| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:32 AM
UCF ranks 42nd in the nation on a new list of Best Values in Public Colleges released by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
Several public universities in Florida made the annual Top 100 ranking, which based on such things as the total cost of...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:00 PM
NEWTOWN — On those nights when Amy DeLoughy's children can't sleep, haunted by memories of the massacre at their elementary school, or on those mornings when they can't face the daily routine, she calls in the ducks.
Doctor ducks, military ducks,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:11 PM
During their marriage, Sam and Jenny Mitchell always shared the parenting duties. But they knew a time would come when Sam would manage their 7-year-old daughter on his own.
Just days before Jenny died of breast cancer in April, "She told me she knew...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:29 PM
As the oldest of six children in a sports-minded family, Joseph Silimperi knows all about teamwork.
And he knows all about Nazareth pride and tradition and loyal fans like Andy Weaver, who was the first to know about his new job.
| Jul 24, 2013
The marketing for freshly pressed and blended juices promises instant energy, weight loss, a flood of vitamins and minerals — all in a single, portable, gulpable serving.
Health-minded consumers seem to have bought the claims — and with...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:18 PM
North Carolina is channeling Alabama and South Carolina when it comes to the best economic, social and political model for a U.S. Southern state.
For more than half a century, North Carolina has been progressive on education and public investments, and...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Students and activists joined together Wednesday to file complaints against colleges and universities nationwide alleging that the schools have failed to follow federal laws, including those involving the reporting of sexual assault crimes and...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Collaboration in Storytelling...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Diapers? Check. Infant car seat? Check. Comprehensive genome analysis? Roger that, too.
For thousands of newborns born in and around Boston; San Francisco; Kansas City, Missouri; and North Carolina over the next several years, a full genomic...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Alberta Currie, the great-granddaughter of slaves, was born in a farmhouse surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. Her mother, Willie Pearl, gave birth with the assistance of a midwife.
No birth certificate was issued; a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:37 PM
In the days preceding the Civil War, when talk of war was heating up dinner conversations from North to South, and U.S. states and families were picking sides, Norfolk resident Navy Capt. David Glasgow Farragut had a tough decision to make: Stick with his...
| Apr 22, 2013
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