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Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

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  DURHAM, N.C. – A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress.

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Voter Suppression:  One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

Voter Suppression: One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

By Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Around 30 days and counting, this election season is in the home stretch.  The highest profile race is for US Senate between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.  

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Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

by Peter Grear

As we draw nearer to D-day, November 4, 2014, the political parties, candidates and pressure groups are identifying their issues, slates and strategies to win.  My title to this week’s commentary makes a gross understatement, judges matter. 

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Service Gives a Second Chance

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 14 April 2011 20:33.

Charles Evans, a very modest man, with tremendous people skills, was elected to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners in November of 2010.  His election is another step in a remarkable, unlikely journey.

Dollars for Denise

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 April 2011 15:46.

Denise HaleDollars for Denise Thirteen year old Denise Hale was diagnosed with Leukemia in February 2009. In June of that same year she received a Bone Marrow Transplant at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The donor was her six year old little sister, Janaya. Denise had to stay in isolation for 3 months at the Chapel Hill hospital,which is 2 hours away from their hometown, Wilmington.
You can donate at www.dollarsfordenise.net via PayPal.

Mercy Ships celebrates National Volunteer Week…California Style

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 April 2011 15:36.

Garden Valley, Texas – National Volunteer Week is extremely important to Mercy Ships, a global medical charity focused on health-related issues. Mercy Ships flagship, the Africa Mercy, is the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship and is staffed with 450 crew members – who serve as paying volunteers.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Introduces Spring Break From the Ordinary

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 April 2011 15:29.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 11, 2011) – Students and their families can make a break for the NASCAR Hall of Fame this Spring Break to get an EXTRAordinary experience at the facility’s newest  event,Spring Break From the Ordinary,Friday, April 16 – Sunday, April 30. In a class by itself, Spring Break From the Ordinary features daily physical challenges and games for students (K-12) to compete to win prizes.

UNCW Launches Series of Public Forums with Panel Discussion on Federal Deficit April 18

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 07 April 2011 19:51.

Wilmington, N.C. - The University of North Carolina Wilmington is bringing the expertise of its faculty, staff and members of the local community together to discuss major political and societal issues through a series of free public forums. The first forum in the series, which will be held Monday, April 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. in UNCW's Warwick Center, will explore “The Federal Deficit: What it Means and Why Should You Care?”

Women's Studies Graduates Learn About Pay Equity

Written by Michele Tracy Berger on Thursday, 07 April 2011 18:58.

As part of my end of the semester ritual, I routinely invite 10-12  distinguished seniors out for dessert to celebrate their upcoming  graduation. These are students, majoring or minoring in women's studies,  which I have had the honor of teaching and mentoring over many years.  It's my small way of celebrating their accomplishments and introducing  talented students to one another.

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