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Keeping your health in check starts with lunch
Friday, July 18, 2014
Taking control of your midday meal can benefit both your health and your wallet. One of the easiest ways to reach your wellness goals is by taking charge of your lunch with simple, flavorful ingredients you can stock in your pantry or desk drawer. Packing your lunch doesn't have to be drab or time consuming when you plan ahead and use common ingredients
 
Connecticut’s AD sees need for student-athlete stipends
Friday, July 18, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut’s athletic director says he opposes the idea of unions for college athletes, yet sees the need to provide students on athletic scholarships with additional money. Warde Manuel, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said he supports recent changes that will allow the school to
 
DPS inducts new superintendent
Thursday, July 17, 2014
DURHAM – Bert L’Homme, like his French last name translates, is the man – the new man for the job. L’Homme was sworn in Monday as the new Durham Public Schools superintendent on the steps of J.D. Clement Early College High School. He is filling the position left vacant by Eric Becoats, who resigned in December 2013 after allegations
 
Baby boomers and unemployment straining disability funds
Thursday, July 17, 2014
WASHINGTON – Another partisan battle is brewing on Capitol Hill as Social Security in general, and disability insurance in particular, nears a budget squeeze. “Any of us could suffer an accident or illness we’re not expecting,” said Rebecca Vallas, associate director of Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American
 
Blacks need more schooling to compete with less educated whites
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It’s been long documented that African-Americans encounter discrimination more than other Americans in the U.S. job market and experience higher levels of unemployment. Among young black adults, the tendency toward higher rates of joblessness has remained pronounced despite the national unemployment rate falling from a recession high of 10.2 percent
 
All white and overwhelmingly male
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It’s been more than 3,000 days since U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard announced he would be stepping down from the federal court bench in eastern North Carolina. At roughly the same time, then-freshman Senator Richard Burr stood lecturing his colleagues on the Senate floor about their blocking of votes for nominees to the federal bench.
 
Wake County schools parents discuss state of affairs
Thursday, July 17, 2014
CARY – It was the topic of discussion, not the hors d’oeuvres, that drew people to a community forum about North Carolina’s public schools and education. Aim Higher Now NC, a campaign that defends public education, hosted the round circle discussion. “Public education affects all, even if you don’t have kids,” organizer
 
Sports talk show moves up food chain
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The national sports talk show FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW, hosted by veteran broadcaster Donal Ware, has found an additional home in the Triangle. The Buzz, which can be heard on 620 AM throughout the Triangle, 99.3 FM in Raleigh and on 99.9 HD2 began carrying the show May 3 in the 6 to 7 a.m. timeslot. Beginning Aug. 2, BOXTOROW, as it is known, will
 
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Health officials confirm chikungunya in Cabarrus

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Cabarrus County health officials have confirmed the county's first case