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Senate majority leader practices politics of personal destruction
Topic - Deborah D. Pettit
For every resident, there's been an aftershock. A year after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the ground from North Carolina to New Jersey, the 471-person town of Mineral at the quake's epicenter continues to tremble.
"It is business as usual," she said. "It's our new normal and we take everything in stride."
Despite the historic quake, no deaths and only minor injuries were reported, a "miracle" not lost on the school community, said Ms. Pettit, the superintendent of the school district, which lost an elementary school and a high school to quake damage.