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Weekend humor from Celia Rivenbark: Postcards from “It-lee” — from Bidet to G’day

BY: - June 17, 2023

For a very long time, Duh Hubby and I have dreamed of going to “It-lee.” I have always pronounced it that way and did so on our recent trip until the tour guide literally covered his ears and screamed “Mamma Mia!” repeatedly. Drama queen.  This was a bucket list trip for sure. We did the […]

Monday numbers: A closer look at the rise in guns found at NC airports

BY: - January 24, 2022

It's been more than 50 years since the iconic slogan "Fly the Friendly Skies" was first used to advertise the appeal and allure of airline travel. But those skies seem a bit less friendly these days with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) highlighting last week that its officers at North Carolina airports discovered a total of 254 firearms in travelers’ carry-on luggage last year.

UNC increases COVID-19 precautions, travel restrictions during Spring Break

BY: - March 10, 2020

As students remain on Spring Break this week, UNC-Chapel Hill announced new precautions related to COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. In addition to Level 3 countries, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the school is now prohibiting University-affiliated travel to Level 2 countries. Anyone returning from Level 2 or 3 countries […]

NC ACLU files public information request to find out more about enforcement of Trump’s travel ban

BY: - February 2, 2017

The ACLU of North Carolina filed a Freedom of Information Act request Thursday with the local U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Atlanta to find out more about President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. The organization said in a media release that it wants to “expose how Trump administration officials are interpreting and executing the […]