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RALEIGH — Some folks can't get enough of summer. Others see it as a problem that needs fixing. For more than a dozen years, North Carolina has mandated the beginning and end of summer vacation for public schools. The law was designed to … more
Disney theme parks have a big summer ahead of them with major new attractions opening May 27 based on two movies, one about the Marvel Comics superheroes from “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the other about the lush alien world of Pandora … more
NEW YORK — Amazon is introducing new tools to help parents see what their kids are doing on the company's Fire tablets. As a bonus, the e-commerce giant says its service will also help spark discussions about the books kids read and the videos … more
Easter has been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember. When I was little, it was the time of year when my dad’s whole family would come to town. My grandma would cook for three days in preparation, and we had a pig pickin’ … more
CONCORD, N.H. — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is soon to decide whether New Hampshire schools must give parents two weeks' notice before teaching sex education or human sexuality. Backers of the bill, which has passed the Legislature, say it … more
Cultivating Change II is offering new evening gowns in various sizes to several girls who otherwise might not have the means to purchase a new prom dress for the upcoming high school event. Cultivating Change II is owned by author DuWanda Epps. … more
NEW YORK — It's easy to jump directly to “crazy cat lady” or poke fun at “stay-at-home dog moms” when describing intense relationships between humans and their pets. But for some who spend the bulk of each day with … more
Q: My parents helped me pay for college, but now I'm out on my own and they're still supporting me. Should I keep accepting money from them? A: I recently tried to learn to ski — emphasis on “try” — and at first I couldn't … more
NEW YORK — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which … more
People who don't have much money during the rest of the year can become big targets during tax refund season. For those living paycheck to paycheck, tax refunds — which average around $3,000 — may be the largest chunk of unobligated … more
NEW YORK — With Easter coming up it's time to start plotting how to best your kid baskets from last year. Some ideas: GET CREATIVE WITH POPCORN Is there anything more versatile than popcorn? You can chocofy it, caramelize it or dye … more
CHAPEL HILL — With a stuffed toy bird in one hand, Elisha Taylor made her way across the room while children and adults alike scrambled to view its distinct field marks. Is the beak short and stubby or long and with a sharp point? What does … more
NEW YORK — For a change, a few celebrities are chasing a trend rather than setting one — times two and three. We're talking about the mini boom in Hollywood of expected twins, with the recent arrival of triplets for Pharrell Williams … more
GOLDSBORO — This year’s Wayne County Child Care Conference will offer the opportunity for child care providers, teachers, and the public to gain deeper insight into their field and learn new techniques for their craft. The event, … more
CHICAGO — Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found. The research found declines in states that passed laws allowing gays … more
We spend decades dreaming of the day when life won't be dictated by alarm clocks, commute times, meeting schedules and office politics. Then reality sets in: Retirement can be kind of a drag. And there may be 20-plus years of it ahead of … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Tyson Multimedia will present the second annual Young Ladies Empowerment Series workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Rocky Mount Middle School. Tiffany Tyson developed the empowerment series to help build … more
DENVER — It was Miaofan Chen's first trip away from her native China. At lunch with us in Denver, she looked so bemused that I had to ask: “Is this the first time you've had a hamburger?” “No,” said the 15-year-old. … more
WASHINGTON — If it's tough being a kid, try being a “first kid” — the child of an American president. Just ask President Bill Clinton's daughter, Chelsea. Or President George W. Bush's twins, Jenna and Barbara. And now, … more
As his 30-year Marine Corps career came to a close, Master Gunnery Sgt. Patrick Ward Sr. felt like a fresh-faced recruit on Parris Island all over again. “It will be different being on a fixed income when I retire,” Ward said. … more
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