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NCCU left out of MEAC TV
Friday, June 24, 2016
The MEAC released its TV football schedule last week on the ESPN family of networks. Nine games will be televised, beginning with the MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Alcorn State vs. Bethune-Cookman) Sept. 4 on ESPN, and ending with the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Dec. 17 on ABC. Bethune is the favorite child, appearing in five of the nine games. N.C. A&T
 
Low maintenance vegetable gardening for a bountiful harvest
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Increase your harvest without increasing the size of your garden or workload. All you need is a bit of intensive planting, along with some low maintenance techniques. Invest some time upfront to prepare the garden soil. This will save you time throughout the growing season. Add several inches of organic matter and a slow release fertilizer into the top 8
 
Help for homeowners facing foreclosure
Thursday, June 23, 2016
RALEIGH — June is National Home Ownership Month, and while an increasing number of North Carolinians are celebrating by purchasing homes, families who are facing foreclosure have little to cheer. There were 29,201 foreclosure filings statewide in 2015. But hope exists. The N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund, administered by the North Carolina Housing
 
Chronic catheterization linked to high risk of infection
Thursday, June 23, 2016
If you or someone you care about is ever diagnosed with prostate problems or other conditions that lead to urinary retention, you should know that you're not alone. In fact, according to doctors at Johns Hopkins, such symptoms are present in about one in four men by age 55 and in half of 75-year-old men. Urinary catheters are a common treatment for
 
BOOK: Brown tells his side of the story
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Every Little Step By Bobby Brown There was once a time when Bobby Brown was the biggest name in R&B, an icon headed towards a path of greatness in the late 1980s. But, over the past 25 years, Brown has been in a public downward spiral fueled by a longstanding bout with drug abuse and his turbulent relationship with legendary crooner Whitney Houston.
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Thursday, June 23, 2016
BUSINESS LENDING City of Durham will offer a Small Business Lending seminar June 29, 6 to 8 p.m. at Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, first floor. Contact: Vincent Wingate at (919) 560-4180, ext. 17241. FRIENDS DOWNTOWN Friends of Downtown Chapel Hill will host its next meeting June 30, 9:30 a.m. at The Franklin Hotel, 311 W. Franklin St. Call (919)
 
LEGISLATIVE NEWS
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Bill to ban sex offenders moves ahead North Carolina lawmakers are moving forward with a bill prohibiting some sex offenders from being near children while a similar state law from 2009 remains under federal review. A Senate Judiciary committee approved a bill Tuesday by Wilson Republican Sen. Buck Newton to ban sex offenders who have been identified as
 
Racism cure resides with church
Thursday, June 23, 2016
ST. LOUIS – Racial reconciliation rests at the doorsteps of the church and can only be achieved through the Gospel in action, a diverse panel of Baptist pastors said during a trailblazing discussion at the 2016 SBC annual meeting. Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd convened the panel, historically including National Baptist Convention
 
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NCCU left out of MEAC TV

The MEAC released its TV football schedule last week on the ESPN family of networks. Nine games

Low maintenance vegetable gardening for a bountiful harvest

Increase your harvest without increasing the size of your garden or workload. All you need is a

Help for homeowners facing foreclosure

RALEIGH — June is National Home Ownership Month, and while an increasing number of North