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for The State Vol. 14 Issue 25, Nov 1946
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Spencer comments on the state's insufficient standards of education and health for the children of North Carolina. In 1946, newborns were less likely to survive and their mothers more likely to die in childbirth than elsewhere in America. Education and recreational facilities were also lacking in the state when compared to national averages of the time. Blame is placed on lack of state government intervention to remedy these issues.
The Brown Mountain Lights, which are seen in Burke County, have puzzled North Carolinians and scientists for centuries. Witherspoon has another theory; the lights are in the nature of a mirage, and he explains why he believes that.