Finding a good-sized, inexpensive barrel, previously used to age bourbon, is not so easy, as a hot sauce maker on the hunt found out. But they can be found, and when they are, these barrels experience a remarkable afterlife.
Travelers who stop for a shoeshine at Getnet Marsha's booth at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport are in for a quality shoeshine — and an interesting story. Marsha came to the U.S. as a political refugee 20 years ago, but he continues to find ways to make a difference back home.
President Obama and Mitt Romney are both vying for the traditionally red state of North Carolina. While some Republicans see no way Obama can win, two political strategists with long careers in the state, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, say Obama has a very good chance of repeating his 2008 upset in the state.
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