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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Call this The Summer of Slime. The slime trend is probably happening right now in your home, if you live with a tween girl. Or maybe it's on your phone, in endless video loops that crackle and pop on Instagram and … more
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — After finishing her fourth Winter Games in Sochi, Kikkan Randall decided: It was time to have a baby. But the cross-country skiing champion wasn’t ready to give up her … more
Last week we moved away from talking about Carolina Laundry and went down Kenan Street to Charles L. Coon High School, from which I graduated in 1951. Resource officers in the school were totally unheard of. Any outsider could walk freely into … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Family fitness dates are replacing the old school pizza and movie nights as more parents are realizing that the benefits of moving aren’t just about burning calories but … 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
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
NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry. As he … more
Last week, I described the washing and rinsing process with a washing machine, including how rinse water was saved for use in the next washer load. You may ask the question, “Was water so expensive, or so scarce, in 1950 that it justified … more
NEW YORK — Bringing a newborn home can be daunting for new parents. Throw in the race to keep up with the latest news and research on what to do after that and stress levels may rise even … more
LEXINGTON — Some people don’t believe in fairy tales or happy endings. But Erin Smith and Alex Barker do. And it’s because they’ve shared a journey that not even the best Hollywood writers … more
Who’s craving Thin Mints? The wait is almost over. Local Girl Scouts will be out taking orders and selling their famous cookies starting Saturday. Count on your favorites, from Caramel … more
HOUSTON — Michael Evan Hilburn says he can’t wait to start kindergarten this week at a school about 20 miles from the Houston shelter where he and his father have been living since Harvey devastated the city. The 5-year-old is a beneficiary … more
ORLANDO, Fla. — Lauren Durham had a poofy white dress and plans for an intimate beach wedding on the second weekend of September. Instead she got married in fatigues, with no makeup, in a vast hangar filled with rescue vehicles and paramedics just … more
With every new tune at the Friday Music Jam, the dance floor at the Wilson County Senior Activity Center filled to capacity. “It’s the best thing going in Wilson in the middle of the day,” said Shirley Bean, lead singer for The … more
Family photo albums can help jog an elderly friend or relative’s memories, but consider taking the photo book idea one step further: Create a “memory book” that combines personal photos with … more
NEW YORK — It's a trick-or-treating tradition: Dump the night's candy haul onto the living room floor to pick out the gems, or do some horse trading with siblings or friends. The excitement … more
Earlier today I was thinking about Carolina Laundry and Dry Cleaners, the laundry that I remember from my hometown of Wilson. It was on the northeast corner of Tarboro and Kenan streets, on a lot that steeply sloped down in the rear. The lower level … 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
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
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
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