Friday, July 31, 2009

News Sentinel on Andrew Jackson's birth

The Knoxville News Sentinel has a recent and good (as far as I can tell as a carpetbagger) overview of the Andrew Jackson birth brouhaha between North Carolina (Waxhaw) & South Carolina (Lancaster).


It's not even debatable; any reasonable person will conclude he was born in Waxhaw.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Any word on The County Edge?

Anyone hear any word as to what's happening to The County Edge?

The website has the same message every time I check: "Due to a restructuring of our organization, The County Edge has temporarily suspended publication. A formal announcement about our future plans will be forthcoming. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience."

I tried emailing Ritchie, but the old email address is no longer valid. I renewed back in December for 2 years. While I'm not concerned about the money, I'm just wondering if I should write the paper off or expect it to return. Unlike the Charlotte Observer, I actually enjoy subscribing to The County Edge.

Anyone heard anything?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Liquor & Beer on the ballot in November

This is probably old news for most, but I spoke with the proprietor of Southsiders recently & he informed me the beer & malt are going to be on the ballot in November, which is good news all around.

If it passes, the rest of us will be able to enjoy a drink at dinner. The first step in Waxhaw shedding its snooty wine town persona.