altogether fanciful image comes back to me today because…


Anders: Memorial Day is like Christmas for racing fans

May 29, 2016

Everyone has days they circle on the calendar, ones they look forward to all year long.

Today is mine.

There are few days that are better to be a race fan than this one, a day that starts at the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco, then cuts to Indianapolis for the 100th running of the Indy 500 before…