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    The Bluegrass Hall of Fame says Shelby, N.C., native Earl Scruggs “not only pioneered the three-finger banjo but played it to standards of taste and technique unmatched by thousands of disciples over seven decades.”

      Editor’s note: On Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, the N.C. Press Association, as part of its annual contest, awarded first place for lighter columns in the smaller daily division to Scott Hollifield. Judges called three of his reviewed works, “small town living at its best.”

        With brilliant and dedicated researchers working around the clock publishing their results on multiple platforms in many languages we don’t understand, how can we keep up with the latest scientific advances that impact our lives?

        Q: I remember seeing a red box in my bank last year for items to be donated to seniors in the area. I always like giving around the holidays. Is that happening again this year? — WH


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