Some of you may have spent many nights in the grips of a TV crime series or real-life court case; you speculate on the accused, the innocent…the evidence. Whether fact or fiction, in these dramas, the arrest or verdict always comes down to the evidence. It can prove guilt or innocence. But without compelling evidence, justice is not served, and the appropriate outcome is mislaid.
“Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.”
Reportedly, these stand as the very first words uttered by Graham Bell through his invention – the telephone. The device revolutionized our communication, our world. It altered industries and created new ones.
Back in high school, our district held an annual science fair. As is probably typical for most events of that sort anywhere in the country, science nerds dominate the entries. Few others were interested, but those who may have felt they could compete didn’t try.
“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds.”
“If you build it, he will come.”
The 1989 movie Field of Dreams hit a homerun at the box office and drafted this inspiring line to number 39 in the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movie Quotes of All Time. For those who haven’t seen the magical, feel-good movie: a ghost of baseball past repeatedly whispers these words to Ray, a young corn farmer and baseball aficionado.
“Quality is free, but only to those who pay for it.”
Research, development, and experimentation have spawned innovations, inventions, and discoveries…They have rocketed our world from dark to light, manual to automated, analog to digital.
Sci-fi fanciers watching NBC around 30 years ago may remember the series Quantum Leap. The short-lived serial used (often not very well) quantum physics and time travel as a loose basis for situational comedy, history lessons, and social commentary.
For the past 16 years, thousands of hotel owners and operators have convened in Memphis, Tennessee for the annual Southern Lodging Summit to exchange ideas and expound upon the latest news, trends, and challenges in the hotel industry.
Ride the surging surf, explore ghostly shipwrecks in the deep, survey exquisite historical mansions, ascend the beauty of the Great Smokey Mountains, watch clear water tumble from a fall, sample southern and coastal dishes...The list goes on. North Carolina brims with attractions and adventures, from the lush greenery of Asheville to the bright beacon of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. And more and more people are discovering N.C.’s abundant natural and man-made allure.