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Harvest and enjoy mint from the garden
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages, meals and desserts this summer with homegrown mint. Try using peppermint leaves in fruit cocktails and ice cream. Add spearmint to your tea or use the leaves to season lamb and jelly. Or try chocolate mint for a unique, sweet and refreshing flavor in desserts and drinks. Mint is easy to grow and suited to
Moses Ochola: Sprouting seeds of entrepreneurship
Monday, August 2, 2021
Every redwood tree — the tallest tree in the world — has sprouted from a little seed. Never underestimate the power of a seed. Before he could speak in full sentences, the entrepreneurial seed was planted in Durham native Moses Ochola. With a grandfather, father, mother, uncles, aunties, cousins and sister who were all entrepreneurs, business
New mural to celebrate Black trailblazers of Chapel Hill and Carrboro
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
A new mural started to take shape this week at 111 S. Merritt Mill Road, where Chapel Hill and Carrboro meet. The mural will celebrate 12 Black trailblazers who helped shape and improve the communities. Triangle-based artist Kiara Sanders will be working on the mural over the next several weeks and expects to complete it by mid-August. The mural will be on
Affordable housing veterans takes helm at Southeast Raleigh Promise
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
RALEIGH – Southeast Raleigh Promise snagged a major recruit with the hiring of Yvette Holmes as its new CEO. Holmes has more than 30 years of nonprofit, fundraising and marketing experience – the most recent as vice president of Resource Development and Partnerships at DHIC, Inc. “Yvette is a thoughtful leader, and she brings the
Shaw president gets contract extension
Thursday, July 15, 2021
President Paulette Dillard’s contract has been extended for an additional five years. Dillard was appointed interim president in July 2017 and president in September 2018. In an era of rampant presidential turnover, this contract extension provides continued strength and stability for the university. Dillard has remained focused on student health
Triangle gets first recovery high school
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Leah Wright knows what it’s like to have a child struggling with an addiction. As her son fought through his substance use disorder while trying to stay in school, Wright realized a need for other adolescents in recovery. Thus, the Wake Monarch Academy was born to provide a supportive, alternative environment for students to learn and grow while in

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Black Flea Market

Time: 1 to 5 p.m. The Black Flea Market is back.



Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Art -N- Soul Makers Market


BBQ Festival

Aug. 7-8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BBQ Festival.

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Harvest and enjoy mint from the garden

Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages, meals and desserts this summer with homegrown mint.

Purposeful ways to style a multipurpose room

Whether you call it a laundry room, mudroom or something else entirely, that multipurpose space

BLACK HISTORY: Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing

The Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association will celebrate its 26th Biennial