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Protect your child on the ‘information superhighway’
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RALEIGH – Bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media is providing online channels for negative interactions between children, with more than half of teens reporting they have witnessed online bullying. Experts like Peggy Caruso, a life coach and author of the book "Revolutionizing Your
 
BOOK: Time to change the conversation about racism
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
It’s Not Always Racist…But Sometimes It Is: Reshaping How We Think About Racism By Dionne Wright Poulton, Ph.D. Archway Publishing, $15.99 PB Has the hot-button issue of racism gotten out of hand in the public discourse? The incendiary work is harder to strictly define than many would think. When inaccurately applied, an accusation can muddy
 
Preserve the harvest for winter meals and holiday gifts
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer; you’ve run out of cabbage recipes, and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT. Or maybe you just couldn’t resist that special deal on a bushel of tomatoes, potatoes or apples at the farmer’s market. So what is a gardener or shopper to do with all that produce? Since properly stored
 
A case for shorter sermons
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The most celebrated speech in American history was less than three minutes. President Abraham Lincoln's address at Gettysburg was only 269 words, but it captured the history, pain, and aspirations of the nation with soaring eloquence and inspiring imagery. Many forget that Lincoln's speech was not the keynote at the ceremony that day. The featured speaker
 
Eight women Christian men should never marry
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
After my column “10 Men Christian Women Should Never Marry” went viral, I received numerous requests to share similar guidelines for men who are looking for wives. Since I am mentoring several young men right now and have seen a few of them marry successfully during the past few years, it wasn’t difficult to draft this list. These are the
 
Eagles seek ‘a season of change’
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DURHAM – New coach Jerry Mack isn’t the only major adjustment for N.C. Central’s upcoming football season. Gone is quarterback Jordan Reid, who ended his college career with the school’s best completion percentage (55.9), and linebacker Tazmon Foster, who set a single-season record in tackles with 144. But Mack says change is good.
 
Affordable housing near proposed light rail
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DURHAM – Building affordable housing near the city’s future light rail transit system is easier said than done. The Durham City/County Planning Department hosted a community meeting to encourage the development of affordable housing near rail lines, however there is much to consider. The city has yet to receive the final seal of approval from
 
St. Aug’s Ward reviews first 100 days
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RALEIGH – Saint Augustine’s University interim president Everett B. Ward has talked the talk and walked the walk during his first 100 days at the school. Ward released a First 100 Days Report last week outlining what he has accomplished and plans for St. Aug’s with the help of faculty, staff and the community. “We made a commitment
 
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St. Aug’s adds 7 to staff

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Rams looking to continue dominance

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