BLACKBERRY — Dozens of pottery fans had just a few seconds, if that, to grab their favorite piece of pottery during Bolick and Tradition’s annual Thanksgiving wood kiln sale in the morning of Saturday, Nov. 30.

If I asked you, “Do you know Stuart Hamblin?” you might pause for a few seconds. If I added that he had a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, placed there in 1978, then you might say, “Yes, Carl ‘Stuart’ Hamblen, the radio personality, songwriter, cowboy singer and motion picture actor.” And, …

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Cathey Fallows, long time resident of Blowing Rock, N.C., pass…

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SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no sign of stopping, they face a more existential crisis.