Reader points out a laughable mistake in Saturday’s edition

By Abbi Overfelt

February 17, 2014

To the editor:

Re: Picture of snowy tree and “robin:” That’s a cardinal, for Pete’s sake! The most recognizable bird in Noah’s ark, and North Carolina’s state bird.

Linda Yarnell


Linda is not the first to point out to us our ridiculous error. In Saturday’s edition of the Laurinburg Exchange, we printed an unfortunate caption with a page 1A photo that labeled our state bird as a “robin,” an error that’s certainly regrettable. We would dare, although not a funny mistake, to call the error laughable — if we couldn’t laugh, we would cry. — editor.