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BOOK: Former NFL player tells inspirational story
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances By Leland Melvin Amistad Publishing, $25.99 HC Retired pro football player Leland Melvin thought his road to the NFL was an incredible journey until he climbed aboard the shuttle Atlantis and traveled to outer space. Twice. Melvin, a former Detroit Lions wide receiver, engineer
Clergy intervention program reduces health risk factors
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
DURHAM – An intervention program for over 1,100 United Methodist clergy in North Carolina led to improvements in weight, cholesterol and blood pressure that were sustained over 24 months. The findings were published by Duke University researchers in the June 19 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. They represent the culmination of
New homes underway in Sanford
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
RALEIGH – Autumnwood homes are underway by its award-winning custom builder team of Preservation Homes, Prewitt Custom Homes, Tingen Construction Company and Walker DesignBuild. Located between highways 1 and 421, Autumnwood is minutes from downtown Sanford, 20 minutes to both Apex and Fayetteville, 22 minutes to I-540, and 42 minutes to Research
Black unemployment rate falls for the wrong reasons
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Black workers continued to experience lackluster job growth under the Trump administration, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Although the share of black workers that held jobs ticked up from 57.6 percent in April to 57.7 percent in May, and the unemployment rate decreased from 7.9 percent to 7.5 percent, the latest numbers also
Budget deal to end adult prosecution of North Carolina teens
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina appears ready to give up being one of the only states that automatically prosecutes 16- and 17-year-olds as adults for crimes. A policy decision included in the state's budget deal would "raise the age" of juvenile courts to include 16- and 17-year-olds, like much of the rest of the country, and end the state's nearly
Chavis Basketball League starts Tuesday
Monday, June 19, 2017
RALEIGH – Ten teams, including Infinity Engineering, will compete in the Chavis Basketball Summer League, which begins Tuesday at Emery Gymnasium on St. Augustine’s campus. Admission is free. The Infinity Engineering team will consist of SAU student-athletes, including CIAA Player of the Year Quincy January. The league will feature a
Lewis Family celebrates over 60 years of reunions
Monday, June 19, 2017
RALEIGH – For 62 consecutive years, the Lewis Family of eastern North Carolina, now five generations deep, has gathered on the fourth weekend in June to, reconnect, fellowship and reflect on their rich history. A different member and branch of the Lewis family tree hosts the annual family reunion event each year. This year, the reunion will be held
Rites of Passage initiates five into manhood
Monday, June 19, 2017
DURHAM – Five young men survived the rigorous demands of the Rites of Passage program to graduate Saturday with a traditional African ceremony. The annual event is a nine-month program harnessing the power of community to mentor and guide black young men to take responsibility, develop life skills, and position themselves for continued success as
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Manage garden pests and mosquitoes in the landscape

A garden filled with flowers, birds, bees and butterflies is a sight to behold. These winged

DPS delays discussion on superintendent characteristics

DURHAM – The Durham school board postponed a discussion on what characteristics they would

Prairie View A&M HOFer passes

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Clifford Gilliard, a Prairie View A&M sports hall of famer and