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August 19, 2018

Sheila Turnage’s new book is a keeper.

“The Law of Finders Keepers” is the fourth and is meant to be the last in the Farmville author’s award-winning Mo & Dale Mystery series. After spending nearly a decade writing about Miss Moses LoBeau, a spunky sixth-grader who…


Cemetery access prompts concern

August 19, 2018

ELM CITY — When Marie Knight brought her daughter to see her great-grandmother’s grave, she was disappointed to find a heavy chain across the access road leading to the cemetery.

Knight, a native of Elm City, had driven from Cary on Monday to meet her mother, Shelly Robinson, to visit…


Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

August 17, 2018

Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality.

“She not only provided…


Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease

August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.

Today, gene testing mostly focuses on rare mutations in one…