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Fairmont 2013

All roads into Fairmont slice through the expansive and fertile coastal plain that once was the seed bed of the region’s booming tobacco industry. Located just an hour’s drive from the South Carolina beach resorts, Fairmont today wallows in an … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Fairmont by the Gulf

Madeira Beach, Fla., April 16 – We’re more than two weeks and just less 600 miles from Fairmont, N.C. Nonetheless, I can’t get get away. Wherever I go these days, Fairmont lurks in the shadows. Not that I mind. I … Continue reading

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Spinning our wheels in North Myrtle Beach

March 30 – Languishing amid the plastic sameness of yet another McDonald’s, with someone else’s french fries beneath my chair. (Now past 7 pm.  I just had the pleasure of a brief chat with an employee. He was mopping around … Continue reading

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Falling (further) behind in Fairmont

Fairmont, N.C., March 28 – Here come the excuses. I’m flush with them lately. We rolled into Fairmont on Wednesday after a fruitless and frustrating day of driving and getting lost and driving some more and getting lost some more … Continue reading

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Fairmont 2003: Oh, the things I forget

Fairmont, N.C.  – We’re back at McDonald’s on Walnut Street, monopolizing its one outlet. Got three computers and a small DVD player plugged into our power strip. We’re a bona fide 21st century traveling circus of a family. I interviewed … Continue reading

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Hello from Fairmont, N.C.

We are in Fairmont, N.C., a twig of a town in southern North Carolina. Becky and I came here in 2003, I think. I came to pay respects and chase the ghost of Joseph Mitchell, the wonderful old New Yorker … Continue reading

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