Category : Southeast

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

City of Gainesville approves body cams for police

GPD will equip officers with body cameras and Tasers. Andrew Caplan @AACaplan The Gainesville City Commission on Thursday approved the future purchase of 107 body cameras and 190 Tasers for Gainesville police officers. The devices will be synced tog...

Southeast / North Carolina - 2 days ago

Leader Blue outlines possible GOP agenda

When the short session of the N.C. Legislature begins on Wednesday, May 16, it is still not clear exactly what agenda the Republican-led body will adopt. But at a recent town hall meeting in his Raleigh district, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Da...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

Stress and Overtraining Can Derail Your Workouts

Hopefully, you have set goals for working out, just as you have established goals for other areas of your life in which you hope to see progress. As a good performance-planner, your goals should be SMART: specific and small, measurable, attainable a...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

Hope for humanity, lost and found

Alachua County worker returns a wallet and restores ex-New Yorker's optimism Cleveland Tinker @ClevelandTinker A kind act by a stranger has made Larry Ellis a cynic no more. Ellis, a Vietnam War veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder,...

Southeast / North Carolina - 2 days ago

Catholic church helps ESR

Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR) recently hosted a Day of Caring Easter Giveaway. In partnership with St. Leo’s Catholic Church, more than 30 clients and their families were provided with food and Easter items ranging from ham and bread to colorful...

Southeast / North Carolina - 2 days ago

Oratorical skills at church academy

Not many can execute well the art of public speaking at a young age.  The young men of Ephesus Junior Academy recently competed in an oratorical program aimed at improving their public speaking skills along with teaching them a lesson on the import...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

Plant sale benefits therapy program

Plants at the sale generally range from $1 to $12 with an assortment of succulents, flowers, herbs, veggies fruits and unique plants. By Rebecca Santana Correspondent From succulents to sage, the Wilmot Garden spring plant sale will have it. The sem...

Southeast / North Carolina - 2 days ago

Baptist Training Institute begins next week

The 65th annual Forsyth Countywide Baptist Training Institute will be held on Monday, April 23, through Friday, April 27, at 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly at First Baptist Church, 700 N. Highland Ave. inWinston-Salem. The theme will be: “Stand Victorious.”...

Southeast / South Carolina - 2 days ago

Celebration or Ritual?

By Dr. William Small, Jr. The practice of effectively organizing and celebrating the importance of events is validated by its existence in all cultures. Celebrations on their face speak to values which define and affirm a people. Christmas, Columbu...

Southeast / South Carolina - 2 days ago

Ungrateful White America

By Beverly Gadson-Birch   Every day in these not so “United States of America” is a struggle for Black folk.  This is worth repeating, I said “everyday” is a struggle for Black folk. Before the sun rises, folks are scheming on what they are going to...