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Duke establishes fund for financial aid
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Duke University has received $23 million to establish a challenge fund for undergraduate financial aid, President Richard H. Brodhead said Tuesday. Almost half of undergraduates receive need-based financial aid. The Access and Opportunity Challenge was launched with a $10 million gift from alumni Barbara and Fred Sutherland, $10 million from The Duke
 
Homegrown flavor from an indoor garden
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Add some homegrown flavor to your winter meals. From microgreens to tomatoes, it is possible to grow produce indoors. Microgreens are a quick and easy way to add some flavor and crunch to your plate. Just plant seeds labeled for sprouting or microgreens in a shallow container filled with a sterile potting or seed starting mix. Within two weeks you will
 
Kindergartners get an early start to college savings
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
DURHAM – It’s never too early to start putting that piggy bank in your child’s bedroom to good use. Durham Kids Save is a new initiative at Y.E. Smith Elementary Museum School that will help children and their families put away funds for college. All eligible kindergartners will have their own savings account with an initial $100 deposit.
 
Protect your home from cold weather
Monday, January 18, 2016
CHARLOTTE – Winter is off to a slow start this year, but with temperatures dropping in parts of the state, experts recommend making sure your home is ready for Jack Frost. The Insurance Information Institute says water damage and freezing account for almost 22 percent of all homeowners' insurance claims. Frozen pipes are a common cold weather
 
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Hungry children in rich America

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Low-income students need more support

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Meeting violence with faith and love

DURHAM – There were 45 deaths in Durham last year as the result of violence. For years