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High school dropouts are less healthy than rest of US
Thursday, October 4, 2018
On Sept. 20, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest numbers on health in the United States. This report provides a snapshot of Americans’ health up to 2016, revealing several key trends, including that Americans who don’t finish high school continue to lag behind. Again and again, the trends across educational levels
Start an indoor garden with kitchen scraps
Thursday, October 4, 2018
The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden. Kids and adults love to watch kitchen discards grow into new plants. According to the
Football community rallies around TSU player
Thursday, October 4, 2018
A crowdfunding campaign has begun for Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie. Abercrombie suffered a serious head injury in a game against Vanderbilt last weekend and is in the hospital in critical condition. “Christion is resting,” his mother Staci said in a statement. “He’s fighting. We’re trusting God and please
NC legislature backs early Florence legislation
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
RALEIGH — In a rare show of bipartisanship, the North Carolina legislature quickly approved Tuesday legislation described as financial and policy down payments on what’s expected to be a long, expensive recovery from Hurricane Florence. Barely two weeks after the storm’s last rains left the state, the Republican-controlled General
Confessions of a lounge singer
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
DURHAM – Durham residents came out in full force to see Dasan Ahanu and his company perform their theatrical production, Confessions of a Lounge Singer. The event was held at the Hayti Heritage Center and hosted by Black Poetry Theatre, which was founded by Ahanu and his business partner, Church Da Poet, in 2008. The play sees Ahanu as Earl
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
TRADE SHOW The Design-2-Part Show will be held Oct. 10-11 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Register at www.d2p.com. SEMINAR THRIVE U will host a seminar for professional coaches, talent management and leadership professionals Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., NC Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park. Visit www.icfraleigh.org/conference. OPENING: The
East Durham front porch provides needed resources
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
DURHAM – As cooler weather knocks on our doors, Change Paths Ministry opens its doors, welcoming those in need of clothing or food. Change Paths Ministry, located in East Durham, was founded in 2015 by Pastor Allen Jones and his son, Tyrone (Redd) Nelson. From Jones’ home, he takes in donations of socks, jackets and blankets for local children
Florence wreaks havoc on struggling and neglected communities
Monday, October 1, 2018
Huge pools of standing flood water still surround houses in south Lumberton’s Turner Terrace neighborhood, drawing roving clouds of mosquitoes. Downed power lines float in the deep brown pools and lay tangled in the many fallen trees. The stench of sewage is oppressive. Still, many of its residents want to come home. Adrienne Kennedy’s family
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