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‘Roots’ returns in History Channel remake
Friday, May 27, 2016
The “Roots” miniseries is coming back to TV with a contemporary twist. This one is a new adaptation of the nine Emmy, two Golden Globe Award winning broadcast that chronicles the history of a young West African man (Kunta Kinte), who was sold into slavery and the legacy he passed on. The original story was created and produced by Alex Haley.
 
More NC churches offer refuge for spirit – and body
Friday, May 27, 2016
RALEIGH – Growing numbers of North Carolina churches offer their congregations health and wellness resources, alongside spiritual guidance. And beginning next week, a statewide program allows qualifying churches to apply for mini-grants to provide health-related services to their communities. "A church is often a hub of a community," said Christine
 
My idols vs. Jesus
Friday, May 27, 2016
Deep within us all is a manufacturing process, whether we know it or not. Slowly but steadily, we craft our idols, linking them together based on our own thoughts, desires and preferences until one day they take full residence in our hearts. We should know these idols are just that – idols. They're our own creations. They do not speak. They do not
 
A class all their own
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Over the past several years, I have come to look forward to the month of May. As the days tick away, I anxiously await the arrival of a letter inviting me to the annual Capital City Sertoma Club’s annual Academic Achievers Recognition Banquet. Years ago club members came up with the brilliant idea to honor the top black senior in every Wake County
 
Black swim meet returns for 8th year
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet has found a home in Cary. Now in its 14th year – eighth at Cary’s Triangle Aquatic Center – the event has become a fixture for Memorial Day weekend. If you’ve been living in a cave the past few years, or hiding from Donald Trump supporters, the meet hosts almost 1,000 predominately
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO receives state honor
Thursday, May 26, 2016
RALEIGH — At Leadership North Carolina’s graduation ceremony last week, local Big Brothers Big Sisters’ President and CEO Shawan Gabriel was named the 2016 Stanley Frank Class Award recipient. The honor is awarded annually to one Leadership North Carolina student of the class of nearly 60 leaders from across the state. “I am
 
Writing my own happy ending
Thursday, May 26, 2016
I have experienced a lot of disappointment in my 18 years on this earth. These disappointments have been brought on by a number of factors: difficult situations, other people and myself. I was very isolated as a child, and I didn’t have many friends because of my lack of human interaction. But I’m not complaining; I grew up with pretty
 
BOOK: Can friends rebound from past hurts?
Thursday, May 26, 2016
where we fall By Rochelle B. Weinstein Lake Union Publishing, $14.95 PB On the surface, Abby Holden has it all. She is the mother of a beautiful daughter and the wife of Ryan, a beloved high school football coach. Yet depression has a vice grip on Abby, and every day tugs a little harder on the loose threads of her marriage, threatening to unravel her
 
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‘Roots’ returns in History Channel remake

The “Roots” miniseries is coming back to TV with a contemporary twist. This one

More NC churches offer refuge for spirit – and body

RALEIGH – Growing numbers of North Carolina churches offer their congregations health and

My idols vs. Jesus

Deep within us all is a manufacturing process, whether we know it or not. Slowly but steadily,