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Confederate flag was never 'misappropriated'
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The other night I listened to a South Carolina state legislator announce his support for pulling down the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina statehouse. In the course of his quite interesting comments, he argued that the Confederate flag had been misappropriated by hate-groups. MSNBC talk-show host Chris Hayes politely asked him how it was
Food truck to employ former inmates
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
DURHAM – Sixty percent of men and women in Durham who come home from prison are still unemployed a year later. 2econd Helpings is a food truck that will hire ex-felons, calling them “reconciliation and reentry teams.” 2econd Helpings is a partnership between the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, the Durham County Criminal
Southern customers unhappy with business phone etiquette
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Only a third of people in America's South are satisfied with the way businesses handle their phone calls, new research has revealed. The countrywide study of 2,234 consumers, conducted by audio branding specialist PH Media Group, discovered just 33 percent of respondents are pleased with companies' phone manner. Despite this, the South came out of the
Like mother, like daughter
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Marcella Mollon-Williams is passing on a longstanding family tradition. A fifth-generation entrepreneur, Mollon-Williams has forwarded that spirit to her 15-year-old daughter, Gabrielle Jordan. Gabrielle is the owner of Jewelz of Jordan, an upscale jewelry business that she started at age 9. She also is the co-founder of ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute,
Eco-friendly mosquito control
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape. Start by eliminating standing water in the yard. Buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and downspouts that hold water make the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Drain water that
Gospel choir raises patients’ spirits
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – Last fall, newly hired Shawn Davis put together a group of gospel singers for UNC Hospitals' annual Multicultural Fair. Ever since that performance, the Environmental Services Gospel Choir, comprising of housekeeping staff from the day and night shifts, can be found singing words of encouragement across UNC Hospitals. “I’m
10 pantry essentials for healthy cooking
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Stock your kitchen with these basic building blocks for a wide variety of good-for-you recipes that are quick and easy to create. Canola Oil: This kitchen workhorse is one of the most healthful cooking oils available and excellent for almost any kind of recipe. It contains the least saturated fat and most plant-based omega-3 fat of all common cooking oils,
NC earns federal funding for e-learning
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
RALEIGH – North Carolina will receive over $23 million to expand Internet access to K-12 classrooms across the state. Governor Pat McCrory’s office announced the additional funds on Monday, bringing the total funding by the FCC E-rate program to $40 million. “By providing all students in North Carolina with access to high-speed wireless
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