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Moral Mondays: A Cry for the Old North State

State flag of North Carolina. Illustration courtesy Martin Bangemann/shutterstoc

State flag of North Carolina. Illustration courtesy Martin Bangemann/shutterstock.com

It’s true that by some standards I am not North Carolinian, nor or am I Southern. I was not born there — I have no extended family there. I don’t speak with a drawl. And I don’t (gasp!) like sweet tea or Cheerwine.

But after 14 birthdays, nine years in the public education system, four years at UNC-Chapel Hill, countless pounds of barbecue, numerous trips to the Appalachians and the Outer Banks, and many lifetime milestones — including voting for the first time! — passed in that beautiful state, it is now the closest thing to home I know.

 

 

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