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Keep the trick out of Halloween treats
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM – A bag of Halloween candy isn't all treats for the one in 13 U.S. kid who suffers from food allergies. One group is working to make this year's holiday a little less tricky. Angela Fuller, founder of Food Allergy Families of the Triad, organized her group after her child was born with food allergies. She says she appreciates those who
 
Angier-Driver streetscape project culminates in celebration
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
DURHAM – Music emanated from Samuel and Sons Barbershop across the street from the Angier Baptist Church parking lot Oct. 11, where community members gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the Angier-Driver Streetscape Project. The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of the $4.8 million construction project that began in April 2013. The
 
WLC honors teenage girls at fundraiser
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
MORRISVILLE – The United Way of the Greater Triangle Women’s Leadership Council honored three teenage girls for their leadership and community service during their 11th annual Awards Luncheon and Dessert Auction. “All of the award winners exemplify leadership and a commitment to community that is outstanding,” said Sandra Birckhead,
 
From gang member to community leader
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
DURHAM – Dwight Whitaker II had been involved in a gang since he was 10 years old and found himself in jail for a crime he said he didn’t commit. Then, on June 16, 2010, he said he found God, which would be the turning point for his life. The connection with his religion led him to his current work in the Durham community and with the men's
 
EDCI initiative creates big futures for little lives
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
DURHAM – East Durham Children’s Initiative is an organization that provides programs for children who are struggling or failing in school. “Our mission is to make sure that we have kids who are prepared for college or career – academically, socially and personally as well,” President and CEO David Reese said. EDCI serves
 
MetLife bridges digital divide
Monday, October 13, 2014
RALEIGH – Eighty Raleigh-area schoolchildren each took home a newly refurbished desktop computer thanks to the handy work of MetLife technologists. In a partnership with the Kramden Institute, and supported by a $25,000 grant from MetLife Foundation, over 250 MetLife employees took part in a “Geek-A-Thon” event, refurbishing a
 
Youth-directed gardening program teaches sustainable living
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
DURHAM – Durham teens learn life skills through agricultural education four days per week. It’s a sunny, breezy Friday in late September, and high school students Andresha McPaul and Lawrence Fields are harvesting peppers. They maneuver their way around the lush, green garden with ease. Sixteen-year-old McPaul has been working with the DIG
 
Make a connection between your pet and your date
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
When you've made a "love connection" and feel it's time to introduce your two-legged companion to your four-legged friend, here are a few tips from the nation's leader in pet adoptions, PetSmart Charities, and the world's largest dating website, Match. They have teamed up to reveal the important role that pets play in our dating lives. • Start with a
 
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