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Mavis Staples


Ask Dr. Swiner: Gout and arthritis
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
I was raised in the South, and I can recall a distinct memory early on in medical school that inspired my topic for this article. I've also recently seen a lot of people suffering with this particular ailment. During my fourth year of medical school, a gentleman in a VA hospital was telling me about his painful foot. “I got the gouch, doc!”, he
Sleep critical to overall health
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Like many Americans, you may spend hours at the gym, choose all the right foods and think you're in peak health; but you could be missing a vital part of the equation. If you're not sleeping seven to nine hours each night, you're unlikely to achieve optimal health, according to the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration of the American
Holidays add stress for family of sick and aging
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
MAXTON, N.C. – For every twinkle of a holiday light and crinkle of wrapping paper, there's stress associated with this time of year, especially for the thousands of North Carolinians who care for a loved one. Adding to their concern are waiting lists for existing services across the state that help support family caregivers. Lou Henderson of Maxton

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Police Ceremony

Raleigh Police Department will hold its


Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown

The New Year’s Eve countdown will be held


African American Dance Ensemble's Kwanzaafest

Dr. Chuck Davis and the African American Dance

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Republican diversity: Blacks need not apply

Unlike the Republican National Committee, our national party apparatus, most of the 50 state

Raleigh welcomes Smashburger location

RALEIGH – As the slogan goes, “the secret is in the Smash,” as the Smash sauce

Tougher laws needed to rein in for-profit college abuses

We’ve all had that moment when we see a television commercial for a for-profit college