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Save money and water while still enjoying a beautiful garden
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Too much or not enough water and never when you need it seems to be a common lament of gardeners. Reduce the impact of these weather challenges while conserving water, saving money on water and sewer bills, and growing beautiful gardens with the help of rain barrels. These century old devices are making a comeback as droughts, watering restrictions and
 
Summer project fair keeps students learning
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
DURHAM – For many students, summer vacation means kicking back and mentally “checking out” from learning, but for students at the Emily K Center, it is synonymous with a project fair. Every summer, first- through eighth-grade students participate in the Emily K Summer Scholars Project Fair, complete with a visit from members of the Duke
 
Fathers Forever to celebrate new digs
Sunday, July 24, 2016
After years of restoring responsible fatherhood, Fathers Forever is settling into new, permanent digs. The public is invited to join an open house celebration at 11000 Brookside Drive, Suite 113, on July 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Fathers Forever helps fathers facing jail time for failing to pay child support zero in on barriers to being financially, physically
 
Girl Scouts receives funding from Duke Energy
Thursday, July 21, 2016
RALEIGH — Girl Scouts–North Carolina Coastal Pines received a generous $40,000 donation from the Duke Energy Foundation to help support and expand TechnoQuest, an all-girl event focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. TechnoQuest is a daylong event for over 150 middle and high school girls and provides opportunities to explore
 
Chapel Hill employees honored for service
Thursday, July 21, 2016
CHAPEL HILL – John French, resident services coordinator for the Town of Chapel Hill, was chosen as the 2016 W. Calvin Horton Service Award winner. Deputy Manager Flo Miller announced the award last week at an employee awards ceremony as part of the Town’s Employee Appreciation Day at the UNC Friday Center. The award is one of the highest
 
Shaw University partners with American Underground
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
DURHAM – The American Underground campus at the American Tobacco Historic District will now be the home of Shaw University’s adult degree program, Centers for Alternative Programs in Education. Shaw has partnered with Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub at American Underground under the direction of the university president Tashni-Ann Dubroy.
 
Congress looks to change diaper assistance
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
RALEIGH – One dirty truth - literally - about child rearing is the high cost of diapers. They cost families from $70 to $80 a month per child. Congress is considering legislation that would fund pilot programs in North Carolina and other states to help low-income families afford the necessity. Currently, no federal program meets that need, says
 
Cary co. wins business award
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
CARY – SugarKane Sugaring Spa of Cary was one of 103 small businesses chosen by SCORE as an American Small Business Championship winner. SCORE is a nonprofit that services the needs of small business owners. The award honors businesses that have beaten the odds to succeed. Each winner received a $1,000 Sam's Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip
 
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