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BOOK: Fleeing war-torn Africa and returning
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Greener on the Other Side By Lionel Ntasano Authoright Publishing, $18.99 PN African teenager Nickolas returns home from school one day to find his family slaughtered. Shell-shocked, Nickolas escapes war-torn Burundi and flees to Manhattan, but the bustling, superficial city has no patience for the displaced young refugee. Uprooted and determined,
 
2015 Volkswagen Golf R
Thursday, April 23, 2015
SAN DIEGO – The high-powered, low-volume 2015 Volkswagen Golf R could play a big role in getting the German automaker's U.S. sales back on the good foot. That would mean more VWs rolling out of showroom doors. Here's the deal: the VW Golf recently was named car of the year by two very prestigious organizations. Now, the Volkswagen Golf R helps to
 
Let Social Security jazz up your retirement plan
Thursday, April 23, 2015
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a perfect time to move your feet and revel in the smooth beats of one of America’s most beloved musical genres. Ella Fitzgerald, the “Queen of Jazz,” known for her scatting style, had a vocal range spanning three octaves. Other great jazz icons include Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong,
 
SCHOOL NEWS
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM COUNTY Neal Middle teachers Justus McGee and Ursela Jones recently were named N.C. State Kenan Fellows for 2015-16. The program, through the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science, provides curriculum and leadership development opportunities for K-12 teachers selected. Kenan Fellows spend five weeks during the summer interning in
 
Workshop teaches dance and healthy living
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM – Living healthy, eating right and checking your blood pressure is the focus of high-energy dance classes every week at W.D. Hill Recreation Center. The classes are part of a free workshop organized by the African-American Dance Ensemble every Wednesday evening. The workshop offers free weight checks and blood pressure monitoring, as well as
 
The downward spiral of overindulgence
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Can you remember the time you ate a whole pint of ice cream because of a bad breakup? Or how about when you took way too many shots of vodka after a rough day at work? Or when you decided to improperly take an extra dose of prescription medication because it helped you relax. It may start out as every once in a while, then once a month, then daily. How did
 
Conserve time and water while growing gardens
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce, or enjoying beautiful floral displays from your garden. Container gardeners may want to invest in self-watering pots. These containers have built-in reservoirs to reduce watering frequency. Commercial and homemade self-watering
 
Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general
Thursday, April 23, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, 55, now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as the first black woman in the nation's top law
 
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BOOK: Fleeing war-torn Africa and returning

Greener on the Other Side By Lionel Ntasano Authoright Publishing, $18.99 PN African teenager

2015 Volkswagen Golf R

SAN DIEGO – The high-powered, low-volume 2015 Volkswagen Golf R could play a big role in

Let Social Security jazz up your retirement plan

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a perfect time to move your feet and revel in the smooth beats