Comments will be turned off for the New Year's weekend

Hello NCRonline readers!

Our editorial department is closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2016, and we have decided it will be easier on our staff to turn off the comments system for the weekend, effective 9 a.m. CDT on Dec. 31. You may notice that the comments section will absent from the website through Sunday, Jan. 3. Comments will return Monday, Jan. 4.

Happy New Year's to you all!

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