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Thomas Sayre: The Art of Living Well Somewhere on the three towering, clay-colored rings at the NCMA's Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park is the impression of a slightly bent silver spoon that artist Thomas Sayre found when he was creating the piece in 1999.

Cooking Contines. Keep in mind all of this food was in a course of the last week. I have really been enjoying not eating out. We were eating out almost every day, at least once. What's more, my Pinterest food boards are finally getting the love they so deserve. Tomorrow will be day seven of my walking routine.

NC Gov. signs executive order to stop utility cut-offs for next 60 days Click On Photo To Watch Video. - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that he has signed an executive order to stop utilities from being cut off for people who can't pay. Electric, gas, water and wastewater services cannot be shut off for the next 60 days.

Environmental departments in N.C. face cuts amidst state budget uncertainty Environmental departments have lost funding and staff as pollution complaints continue to rise.

Bushwhacking with Lisa We haven't hiked together since November which means I haven't done anything crazy since then. I'm telling you people who think they want to hike with lisa, You DON'T!!! If you really do tell her to make it less than a 5 on a scale of 1-10. 🤣🤣🤦‍️.

Outside With Spring The eighty degree heat wave will be ending tonight with snow. Fortunately it will be a thirty two degree snow and pass quickly. A great many shrubs have been convinced it is the first of May. A bad freeze now can cause a lot of damage, as has happened many times before.

Fitness professionals are out of work. Their No. 1 tool to survive? Instagram In February, Caitlyn Collins Gulley quit her teaching job to pursue a career in fitness at Flywheel, a cycling studio. Just 50 days later, she had to file for unemployment after the studio laid off 98 percent of its staff, including Caitlyn.

Cash Confessional: 28-year-old healthcare professional makes $70,000 working inside a nursing facility Our Cash Confessional series, in partnership with Bank of America, takes a personal and anonymous look into how people of all ages and incomes spend their money. Answers have been lightly edited for clarity and anonymity. PARTICIPATE: Want to be featured?

Home Tour: Single mom transforms Sharon Hills home - and shares tips for renovating on a budget Our Home Tour series is proudly presented by Wyndham Capital Mortgage. Savvy buyers choose Wyndham - learn why. Pro tip: Agenda readers can get up to $500 off closing costs. Who: After a recent divorce, jewelry designer Madeline Hughes and her two children had to move out of their newly built custom house in Montibello.

Where Are the Senate Battleground States? Look at the Ads New ad buys reveal the key states where both parties think control of the Senate will be decided.

Coronavirus: How police in Maryland, Virginia and DC plan to enforce stay-at-home orders Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Maryland State Police took steps Tuesday to assure residents that they would not be randomly questioned about their destinations or activities during the duration of the stay-at-home orders. Bowser, at a briefing Tuesday morning, fielded a number of questions about her order, which goes into effect in D.C.

Leftovers & Links: Notre Dame's coaches' jobs shift, as all ours do - Inside the Irish - NBC Sports As Notre Dame instituted an optional pass/fail grading system for this semester of remote learning, the student-athletes should not have any additional worries about the usual GPA thresholds that lead to mid-May piece of news that upsets Irish fans.

NC state prison worker tests positive for coronavirus Greene County prison worker tests positive for coronavirus hours after NC prison officials brief legislative committee on efforts to prevent spread.

State epidemiologist: Pandemic still in acceleration phase in NC Pandemic is just getting started, health officials warn, pointing to forecasts of what could happen as coronavirus spreads, warning people to stay home.

Report: Panthers aren't trying to trade WR Curtis Samuel The Carolina Panthers are not trying to trade wide receiver Curtis Samuel, according to a report by Joe Person at the Athletic. If you are wondering why this is a thing, Samuel's name has been circulating as a potential trade target for some teams ever since Carolina signed former Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson last week.

Disabled but working, denied unemployment in North Carolina "He submitted all the paperwork and he got a denial because they said someone with a disability, who has received disability payments in the past, does not qualify." Braciale says the unemployment office told her he was ineligible by state law.

The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control Welcome to The Hill's Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We're Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here's what we're watching today on the campaign trail.

North Carolina: Wake Co. To Resume Pistol Permit Issuance Today, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office announced that they will resume processing applications for Pistol Purchase Permits within seven days.

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Winterberry Paws4ever calls her Winter, but she is as warm as the summer! Winterberry loves her scratching pads and soft pillow beds. Email or phone Paws4ever if you are interested in her!

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Bands and Musicians from North Carolina When I first started researching and listening to all these bands and musicians from North Carolina, an eventual euphoria took over the initial overwhelm. And not just because of the many stories behind songs and albums produced and created by these amazing people.

PW special report: COVID-19 pandemic poses dire threat to NC prisons and jails North Carolina prisons and jails unprepared for COVID-19 pandemic, families press for early release, non-violent offenders,.

NCAA grants athletes in spring sports an extra year of eligibility On Monday, the NCAA announced that its Division I Council voted to extend an extra year of eligibility to all spring sport athletes. These are the athletes who had their respective seasons cut short because of the coronavirus.

NC-based Samaritan's Purse opens field hospital in New York's Central Park - As the Coronavirus overwhelms hospitals in New York City, a North Carolina-based charity organization is stepping in to help. After transporting materials from North Carolina to New York and moving quickly to assemble them, Samaritan's Purse has opened a field hospital in Central Park.

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