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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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25th Annual YWCA Cape Fear Women of Achievement

Written by YWCA on 23 January 2009.

YWCA Achievement Awards (Wilmington, NC, December 2008) -  Nominations are now being accepted for the 25th Annual YWCA Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards.  These awards honor women and youth who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities, as well as excellence, accomplishments in their careers, schools and communities. They are role models and mentors. Women in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender county may be nominated in eight categories; Arts, Business, Communications, Education, Environmental, Health & Wellness, Public Service, Volunteer.  Seniors in high school are nominated in the Youth Leader Category (these awards include a $1,000 scholarship).

“The Women of Achievement Awards have come to be known as the premier recognition program for women in southeastern North Carolina.  We are proud to host this important event to honor and celebrate women and youth who have demonstrated both leadership and achievement in their lives and who have forged a path for others to follow,” said Dee McGlone Webb, YWCA Board President.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 2, 2009 at 5:00 pm.  Visit the YWCA website at www.ywca-lowercapefear.org http://www.ywca-lowercapefear.org/  or call 799-6820 for more information.
This year’s Women of Achievement Awards will be held on May 21, 2009, 6:00 pm at UNCW’s Burney Center.

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