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Car Review: Cadillac CTS
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
DETROIT – After a couple of days test-driving the 2014 Cadillac CTS, we looked at the price sheet for the car and said “Whoa!” Not because the midsize luxury sedan was overpriced, but at $65,425 as tested, the price point was squarely in line with the midsize sedans offered by German luxury brands. Thus, the bottom line boiled down to
 
Activist moves ministry to new location
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Julia Ross Harrelson grow up in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina, on a farm with more than 114 acres of tobacco, squash, snap peas and anything else you could think of. The youngest of eight children, Harrelson had the task of collecting wood for the stove and gathering water from the spring near the farm. Her father Walter Ross distributed surplus food to
 
Standing firm amid intolerance
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, La. – Are you willing to be ridiculed for your beliefs? Are you prepared to take a loss in exchange for remaining true to your faith? It seems these questions soon will have to be reckoned with, considering that religious intolerance is on the rise in the United States. Private religious expression is just fine. However, some insist
 
Housing allowance survives at appeals court
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
CHICAGO – A federal appeals court has overturned a decision striking down the 60-year-old ministerial housing allowance in an action cheered by Southern Baptist leaders. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled Nov. 13 that an atheist organization lacked the legal right – known as "standing" – to challenge the portion of a
 
Are Republicans ready to welcome blacks?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Since the Republicans takeover of Congress Nov. 4, I have received numerous emails and phone calls from many of my Democratic friends indicating that they are ready to join the Republican Party. My dilemma is that I am not quite sure the Republican Party is ready to receive them. I began to call these friends one at a time to discuss what made them come to
 
Experts predict looming budget crisis after tax cuts
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina lawmakers are likely enjoying some downtime after the legislative session and a midterm election, but experts predict a tough session waiting for them on their return to Raleigh. A report from the Office of the State Controller indicates tax revenues are down almost $400 million compared with the same time last year - a 6
 
Loss of smell could predict death for elderly
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Older adults who’ve lost their sense of smell — namely the ability to pick up on strong odors like smelly socks or bacon sizzling in a pan — could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according to a study involving more than 3,000 people ages 57 to 85. The study, which published recently in the science journal PLOS ONE,
 
Affirmative action and racial stereotypes in higher education
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In order to get rid of the stereotypes that follow disadvantaged minorities who are admitted to college through race-conscious affirmative action, admissions policies would have to hold the disadvantaged group to higher standards than their more advantaged peers. So argue a pair of University of California, Berkley law professors in a new National Bureau
 
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Help find missing Durham child

If you see this missing child, call (919) 560-4600 or 911.

‘Big House’ Gaines honored with character award

Winston-Salem State legendary basketball coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines will

Public weigh in on transit future

DURHAM – If all gets approved and goes as planned, the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit