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Better than CATS playing keyboards
ALL OF US ARE PROBABLY GUILTY, AT ONE time or another, of using the internet as a way to mentally decompress after a stressful day. Some of us rely on it more than others. But as much as I love frisky felines and charismatic canines, there are only so many videos I can watch of cats playing keyboards or French bulldogs riding skateboards, with or without sunglasses. Through luck, chance, serendipity — and some fortunate web surfing— I've found some YouTube video series that are more feast than junk food for the brain and soul. They're enormously entertaining and — dare I say it — also educational at times. Some take you behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera or show people practicing for Broadway musicals; others share what music your favorite musicians…
Blakely seeking Fletcher Town Council seat to help with growth, bring 'fresh ideas'
FLETCHER — Preston Blakely said Friday he's seeking a seat on Fletcher Town Council to give back to the community that shaped who he is.
Floresville man ID'd as murder victim
San Antonio police have identified Daniel Tausch, 62, of Floresville as the victim of a murder, after his body was found July 23 in an abandoned truck on Mauermann Road in San Antonio. He had been shot. An arrest has been made in the case. Look for more on this in a coming issue of the Wilson County News. email@example.com
A shopper's guide to Lake George
Souvenirs and specialized gifts offered year-round
'We're just pawns.' FMC employees must wait for pay
While correctional officer Heidi Wiplinger has gone through three government shutdowns in her 12 years at the Federal Medical Center, this one feels different.
From swindler to squatter? Ex-jeweler Anthony Simpson attracts ire again
As he gets ready to trade freedom for a federal prison cell, former Lake Park jeweler Anthony Simpson just can’t get people to leave him alone.
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On Cape Cod, wary beachgoers learn to swim at their own risk
On a picturesque summer day, the ocean off Long Nook Beach proved too enticing, as dozens of people ventured into the water Thursday, even as several new shark sightings were reported near the scene of the attack.
TMS International announces Sedalia location
Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, business leaders, citizens and other government officials crowded into the Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County office Wednesday morning to hear the announcement of a new business in