"I've left no trace of my promises!"
-- Carlo Zollinger, rising 8th-grader, Charlotte
"The airport's only a local fire."
-- Jim Price, Huntersville
"I burned down this forest to protect citizens from the very real threat of future fires!"
-- Janet Lama, Charlotte
"Be prepared -- for more!"
-- Steve LaDue, Fort Mill
"I promise to do a good turnabout daily."
-- John Bradey, Matthews
Thanks for all the great entries. Here's just a selection from some of the better lines we also received:
"Be prepared. Be very prepared."
"Be prepared for the 19th Century."
"A scout is thrifty. Just ask the teachers."
"Well, that solves the airport problem."
"Those trees were outsiders!"
"Liberals can't see the forest for the trees!"
"The McCrory oath: A Scout is trustworthy (ha), loyal (to Art Pope), helpful (to my big donors), friendly (ditto) …"
"What scorched earth policy?"
"Here's to the Land of the Long Leaf Pine!"
"I'm still a Tenderfoot! Just wait!"
"We didn't start the fire! It was always burnin' since the state was turnin' . . ."
Feel free to join a discussion about the winners, add more captions of your own, or let us know your favorites by clicking the 'Comments' link below. Please join us again Monday, August 5, for a new cartoon caption challenge. -- Kevin Siers