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Manage garden pests and mosquitoes in the landscape
Friday, June 23, 2017
A garden filled with flowers, birds, bees and butterflies is a sight to behold. These winged beauties add color, sound and motion to our gardens. Plus, they help maximize a garden’s productivity by pollinating plants and managing plant-damaging pests. But what about those unwanted visitors to the garden? The aphids, mites and cabbageworms that feed
Raleigh artist launches clothing line
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
RALEIGH – Raleigh artist Christopher Terrell will showcase a new venture that turns his art into clothing during October’s Raleigh Film and Art Festival, with proceeds earmarked to help fund college scholarships for at-risk youth in the Carolinas and Virginia. Terrell International Art features original art woven into fabric for dresses, hats,
Bull City 150 pop-up exhibit
Friday, June 16, 2017
DURHAM – Gentrification, inequality and public projects that impact housing are not new issues in Durham. A Bull City 150 pop-up exhibit on the history of housing and land inequality in Durham will be part of the Third Friday events in downtown Durham June 16, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Self-Help Temple Building, 302 W. Main Street. Bull City 150 is a
BOOK: Requiem for a dream
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Dream is Lost Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia By Julian Maxwell Hayter In 1971, civil rights activist Curtis Holt Sr. walked into a federal office in Richmond, Virginia, and filed a suit against the city under the authority of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Holt said the white leaders of Richmond had purposefully diluted
Add some extra appeal to your landscape
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Adding excitement to your garden is easy. You can create instant, year-round color, structure, motion and fun to your landscape with a bit of garden art. Just like shopping for plants, look for pieces that complement your gardening style. And consider all the benefits each piece of art provides. Many pieces are functional as well as beautiful, helping you
BOOK: Race, sex, mental illness, slavery
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Wilmington Manor By James Laws Wilmington Manor is Laws’ first novel. The storyline pulls on three rarely discussed themes from the 19th century. First and most dominant is the interracial, same-sex relationship between Andrew, a young male plantation owner, and Edward, his black male slave. Second is the subject of depression and mental illness
BOOK: Give your kids a free college education
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Parent’s Smart Guide to Sending Your Kids to College Without Going Broke By Gwen Thomas It’s that time of year when millions of college-bound students and their parents are struggling to figure out how to pay for the high cost of tuition. And, for many returning students, the issue is the same. Yet one woman has unlocked the key to saving

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Farmhouse Jams

Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m. The Breakfast Club will


Film Screening

Time: 7 to 11 p.m. Raleigh Film Underground


Rhiannon Giddens

Time: 8 p.m. North Carolina native Rhiannon

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SORORITY NEWS: Miss Jabberwock 2017

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority crowned Zachyre Lynn

Manage garden pests and mosquitoes in the landscape

A garden filled with flowers, birds, bees and butterflies is a sight to behold. These winged

DPS delays discussion on superintendent characteristics

DURHAM – The Durham school board postponed a discussion on what characteristics they would