Author Archives: Connor VanDerMark

The History of the Fair

Every October, North Carolinians get to enjoy the most anticipated state event of the year: the State Fair. Filled with delicious, odd foods, enjoyable attractions, and fun games where you can win prizes. But one of the least admired things about the fair is its rich history, dating back over a century ago. The fair was overlooked a century ago,

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Cannonball Kids’ Cancer: The Fight for Freedom

September was Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, and I recently had the pleasure of talking to Melissa Wiggins, who is a co-founder of Cannonball Kids’ cancer, a non-profit organization that funds research to find better treatments for children battling cancer. This Scottish mother talked to me about her son Cannon, who survived his fight with cancer, and explained CKc’s goals and

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