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LAS VEGAS — A dozen states are trying to keep children in school longer, from making kindergarten mandatory to raising the legal drop-out age. But it's not an easy sell. Nevada is among the states this year that have or are considering … more
The theme of this year’s summer reading program at the Wilson County Public Library is “Build a Better World.” Programs for children will be offered at all six locations and for teens at the main library, Lucama and Elm City. … more
SIMS — A memory burned in Bert Deans’ 4-year-old mind came to life nearly eight decades later in the pages of The Wilson Times. Deans opened the May 13 newspaper and immediately recognized a “Remember When?” photograph … more
When Capt. Cynthia Mason Womble began her Navy career in 1989, Jodie Foster was awarded the Oscar for “The Accused,” Bette Midler, Anita Baker and Madonna’s songs were played on the radio and the first female bishop of the United … more
Some financial disasters are a long time in the making. It typically takes years of unfortunate choices — minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities — to create suffocating debt or a poverty-level retirement. Other … more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned 10-year-old can’t bring a bottle to reapply it without a doctor’s note. Many school systems categorize sunscreen as an over-the-counter medication requiring more
This year the Easter Bunny brought my husband and me a sweet baby girl to add to our family. This probably wasn’t the ideal gift my little boy was hoping for, but he is enjoying his role as big brother. When we found out that we would … more
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Chaz Wing was 12 when they cornered him in the school bathroom. The students who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices. Eventually, he swore under oath, the boys raped him and … more
Many parents tell me they feel guilty about allowances. They aren't consistent about when and how they give their kids money. They wonder if allowances should be tied to chores. Even how they dole out money can be a problem. Cash is easiest, but … more
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
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