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Six things that raise your blood pressure
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Keeping blood pressure under control can mean adding things to your life, such as exercise, that help lower it. But you may not realize that it also means avoiding things that raise it. If you or someone you care about is among the one in three U.S. adults – about 80 million people – with high blood pressure, you need to be aware of these six
Thursday, October 13, 2016
WAKE COUNTY Muriel Summers, principal of A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School, was named the 2016-17 Wake County Public School System Principal of the Year. Summers has been principal of Combs for 19 years and was integral to its creation as the nation’s first Leadership Magnet school (now more than 3,000). Combs was named the top magnet
N. Carolina Supreme Court race could shift partisan balance
Thursday, October 13, 2016
RALEIGH – The philosophical and political balance of North Carolina's Supreme Court could shift as voters this fall choose to keep a longtime justice or replace him with a veteran Wake County trial judge. Associate Justice Bob Edmunds is seeking to stay on the court after winning eight-year terms in 2000 and 2008. His challenger is Superior Court
Support for the death penalty hits 40-year low
Thursday, October 13, 2016
RALEIGH – The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear two death-penalty cases this term. And while the court will primarily consider constitutional law in reaching their decisions, research shows that half of the country does not support capitol punishment. A new study released by the Pew Research Center found that the number of Americans in favor of
Designer turns to creating doll clothing
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Brenda Ragland has always been interested in fashion and designing clothes, but she didn’t have the funding to start her own line. She channeled some of that energy into creating beautiful drawings of her designs, but wanted to do more. That’s when her aunt suggested that she design doll clothes. Ragland did a little research and visited some
Falcons, Bears clash in volleyball
Thursday, October 13, 2016
You know basketball is near when the preseason polls start. CC wishes we had a dollar for every poll out there. Anyway, Division I Bulletin ranks Virginia Union men No. 23, for whatever that’s worth. The CIAA will release its preseason predicted order of finish on Friday, past CC’s print deadline, but you can catch the update on our blog. The
Hillside's Jackson readies to further his track career
Thursday, October 13, 2016
DURHAM – Hillside High senior Desmond Jackson, 17, recently returned from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he was Team USA’s youngest male competitor in track and field at the Paralympic Games. Jackson, whose leg was amputated before his first birthday due to a birth defect, said, “It was a really great experience… a once-in-a-lifetime
Tuskegee sets the DII bar
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Former CIAA Commissioner Leon Kerry had a familiar saying when it came to NCAA Division II championships and HBCUs. “The biggest difference between Division I and Division II is you can win a championship in Division II,” he said. Kerry last said those words after Virginia Union, under legendary men’s basketball coach Dave Robbins, won
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