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Design an outdoor room for all to enjoy
Thursday, June 30, 2016
No matter your budget, space or gardening experience, you can design an outdoor entertainment area for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Start by gathering ideas from magazines, the Internet and websites like Gardener’s Supply Company for examples of outdoor garden spaces. Next, select an area that is convenient and suitable for your outdoor
Thursday, June 30, 2016
DELTA SIGMA THETA In keeping with the sorority’s mission of educational development, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has awarded $5,500 in scholarships to eight graduating seniors from high schools in Orange and Chatham counties. The recipients of the $750 scholarships are Jada Young (Carrboro High),
Action urged on toxic chemical in NC drinking water
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
RALEIGH – In the wake of a major overhaul of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, the Environmental Protection Agency is being urged to act on a chemical found in several North Carolina water systems. The Environmental Working Group is urging the EPA to address PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), a chemical used in hundreds of household products and
Low maintenance vegetable gardening for a bountiful harvest
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Increase your harvest without increasing the size of your garden or workload. All you need is a bit of intensive planting, along with some low maintenance techniques. Invest some time upfront to prepare the garden soil. This will save you time throughout the growing season. Add several inches of organic matter and a slow release fertilizer into the top 8
Help for homeowners facing foreclosure
Thursday, June 23, 2016
RALEIGH — June is National Home Ownership Month, and while an increasing number of North Carolinians are celebrating by purchasing homes, families who are facing foreclosure have little to cheer. There were 29,201 foreclosure filings statewide in 2015. But hope exists. The N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund, administered by the North Carolina Housing
Raleigh families have a new place to call home
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
RALEIGH – DHIC, Wake County’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developer, celebrated the grand opening of its latest housing community last weekend. Emerson Glen is a $7.5 million affordable apartment community for families and individuals on Tryon Road in Raleigh. It features 48 apartment units (12 one-bedroom, 28 two-bedroom and eight
Fundraiser for Freelonís Blackspace
Sunday, June 19, 2016
DURHAM – Blackspace is taking Durham into the (Afro)future with two community events for its kickstarter. On June 23 at 7 p.m., Blackspace Durham will be taking over The Vault on Broad Street for a Pan-African dance party featuring live drummers, African dancers and a DJ spinning tracks from Nigeria to Haiti. Admission is a sliding scale donation of
Thursday, June 16, 2016
WAKE COUNTY Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic recently awarded eight high school scholarships to Wake County students: Broughton High: Tate Preston, $500; Jessica Dixon, $100 Garner High: Samantha Crews, $500; Ashley Zimmerman, $100 Sanderson High: Elise Durham, $500; Kyle Jones, $100 Southeast Raleigh: Janae Brown, $500; Tenesha McDuffie, $100 DURHAM COUNTY

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Is sex after a heart attack safe?

The last thing Dionne Short expected in her late 40s was to become one of the thousands of black

SBC repudiates display of Confederate flag

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Messengers to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention renounced a display of

Pastors on politics: biblical, not controversial

LOUIS – Proclaiming scripture instead of promoting controversy is their approach when