Point Taken: Fifty years of N.C. changes

 In January 2021

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North Carolina has changed mightily since 1971 — for the most part.


You forget how quickly time passes. It has been 50 years since I celebrated the new year in 1971, which seems impossible, but the calendar and mirror don’t lie. Folks my age remember being high school seniors when it turned ’71. We are reminde…

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