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God's 'rules of engagement' urged amid turmoil
Thursday, July 21, 2016
RIDGECREST, N.C. – Appeals for pertinent action amid turmoil following the killings of two black men and five white policemen were issued July 12 during a conference designed to strengthen black churches and families. As more than 800 gathered at the Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 11-15 at Ridgecrest, North Carolina, leaders
 
Former St. Aug’s VB coach at SSU
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Edric Poitier, who led his alma mater St. Augustine’s to four straight CIAA volleyball championships, has been hired at Savannah State. Poitier leaves Bluefield State College, where he turned around a program that went 6-113 in fives seasons prior to his arrival into 35 wins his past two seasons. Poitier began his head coaching career with the
 
Black artists, fans return to country music
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Best buddies Jackie Trantham and Gwen Kerrick have shared thousands of laughs and interests over the course of a 35-year friendship that has included traveling to Amsterdam and listening to the sounds of Dutch opera houses. Music enthusiasts by all measure, Trantham and Kerrick are also country music fans, who happen to be black. In what music blogger
 
Girl Scouts receives funding from Duke Energy
Thursday, July 21, 2016
RALEIGH — Girl Scouts–North Carolina Coastal Pines received a generous $40,000 donation from the Duke Energy Foundation to help support and expand TechnoQuest, an all-girl event focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. TechnoQuest is a daylong event for over 150 middle and high school girls and provides opportunities to explore
 
BOOK: McMillan talks latest novel, ‘Empire’ and inspiring readers
Thursday, July 21, 2016
I Almost Forgot About You By Terry McMillan Best-selling author Terry McMillan is back with a new novel, “I Almost Forgot About You.” McMillan recently spoke about the novel, how she hopes to empower her readers, and even gave her thoughts on the TV show Empire’s portrayal of unhealthy relationships. “I Almost Forgot About
 
EarthTalk: Choosing the best cookware
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Dear EarthTalk: I’m in the market for a new set of non-stick cookware for my kitchen, and I’m wondering which type is healthiest? – Rose Castillo, Santa Fe, New Mexico Dear Rose: Non-stick cookware cleans very easily, and some health-conscious cooks appreciate that it requires less cooking oil than uncoated varieties. But the convenient
 
Chapel Hill employees honored for service
Thursday, July 21, 2016
CHAPEL HILL – John French, resident services coordinator for the Town of Chapel Hill, was chosen as the 2016 W. Calvin Horton Service Award winner. Deputy Manager Flo Miller announced the award last week at an employee awards ceremony as part of the Town’s Employee Appreciation Day at the UNC Friday Center. The award is one of the highest
 
NC State revises speech policy after losing court battle
Thursday, July 21, 2016
RALEIGH – As part of a settlement with a Christian student group, North Carolina State University officials have revised the school’s solicitation policy so that it no longer unconstitutionally censors the free speech of students. In light of the policy change, Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing the student group, Grace Christian
 
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