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Thursday, August 28th, 2008

  • At 6:10 a.m. today my Weather Alert radio sprang to life. It got my immediate attention, of course, but with an extra measure of curiosity. Here in central South Carolina, the weather alerts we get in the late summer usually come in the afternoon or evening and typically announce watches or warnings associated with severe thunderstorms or tornadoes. What could this one be about?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

  • Rangers in Great Smoky Mountain National Park have recovered the body of a kayaker who was reported missing during a short paddle on the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River.

  • Call it serendipity, the fate of the gods, or simple biology, but it seems that Cape Hatteras National Seashore is undergoing an invasion of sea turtles. And that means more beach closures to off-road vehicles and pedestrians.

  • 1. The photo accompanying this quiz was taken in a national park. Note those shiny places on the statues of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his terrier Fala. Visitors are welcome to touch the statues, provided they show proper respect and don’t climb, stand, or sit on them. If you want to touch these statues yourself you’ll have to visit the
    a. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    b. Franklin D.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

  • Come on, admit it. You cringe when you see someone use "it's" instead of "its," and it really affects you when effects is used as a verb.