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  • Scout pushes bounds with Eagle project

    By Martha Irvine | February 28, 2016 - 6:00am

    CHICAGO – David Fite already had earned the 21 merit badges needed to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout.

  • App interest outweighs romance

    By Tali Arbel | February 26, 2016 - 6:58pm

    NEW YORK – Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.

  • Readers are sure to have good stories to share

    By Patsy Pridgen
    Life Columnist | February 26, 2016 - 6:57pm

    I’ve recently received a couple of interesting letters from 86-year-old Bess Thibault.

  • Traffic can drive you to distraction

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | February 26, 2016 - 6:56pm

    The weather folks on the television and in the newspaper all predicted foul weather, rain, sleet, snow and low icy temperatures.

  • Program brings more than music to tough prison

    By Meg Kinnard | February 21, 2016 - 6:00am

    BISHOPVILLE, S.C. – One of South Carolina’s most dangerous prisons also is home to beautiful music, occasions when gate alarms and tower sirens are replaced by guitar riffs, beat box rhythms and the strains of Vivaldi.

  • Question response can haunt students

    By Carolyn Thompson | February 19, 2016 - 6:22pm

    They are basic yes-no questions that ask whether a college applicant ever got into trouble in high school.

  • Monday is just for Español

    By Patsy Pridgen
    Life Columnist | February 19, 2016 - 6:21pm

    We’re a motley crew: different ages, races, male and female, some employed and others retired.

  • Music shields an often turbulent life

    By Mae Woods Bell
    Book Reviewer | February 19, 2016 - 6:20pm

    You don’t have to be a fan of Carly Simon and her music to enjoy this heartfelt story of love, love lost and fame in her compelling, frank and often poetic memoir.

  • Houston-area woman still teaching at age 90

    By Shannon Daughtry | February 14, 2016 - 6:00am

    HOUSTON – Dorothy Deck Hargrove has spent most of her life as a teacher.

  • Signs linger of segregation’s ugly days

    By Jay Reeves | February 12, 2016 - 4:56pm

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – 
Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,” that was walled-off from the elegant lobby.

  • Roosevelt was a loving – and tough – father

    By Mae Woods Bell
    Book Reviewer | February 12, 2016 - 4:56pm

    Understanding Theodore Roosevelt’s relationship with his children, especially his youngest son, Quentin, tells us something about the ambitious, blustering, larger-than-life, former president that we might have missed in the myriad biographies on countless bookshelves.

  • Our state deserves earliest caucus date

    By Patsy Pridgen
    Life Columnist | February 12, 2016 - 4:55pm

    Here’s what I want to know: Who decided that Iowa always gets to go first?

  • City should stake a claim to fame

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | February 12, 2016 - 4:55pm

    The News & Observer recently had an article in which it designated Cary as the grocery capital of the Research Triangle.

  • Search reunites daughter, 82, with mother, 96

    By Mary Esch | February 7, 2016 - 6:00am

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

  • Sixth man ranks No. 1 with teammates, fans

    By Lance Lysowski | February 5, 2016 - 5:53pm

    GREENSBORO, Pa. – The gymnasium was strangely quiet, no squeaking of tennis shoes, shouting from players or hollering from coaches.

  • I’m all about the Panthers

    By Patsy Pridgen
    Life Columnist | February 5, 2016 - 5:52pm

    For me, the main attraction of Super Bowl is usually a party where I can yak with the other wives while eating chili and hot wings, pausing long enough in these girly gabfests to watch the over-the-top commercials and the halftime extravaganza.

  • Iconic Barbie gets hip to the new millennium

    By JOSEPH PISANI | January 30, 2016 - 2:34am

    NEW YORK – At 57, Barbie is getting a major makeover.

  • Birthday rekindles winter memories

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | January 30, 2016 - 1:49am

    I had a birthday recently that resulted in a number of cards that I enjoyed reading.

  • Busy, busy toddler is a handful of fun

    By Dr. Patsy Pridgen
    Life Columnist | January 30, 2016 - 1:48am

    I haven’t checked recently to see what pre-school teachers and day care workers earn annually, but unless it’s in the six figures, it’s not enough.

  • Plus-size star moves past issues of size

    By Leanne Italie | January 24, 2016 - 6:00am

    NEW YORK – With accolades for her People magazine cover and the upcoming launch of her first clothing line, things are next level for Tess Holliday.

  • Marines save ‘Leatherneck legacy’

    By Susanne M. Schafer | January 22, 2016 - 6:40pm

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – 
Never-before-seen films of Marines ramming artillery shells into large guns in 1945 on the beaches of Iwo Jima and standing amid sandbags during the 1968 siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam are part of a vast collection of silent, color footage being repaired, preserved and eventually placed online for all to see.

  • Fugger’s efforts help define capitalism

    By Mae Woods Bell
    Book Reviewer | January 22, 2016 - 6:40pm

    Perhaps calling him “The Richest Man Who Ever Lived” (Simon and Schuster; $27.95) might be a bit of a stretch, but Greg Steinmetz writes that by the time of his death in 1525, Jacob Fugger’s self-made fortune amounted to more than 2 percent of all of Europe’s gross national product.

  • Lottery winners see downside of jackpot

    By Patsy Pridgen
    Life Columnist | January 22, 2016 - 6:39pm

    The mega excitement is over. The winning numbers have been guessed.

  • Committee has train museum plan on track

    By LaMonique Hamilton | January 17, 2016 - 6:00am

    For a group of Twin Counties train enthusiasts, the time has arrived to give the legacy of the railroad its due.“The railroad played a vital part in building up this city,” said Joyce Edwards Dantzler, president of the Rocky Mount Railroad Museum committee.

  • Shooting’s victims weren’t just hurt at scene of crime

    By Sadie Gurman | January 15, 2016 - 6:43pm

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – 
For almost 14 weeks, they sat in a suburban Denver jury box, listening for hours as witnesses described the searing pain of gunshot wounds and the terror they felt as they fled the movie theater, the gunman still firing at them.