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The North Carolina ferry service that annually carry thousands of passengers to Outer Banks islands is facing a shortage of deck hands, seamen and captains. There’s usually a waiting list to get a ferry job, but this year the service needs them to fill an expanded summer schedule and for the future, said Jed Dixon, deputy director of the North Carolina Ferry Division. “We’re having a harder ...

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Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this humorous and dramatic limited series based on James McBride’s acclaimed novel. It’s told from the point of view of “Onion,” a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers battling slavery in Kansas, and eventually finds himself in the famous 1859 Army depot raid at Harpers Ferry. (Aug. 9, Showtime).

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