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A warning about hot vehicles and little ones
Monday, July 6, 2015
RALEIGH – With temperatures forecast to hit the upper 90s this week in North Carolina, parents are being reminded of the danger of leaving children unattended in a vehicle. According to Janette Fennell, president and founder of KidsandCars.org, there have been eight such heatstroke deaths in the U.S. so far this year. She says too many parents
 
Eco-friendly mosquito control
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape. Start by eliminating standing water in the yard. Buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and downspouts that hold water make the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Drain water that
 
Gospel choir raises patientsí spirits
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – Last fall, newly hired Shawn Davis put together a group of gospel singers for UNC Hospitals' annual Multicultural Fair. Ever since that performance, the Environmental Services Gospel Choir, comprising of housekeeping staff from the day and night shifts, can be found singing words of encouragement across UNC Hospitals. “I’m
 
NC earns federal funding for e-learning
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
RALEIGH – North Carolina will receive over $23 million to expand Internet access to K-12 classrooms across the state. Governor Pat McCrory’s office announced the additional funds on Monday, bringing the total funding by the FCC E-rate program to $40 million. “By providing all students in North Carolina with access to high-speed wireless
 
Wake schools to offer second chance for dropouts
Thursday, June 25, 2015
RALEIGH – Wake County public school dropouts will get a second chance to receive a full high school diploma in the fall. Last week the Board of Education approved moving forward with the Wake Acceleration Academy. Acceleration Academies provide academic, instructional and support services to students either at risk of not earning a high school
 
Girl Scouts to take leadership program on the road
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
RALEIGH – Moving at the speed of girls is what Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is all about. And to ensure the Girl Scout council is on the right track with today’s girl, it conducted a strategic learning process to identify key priorities for delivering the best possible experience. Through that process, the council heard that
 
Arhin resuscitates Fayetteville State nursing program
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
When Afua O. Arhin arrived at Fayetteville State University to take over the nursing program in 2010, it had been suspended due to low pass rates on the national nursing licensure exam. But instead of viewing the problems as a liability, Arhin viewed them as an opportunity to prove her mettle. “I know it sounds crazy, but that’s what drew me to
 
Program is a chance to help hungry NC kids
Monday, June 22, 2015
RALEIGH – Federal nutrition programs feed North Carolina's most vulnerable children during the summer months and school year, but there still are many children who go hungry. A report from the Food Research and Action Center found more than one in five households in the state struggle to afford enough food. Former U.S. Rep. Eva Clayton of North
 
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Design phase of Washington Terrace now in motion

RALEIGH – Residents and community members gave their feedback last week on DHIC’s

A warning about hot vehicles and little ones

RALEIGH – With temperatures forecast to hit the upper 90s this week in North Carolina,