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Jenkins Chosen for Reagan Leadership Program

East Carolina University junior Erick Jenkins is one of five students from across the country selected to participate in a prestigious leadership program this fall. Jenkins, son of Anika Sanders and Jerome Jenkins of Wilson, received a partial scholarship for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s Leadership and the American Presidency program dedicated to developing the next generation of citizen leaders. The program is made possible in partnership with Campus Compact to provide scholarships to Newman civic fellows like Jenkins for their commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Campus Compact, of which ECU is a member, is a

Honest Answer

I wrote a light blogpost last month about Mayor Dan Clodfelter proclaiming April 30 “Honesty Day” in Charlotte. Honesty Day, it turned out, is observed on that date nationwide. I noted a Wikipedia explanation of what it’s all about: “On this day, anyone participating may ask any question they choose and the opposing person should give a truthful and straightforward answer.” I invited readers to say what they would ask, and of whom. David Fry of Charlotte was among those who responded. “To: observer editors “Question? Why do you support such a liberal agenda? “Remember you’re supposed to answer honestly.” Well, rules are rules, so I suppose you deserve an honest answer for Honesty Day. Here g

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