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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
 
SCHOOL NEWS
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
 
ADOPT US!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Madison, 11 Alexis, 8 Alexis and Madison are an adorable sibling group that desire to become members of a loving forever family. Alexis is a very friendly, funny and sweet little girl who is described as witty and full of energy. She enjoys riding her bike, watching the Disney Channel, playing with her sister and listening to pop music. Alexis loves
 
Ebonettes honors 13 on Founders Day
Thursday, June 9, 2016
DURHAM – The Ebonettes Service Club of Durham celebrated its 44th Founders Day recently with over 340 guests. The event theme was “Changing Lives through Action and Compassion.” Thirteen civic and community individuals “who dare to make a difference” in the community were honored for their committed volunteer outreach efforts
 
The truth about hot peppers
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Don’t be afraid to add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in the garden or containers. It’s easier than you think, and many of the hot pepper myths floating around the garden are simply not true. Don’t worry about your hot peppers heating up your sweet peppers. Peppers are normally self-pollinated.
 
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Disrespect from Democrats and Republicans

After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of

Domestic violence funds narrowly survive LGBT law fight

RALEIGH – Millions of dollars in funding for domestic violence programs in North Carolina

NCCU left out of MEAC TV

The MEAC released its TV football schedule last week on the ESPN family of networks. Nine games