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Ask Dr. Swiner: Sleep is underrated, Part 2
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
If your busy mind won’t turn off, write your to-do list before going to bed and keep it next to you on the bed stand. If you awaken with another item on your mind, write it down and then turn over to return to sleep. Another thing I’ve read about in studies is to use the bed only for sleep. This may sound funny, as there are many other things
MOVIE REVIEW: Take Me to the River
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Take Me to the River 3 stars Rated PG for smoking, mild epithets and mature themes A lot of great soul music came out of Memphis in the 1960s and early ‘70s. Stax Records launched the careers of acts like Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Booker T. and the MGs while its crosstown rival Hi Records had Al Green, Ann Peebles and O.V. Wright. Take Me to
Checklist for fall garden and landscape care
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear; pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter. Those in warm climates are switching to winter annuals, while those in colder regions are fortifying their landscapes for the cold winter ahead. No matter
Bishop T.D. Jakes sues Young Jeezy and Kendrick Lamar
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Internationally-renowned Bishop T.D. Jakes is vowing to file a lawsuit against popular rapper Young Jeezy and singer Kendrick Lamar for sampling portions of his sermon without his consent. Jakes, the highly influential televangelist who transformed a tiny West Virginia-based congregation into a transcontinental religious empire called The Potter’s
10 reasons church members donít invite others to worship
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Several years ago, more than one study showed large percentages of unchurched would consider attending a church if someone simply invited them. The problem is not the attitude of the unchurched; rather, it is often the failure of church members to invite others. When my church consulting teams have asked church members about their reticence to invite
Traditional marriage proponents rally in Raleigh
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
RALEIGH – Several thousand people packed Halifax mall in downtown Raleigh Tuesday in support of traditional marriage. Return America, a grassroots organization that promotes Judeo-Christian values, organized the rally to take a stand for Biblical marriage. Though the majority of voters in 2012 voted to uphold Amendment One (denouncing the
Court blocks parts of new NC voting law
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
RALEIGH – A federal appeals court panel is ordering parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law set aside for next month's elections because it is likely to disenfranchise black voters. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals split 2-1 on Wednesday. The court says same-day registration should be allowed and ballots cast outside a voter's assigned
St. Augís legacy tour a hit with alumni, students
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
RALEIGH — Saint Augustine’s 2014 Legacy Tour will go down as a pivotal event that showcased the rich history of an institution that has shaped and molded thousands students from across the globe. On Sept. 20, SAU, founded in 1867 by 11 Episcopal priests, opened its doors to showcase how enriching the university has been for the past 147 years.
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Chick-fil-A Race Series

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Yard Sale

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Baseball Tournament

Pioneers in the Park is a two-day junior &

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Power broke black leaders

Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never did and never

Durham celebrates MED Week

DURHAM – Local business owners will get their chance this week to learn how to connect

Seven under-recognized bad decisions by the General Assembly

Most of the heated debate this fall about the decisions made by the folks in charge of the