$1,325,000 Homes for Sale in Connecticut, California and South Carolina

One might have thought the most interesting thing about this house in southeastern Connecticut was that it belongs to Chris Elliott, the actor, comedian and writer, and his wife, Paula Niedert. But just as compelling is the identity of a previous owner: a local celebrity named Elizabeth Tashjian, better known as the Nut Lady. In 1972, Ms. Tashjian, an artist who inherited the property from her father, turned it into a cult attraction called the Nut Museum, ultimately charging three dollars and one nut as an entrance fee.

The Elliotts bought the house from a subsequent owner in 2008. Although it had been fixed up and endowed with central air-conditioning, they polished it, bringing in vintage and period-style fixtures, moldings and glass, and recreating a Victorian

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A PSA That The Holy Grail Of Chrysler Minivans Is For Sale In North Carolina For Only $2,500

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Part of my obligation as a Jalopnik writer is to help readers score the vehicles of their dreams. At least, that’s how I’ll justify writing this post about the perfect 1990 Chrysler minivan—a turbocharged manual Dodge Caravan with a red interior!

This Plymouth Voyager “needs a lot of love” according to its owner, who says on Facebook Marketplace that the 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-four makes low oil pressure and powers the pulley of a broken power steering pump. In all likelihood, this Voyager needs a motor rebuild (or maybe a new oil pump or new oil pressure sender—who knows?) and a power steering pump. Plus that missing piece at the base of the windshield, and whatever the seller is referring to when he says “Needs some other things.” It’s a tall-ish order, sure, but the project seems manageable for a few grand.

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North Carolina City Ignores Its Own Rules To Keep Homeless Shelter Out Of Its New Home

For more than 30 years, the Catherine H. Barber Memorial Shelter has quietly served North Wilkesboro and broader Wilkes County in North Carolina. It’s a small, temporary shelter with 10 beds that helps those who have fallen on hard times get back on their feet; the maximum stay is generally two weeks. Most nights there are a few empty beds, but on occasion the shelter—the only one in 70,000 resident Wilkes County—must turn away the needy. After losing its lease on the home it has occupied for three decades, the shelter was offered a new building, free of charge. But it may never be able to move in.

A local dentist moved his practice and offered the shelter his now empty office building. And

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High court reinstates S. Carolina ballot witness requirement

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a requirement that South Carolina residents voting by mail in November’s election get a witness to sign their ballots.

Democrats had sought to have the requirement put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Republicans had defended it as deterring fraud.

While the high court reinstated the requirement as a lawsuit over it proceeds, voters have already started returning ballots. More than 200,000 absentee ballots have been mailed and 18,000 returned, according to the state’s election commission.

The court said that any ballots cast before the court’s action Monday evening “and received within two days of this order may not be rejected for failing to comply with the witness requirement.“

State Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick cheered the decision. “Despite the Democrats’ efforts to hijack a pandemic and use it to meddle with our election laws, they’ve lost,” he said in

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Real estate news: This year’s Triangle Parade of Homes tour features North Carolina house designs with COVID-19 in mind

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The opportunity is back to meander through meticulously crafted homes. Parade of Homes is returning during COVID-19 and organizers are putting several safety precautions in place.

At a home in northern Wake County, visitors marvel at a glass-encased staircase, check out imported wood or float through an expansive kitchen perfect for entertaining.

Builders of the 6,000-square-foot home describe the architectural style as British West Indies, and the outdoor living features will surely make you feel like you’re on vacation.

“Especially in the evening and at dusk when it’s lit up, it just adds a whole new feature,” Raleigh Custom Homes Lead Designer Connie Allen said.

Multiple TVs are set up in the lounge area. There’s space for alfresco cooking and dining. A hot tub and fountain are by the pool, ideal for families these days.

“Swimming pools have just taken off because people are not going

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