It was eight years yesterday that Hattie Gertrude Brown went missing. She would be 56 now, and her family and friends continue to pray the mystery surrounding her disappearance will one day be solved.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This year we mark the 76th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, Oct. 2-8.  The annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers to communities large and small all over.

Disrespectful and classless. Some people may disagree. Some may think it too harsh. Others may think my words are not harsh enough. Those are my thoughts about a number of the Durham Hillside High School players and some of its coaches taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of last Friday night’s game against Halifax County High School at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.

Over the past 10 years, Mental Health First Aid has become a full-blown movement in the United States and now boasts half a million Mental Health First Aiders strong and growing every day.

A dying mother’s request to a best friend — “Will you take my babies?” — has turned into a story of inspiration for the world.

Learning should never end. Tourism Director Linda Shepperd is pitching a plan to create an African-American Cultural and Heritage Trail to cover from the colonial period through the civil rights era. 

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