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Conserve time and water while growing gardens
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce, or enjoying beautiful floral displays from your garden. Container gardeners may want to invest in self-watering pots. These containers have built-in reservoirs to reduce watering frequency. Commercial and homemade self-watering
Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general
Thursday, April 23, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, 55, now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as the first black woman in the nation's top law
Jay Butler returns to VUU as head coach
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lester "Jay" Butler Jr., will be named the 10th men’s head coach in Virginia Union’s history at a press conference next Tuesday. One of the top coaches in the East Region at the University of the District of Columbia as head women's basketball coach, Butler has enjoyed outstanding success at the Division II level over a career that has spanned
Her aim: ministry at historically black colleges
Thursday, April 23, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Joy Pigg jumped at the opportunity to help launch a new Baptist Collegiate Ministry group at Southern University of New Orleans. Pigg's readiness for a ministry challenge stretches far beyond SUNO. The vision of this student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell College is to see Baptist campus ministry groups launched
Chip Luter embraces opportunity in Tampa
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Chip Luter said he is excited about leading "a multi-ethnic congregation that has lots of youth and children, which has been the focus of my ministry.” It was a hard decision to leave Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, where his father is pastor, but the makeup of Sulphur Springs fits him, he said. Sulphur Springs, in the inner city of Tampa, Florida,
Thursday, April 23, 2015
TRIBUTE LUNCHEON Durham Convention & Visitors’ Bureau will host its annual Tribute Luncheon April 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Durham Convention Center. Email: tributeluncheon@durham-cvb.com. RECRUITMENT FAIR A non-residential recruitment fair is April 29 at 10 a.m. at the Kittrell Job Corps Center, 1096 US Hwy 1 South, Kittrell. Contact:
Who isn't paying taxes?
Thursday, April 23, 2015
RALEIGH – Congressional hearings in the past few years have made headlines exposing how Apple and Microsoft moved money overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. But as a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice shows these name-brand companies aren't alone. Matt Gardner, executive director with the Institute on Taxation and Public Policy, says companies
A reminder of the rigged redistricting game
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The last few weeks have made clear again what government reform advocates have said for almost 30 years in North Carolina. Politicians should not be allowed to choose their voters, to draw their own districts for election to anything: Congress, the General Assembly or city council. On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a ruling by the North Carolina
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