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    The Bluegrass Hall of Fame says Shelby, North Carolina native Earl Scruggs “not only pioneered the three-finger banjo but played it to standards of taste and technique unmatched by thousands of disciples over seven decades.”

      Sometimes I just sit and think. And other times, I just sit. I tell myself I need to move. Then I sit and think about how to do it.

        BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. – Ben Dinsmore was a young sailor stationed in San Francisco when he saw a man doing leatherwork at Fisherman’s Wharf in the 1980s. That was the day Dinsmore was inspired to craft leather himself, something he’s been doing for more than 40 years.

        'Delish' reports that the World Cheese Awards took place on Nov. 2. The competition was organized by The Guild of Fine Food. Over 4,000 cheeses were judged at what is often referred to as the "World Cup of Cheese".

        Q: We tried to purchase two different lots in a lake community about two hours from where we live. They have a right of first refusal clause in the bylaws of the community association. We had signed contracts on both of these lots.


        With his death, former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin leaves behind a very different China than the one he tried to shape. Now it’s Xi Jinping’s nation. It’s also a country in the throes of protests against “zero-COVID” lockdowns that saw protesters take to the streets of Beijing and Shanghai and call for an end to Communist Party rule. Jiang’s exit came smack in the middle of the most visible demonstrations since the 1989 bloodshed on Tiananmen Square. Looking at his leadership underscores the difference between the China of the late 1990s and early 2000s and today’s more insular and, in some cases, more authoritarian society.

        A campaign to vaccinate older Chinese has sparked hopes Beijing might roll back severe anti-virus controls that prompted angry protesters to demand President Xi Jinping resign. But the country faces daunting hurdles before “zero COVID” can end. Global stock markets rose after Beijing announced the long-awaited campaign Tuesday. A low vaccination rate is one of the biggest obstacles to ending curbs that confine millions of people to their homes. Health experts and economists warn a vaccination effort will take months. They say China also must build up its hospitals and work out a long-term virus strategy, so “zero COVID” is likely to stay in place until mid-2023 and possibly as late as 2024.

        WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with early Alzheimer disease, lecanemab reduced markers of amyloid and resulted in moderately less decline in cognition and function at 18 months, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the annual Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease conference, held from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in San Francisco.

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