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‘Heroine epidemic’ uncovered by North Carolina newspaper

The good thing about publishing online is that you can easily make corrections to simple things like typos. The bad thing is you can also make stealth edits that alter the entire meaning of your piece and hope no one notices.

Pity the poor copy editor at one of the remaining print newspapers; once it’s in print, it’s in print forever. For example, readers of the Observer News Enterprise in North Carolina were treated this spring to a front-page story about a “heroine epidemic” plaguing Catawba County. We thought it might be a story about concerned mothersfighting drug trafficking, but no, it was just a misspelling.

Hold off on selling your home and moving to Catawba County; it might not be what you expected.

25 Reasons You Should Never Visit The South

Just stay away.

1. Many people believe the South is some kind of beautiful place.

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Lake Jocassee, South Carolina

2. Their beliefs are 100% false!

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Tallulah, Georgia

3. The South is the opposite of pretty.

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Starkville, Mississippi

4. It’s just a huge mess of thicket and brush.

Stone Mountain, Georgia

5. There is nothing but miles and miles of weeds, and huge swarths of undergrowth.

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Lexington, Kentucky

6. The entire region lacks any kind of allure…

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Cades Cove, Tennessee

7. …and most of the land is dull and featureless.

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Whitaker Point, Arkansas

YUCK!

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Windsor Ruins, Missisippi

8. All the water here is murky and dirty.

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Pembroke, Virginia

9. It’s just a bunch of unmajestic streams…

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Arrow Island, Mississippi

10. …and slow-flowing creeks.

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Mather Gorge, Virginia

11. All the countryside is bland…

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Craggy Gardens, North Carolina

12. …and totally unassuming.

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Vacherie, Louisiana

13. The beaches are soooo underwhelming…

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Gulf Shores, Alabama

14. …and the sand is strewn with seaweed.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama

15. The cities here are nothing but backwood pit stops.

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Atlanta, Georgia

16. These metropolises have no culture…

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New Orleans, Louisiana

17. …and totally lack any kind of charm or beauty.

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Charleston, South Carolina

18. Not to mention, nothing of note ever happens.

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New Orleans, Lousiana

19. The wildlife here is so damn average.

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Ellijay, Georgia

20. There are pretty much the same kind of animals you would find anywhere else.

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Valdosta, Georgia

21. Taking a walk around here is mind-numbingly dull.

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Pine Mountain, Georgia

22. There is absolutely nothing pretty to look at.

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Helotes, Texas

23. Every landscape looks exactly the same.

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Key Largo, Florida

24. So if you’re thinking of visiting the South, think again.

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Savannah, Georgia

25. Its utter ugliness will only serve to disappoint.

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Winston, Mississippi

BLEH!!!

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Browns, Tennessee

AP calls North Carolina Republican Senate primary for Thom Tillis

The Associated Press has called the GOP primary in North Carolina for State House Speaker Thom Tillis.

Tillis, who was endorsed by Jeb Bush, will run against Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan in the November election.