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NC Quarantine Area for the Imported Fire Ant Expanded

December 8, 2016 0
By Phil Wilson, NCDA &CS Plant Industry Division The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) is expanding a quarantine for the imported fire ant for the entire counties of Catawba, Northampton, Rowan and Rutherford, [...]
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Home Means Everything to a Veteran

December 8, 2016 0
NC-based Purple Heart Homes Asks for Donations, Volunteers, to Help Active Military Families and Veterans During this holiday season, Purple Heart Homes is asking people to recognize the importance and meaning of “home” to US military [...]
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Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — December 9-11

December 8, 2016 0
By Kay Whatley, Editor This list covers events from the North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. In addition to the events below, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds is hosting [...]
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GE Mosquitoes Will Not Be Loosed on Florida Community

December 7, 2016 0
Citizens/environment will not be impacted by novel experiment releasing millions of GE mosquitoes The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will not move forward with the controversial release of millions of genetically engineered [...]
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Princeville NC “Wake Up” Benefit Gospel Concert is Dec. 10

December 7, 2016 0
Free Concert and Donation Collection Combine to Help Town of Princeville Hurricane Matthew Victims By Kay Whatley Get those supplies and donations ready.  The Wake Up Benefit Gospel Concert for Princeville, North Carolina (Edgecombe County), is being [...]
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Zebulon House Giving Day Held, Just in Time for Christmas

December 7, 2016 0
By Kay Whatley, with Susan Aceti and Pat Kendrick The morning of December 3, 2016, visitors crowded into the Zebulon House residential assisted-living center with food and gifts, and to spend time together. Every residents received [...]
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Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Dark Side of Tribalism

December 7, 2016 0
Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA We humans  are social beings. We cooperate, have altruism, empathy, eagerness to excel, and solicit the admiration and approval of our  tribe/nation/group. We also share heroic narratives and faith along [...]
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NIFA Announces $3 Million in Funding for Robotics Research

December 6, 2016 0
More than 30 Small Businesses to Receive Second-Round Funding for Innovative Solutions in Food Production, Food Safety and Forest Management By Sally Gifford, nifa.usda.gov The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and [...]
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John Elway to Receive 2017 Horatio Alger Award

December 6, 2016 0
Three-Time Super Bowl Champion and Denver Broncos EVP of Football Operations/General Manager one of 11 Individuals Selected for 2017 By McKenna Young for Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., [...]
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The Strange-ness: California UFO Sightings

December 6, 2016 0
By Kay Whatley, Editor State of California residents reported dozens of UFO sightings in November. According to the MUFON reporting system, 43 sightings were reported since early November. This is about the same as the [...]
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2017 Sundance Film Festival to Include 100+ Films

December 5, 2016 0
Film Festival Competition and Next Lineup Announced Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with their November 29, 2016, announcement of the 66 [...]
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Sea Robots: From Monterey Bay to Europa

December 5, 2016 0
By Andrew Good, Jet Propulsion Laboratory If you think operating a robot in space is hard, try doing it in the ocean. Saltwater can corrode your robot and block its radio signals. Kelp forests can tangle [...]
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Chicken Recall Reaches Almost 2 Million Pounds of Meat

December 5, 2016 1
National Steak and Poultry Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken That May Be Undercooked A November 23, 2016, recall for 17,439 pounds of product was expanded on December 4, 2016, to include an additional 1,976,089 pounds of product. National Steak [...]
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Author Advises How to Keep Holidays Calmer

December 5, 2016 0
How to Avoid Feeling Frazzled, Wrung Out and Disappointed This Holiday Season Enjoying a memorable and meaningful Christmas season doesn’t just happen, according to Tina Albrecht, mother of daughters aged 10, 7 and 4. The [...]
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Cherry Creek North-Denver Holding Free Winter Fest on Dec. 10 

December 2, 2016 0
By Stephanie Blake and Cristina Ceballo, Blake Communications Experience the joy of the holiday season in Cherry Creek North on Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11am-3pm, with the inaugural Winter Fest on Fillmore Plaza. This free, family-friendly, festive celebration will [...]