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Ask Dr. Swiner: How worried should we be about Ebola
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
We’ve been saddened and scared by news of spreading Ebola in Africa and the two workers returning to the United States. Just how afraid should we be? What do we know and don’t know about this potentially fatal and debilitating disease? From what we know, the Ebola virus, known in the medical world as viral hemorrhagic disease or fever, is one
 
Kid-run organization cultivates community
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
DURHAM – When Heven Rooks was 10 years old, she saw a homeless man begging for money. From that day forward, she and her parents have been inspired to make a difference. Thus, By R.E.A.L. Kids was born. By R.E.A.L. Kids is a membership organization for ages 7-13 “aimed at cultivating a generation of kids that are Responsible, Enterprising, and
 
Affordable housing remains top priority in Chapel Hill
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
An affordable housing development proposed for Legion Road remains a top community priority, in spite of recent news that its tax credit application was unsuccessful. The Town of Chapel Hill has set aside 8.5 acres of property for the development in the newly established Ephesus Fordham District. The plan is to develop two rental communities –
 
Personal trainer spreads message of healthy living
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Crystal Adell defies the stereotype that black women do not consistently pursue a physical exercise discipline. Now, the certified personal trainer is on a mission to further dismantle the stereotype and reverse the disproportionate statistical data regarding health and obesity among black women by advancing the message of healthy living. “It is my
 
BOOK: Get on down the Soul Train line
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style By Nelson George William Morrow, $27.99 They should have called you Super Fly. Yep, that’s what you were, dancing in front of your TV every Saturday, spinning on the carpet and waving your arms around until you got yelled at for “going break something.” But
 
Album Review: Jazz ode to African culture
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Isis & Osiris The Mark Lomax Trio **** (4/5 stars) Release date: Sept. 16 The Mark Lomax Trio will release Isis & Osiris, a unique jazz concept album brimming with African mytho-spiritual themes and mesmerizing polyrhythms. Featuring renowned drummer Lomax, accompanied by Edwin Bayard on tenor saxophone and Dean Hulett on bass, the CD follows
 
Talk is cheap, act now
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Let me know if you ever feel this way: The whole idea about blessings is becoming more and more clear to me every day. I don’t know if it’s age or not, but life’s experiences do bring perspective to one’s outlook regarding the notion of being blessed. I mean, haven’t we all been taught that it’s better to give than to
 
Share your faith with seekers and skeptics
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
If thinking about the concept of apologetics (communicating the core themes of Christianity to people who don’t yet have relationships with Jesus) brings to mind worries about getting into defensive or even hostile conversations with people, stop right there. Sharing your faith with others through apologetics doesn’t ever have to be a negative
 
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Ask Dr. Swiner: How worried should we be about Ebola

We’ve been saddened and scared by news of spreading Ebola in Africa and the two workers

Kid-run organization cultivates community

DURHAM – When Heven Rooks was 10 years old, she saw a homeless man begging for money. From

Affordable housing remains top priority in Chapel Hill

An affordable housing development proposed for Legion Road remains a top community priority, in