Last weekend marked the closing for the 10-day run of the North Carolina State Fair. Did any of our readers get to Raleigh for the big event? What could be better than elephant ears, turkey drumsticks, deep fried moon pies, demolition derbies, sheep, goats, cows and chickens, to mention but a few of the attractions. We are particularly impressed with the “Farm Animal Frenzy” contest, for which schools must assemble an animal out of a sawhorse. This year’s theme was “recycled materials” and the winning chicken (see photo) used slide-projector-bulb eyes, with plastic shopping bags woven into “features”. Wouldn’t it be fun to see an entry from our neck of the woods? Click here to see all the entries. The Midway will empty your pockets of change but the lure of “whack-a-mole” is pure State Fair fun!
Yes, State Fair means fall is in the air. Today Around Davidson brings you notes about fall basketball for Davidson College women, a humorous fall report on the Laurie Ann Dennis dilemma, and literary notes of some importance about John Hart and Rosa Shand Cumming. Continue Reading