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Now add the cremated remains of North Carolina's unclaimed bodies.
The News & Observer's Thomasi McDonald reports from Raleigh about the "bone room" and other aspects of a process that often ends like this:
Gibbs and a member of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will ride a coastal patrol boat five nautical miles out to sea. Without fanfare or ceremony, Gibbs will scatter the ashes, representing hundreds of years of living, in the water.
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Prentiss Findlay writes in the Post and Courier that mats of smelly seaweed washed up on Charleston-area beaches for the Fourth of July.
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The Fourth of July is a flat-out celebration. For me, it's a drive to Stellaville, Ga., and a barbecue dinner with my Grandmother's family, the Swans. The long, decorated table full of "pot luck" holds the best meal of the year.
It's easy to forget how brutal and dangerous it was for those who fought for our independence.
Lowcountry residents did their part.
Karen Palmer sent this photo of sculptor Walter Palmer with CBS meteorologist David Price in their Key West home.
Walter is to be on "The Early Show" on CBS Thursday morning. The show will air from Key West, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Walter Palmer has a big following on Hilton Head Island, where he started working in he 1960s. I wrote about him during the Verizon Heritage.
The Fourth has me thinking about another explosive topic in the Lowcountry - nuclear energy and nuclear waste. Around here, we care deeply about this because the Savannah River Site is upstream on an important local water source, the Savannah River.
Let's look at it from the nuclear energy industry's point of view. (It has a blog if you want to chime in there.)
Have you ever washed your clothes at a Laundromat and felt like not only did your clothes not come out clean, they're much filthier than when you started?
Maybe former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss thinks she's being clever by starting a Laundromat called "Dirty Laundry" (haha, get it? she aired all of Hollywood's dirty laundry when she was caught farming out hookers to famous clients), but since when is the threat of syphilis and gonorrhea funny? Oh, I'm just kidding. You won't get diseases from washing your clothes in her machines ... just low self-esteem and a bill on your bed stand.
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... ah, Paris Hilton. She's no Spice Girl, is she? Speaking of the Spice Girls ; ) ... remember back in 1996 (during the irritating Summer of Spice) when we were all left wondering what "Zigga Zig Ah" meant? Such innocent times those were. The Internet was that thing we used at the school library to research papers (when we weren't playing Minesweeper). We still used pay phones to tell our parents we'd be late for dinner. If we saw a girl whose thong was peeking above the waist of her jeans, we'd politely tap her on the shoulder to spare her the embarrassment of anyone seeing it because she couldn't have meant for that to show, right? And when the dear old Spice Girls sang "If you want to be my lover, you gotta get with my friends" we assumed that meant something about getting approval from one's peers before dating a boy. My, how times have changed.
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For our neighbors to the north, Yoga Lessons are stretching the ACCEPTABLE.
During a discussion at Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., of whether a yoga-lesson business should be allowed on the beach, this came out: