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Writing my own happy ending
Thursday, May 26, 2016
I have experienced a lot of disappointment in my 18 years on this earth. These disappointments have been brought on by a number of factors: difficult situations, other people and myself. I was very isolated as a child, and I didn’t have many friends because of my lack of human interaction. But I’m not complaining; I grew up with pretty
BOOK: Can friends rebound from past hurts?
Thursday, May 26, 2016
where we fall By Rochelle B. Weinstein Lake Union Publishing, $14.95 PB On the surface, Abby Holden has it all. She is the mother of a beautiful daughter and the wife of Ryan, a beloved high school football coach. Yet depression has a vice grip on Abby, and every day tugs a little harder on the loose threads of her marriage, threatening to unravel her
Ask Nadia: Doctor doesn’t give enough insulin
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Dear Nadia, I use an insulin pump, and since we have changed insurance plans, I have a new doctor who will not give me enough insulin to last me a month. I have told him that I run out of insulin every month. – Andrew, Sacramento, Calif. Dear Andrew, That is outrageous. Your physician must not be an endocrinologist and clearly does not understand
A&T’s Robinson adds to recruiting class
Thursday, May 26, 2016
N.C. A&T women’s basketball coach Tarrell Robinson, who recently had his contract extended, has signed three additional players to his recruiting class. Winthrop transfer Aliyah Kilpatrick, Alabama transfer C’coreia Foy and high-schooler Chrishyanah Alston will join Aggieland in the fall. “We really got better with the late signing
Shaw, SAU athletes earn top honors
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Diverse Issues recently named Shaw student-athletes’ Merideth Alexander, Kaula Jacks and Alphonso Boone 2016 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars in its Higher Education magazine. The honor recognizes student-athletes who have excelled in academics as well as athletics, along with community service and student leadership. Alexander was a member of the
Burkheart Ellis Jr. follows family tradition
Thursday, May 26, 2016
RALEIGH – Track and field star Burkheart Ellis Jr. followed his parents' footsteps when he received his diploma at Saint Augustine's University commencement. Like his mom and dad, Ellis Jr. ran for legendary coach George Williams. Sophia Ifill and Ellis Sr. were both track and field standouts in the 1990s. Ifill, Ellis Sr., and grandmother Dorrien
Shaw University aids student’s ‘walk’
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
RALEIGH – When Danette Majette crossed the stage at the Raleigh Auditorium earlier this month as a 2016 magna cum laude graduate of Shaw, nobody could see the post-traumatic stress disorder that caused chronic pain, depression and anxiety following a retail job injury that almost kept her away. She knew she could not sit for long periods of time and
Chavis redevelopment plans head to city council
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
RALEIGH – The Park, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board accepted the John Chavis Memorial Park Implementation Study last week, setting the stage for things to get rolling on the park’s redevelopment. The board’s recommendation will be forwarded next month to the Raleigh City Council after several meetings and public input sessions over
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