Looking for affordable summer fun?

Summer is almost upon us and the traditional school year is coming to an end. If you’re looking for free (or nearly free) things to keep your family busy during North Carolina’s dog days, we offer some options: –As Pullen Park amusements remain under construction for another six months, head...
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Books

Order A TASTE OF TAFFY from Amazon … from iTunes … from Barnes & Noble … from Lulu Anthology, Published Mar 2008 “The Triangle Area Freelancers have just given us the gift of a great read.  With the publication of A Taste of Taffy, an anthology of twenty-six short essays, these talented...
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Finger Lickin’ Good: NC BBQ

Pass the wet wipes because it’s BBQ time!  The locals call it gettin’ their ‘Q – and for North Carolinian’s, barbeque is a staple that’s been enjoyed for generations.  Not surprisingly, many of the best barbeque joints have also been family-owned for years.  From chopped pork and ribs, Brunswick stew,...
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Writers find success, host conference

In today’s sluggish economy, people are turning to alternative means of replacing a job or supplementing their income. Some have turned to freelance writing to hedge against tough times, and those with previous writing experience are parlaying their talent into a new career – and paycheck. To that end, Triangle...
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Raleigh business honored in LA

Did you know … …the average American has $10,000 in credit card debt yet has an average of $3,500 in usable items collecting dust?  …more than 85 percent of couples say they argue about clutter and disorganization? …depression can cause clutter, and clutter can cause depression? These and other statistics...
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Memorial Gets Its Voice: NCSU bell tower

Since its dedication in 1949, NC State University’s Memorial Bell Tower has stood as a symbol of the university as well as a memorial to alumni who gave their lives in WWI.  But not many know that construction based on the original bell tower blueprint was never completed – and...
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Making the Cut: The Art of Couponing

You’ve seen them in grocery chains – flipping through their 3-ring binders, shuffling through an accordion file, or sifting through an envelope for bits of paper that will save them cold hard cash.  With a list in one hand and often a calculator in the other, these are the couponers,...
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Letting go at ‘The End’ of LOST

Where to start?  Obviously, there are spoilers here, so if somehow you haven’t yet seen the LOST finale … well, you know.  I have watched ‘The End’ of LOST abc.go.com/shows/lost twice now (the first time on the big screen in a public setting, and then more recently in the quiet...
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