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  • Robert Champion (AP Photo)

    13 charged in hazing death of Fla. band member

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Thirteen people were charged Wednesday for their roles in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major who was severely beaten in what appears to be one of the biggest college hazing cases ever. The charges were announced more than five months after Robert Champion, 26, died aboard a chartered bus parked outside an Orlando hotel following a performance against a rival school. The case has exposed a harsh tradition among marching bands at some […]

  • Reginald Raphael Reaves (Guilford Co. Jail)

    Man shot to death in Greensboro, suspect charged with murder

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Greensboro Tuesday night. Reginald Raphael Reaves, 55, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Vershawn Abdulla Miller, 28. The shooting happened around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 1800 block of McKnight Mill Road. Police found Miller suffering from a gunshot wound, and Miller died shortly after arriving at Moses Cone Hospital. Police said Reaves was arrested within hours […]

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    Successful Aging: Money Management

    Successful Aging expert Linda Pritchett joined us this morning to talk about retirement and low interest CD’s for senior citizens. For more information, check out Linda’s site at www.vitalmagonline.com or by calling her at (336) 292-3875. Copies of Vital magazine are also available at area Walgreens stores.

  • Recipe Wednesday: Spring Vegetables

    Recipe: Strawberries and Dandelion Greens

    1 ounce  dandelion greens 1 ounce  baby spinach 1/2 ounce  extra virgin olive oil 1/2 ounce   balsamic vinegar 1 ounce  Strawberry Coulis (see recipe) 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted 1 ounce  Housemade Ricotta Cheese (see recipe) 1/2 ounce  sliced strawberries. In a mixing bowl, combine greens, spinach, oil, vinegar and coulis. Mix well. Remove to a serving plate. Top with almonds, cheese and sliced strawberries. Makes – 1 serving Strawberry Coulis 1 pound  fresh strawberries 1/4 teaspoon  salt 1/2 pound  […]

  • Robert Champion (AP Photo)

    Sheriff: Charges coming in hazing death of Fla. drum major

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At least five people will face criminal charges in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major aboard a band bus in Orlando last fall, authorities said Tuesday. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told The Associated Press that multiple defendants will be charged in 26-year-old Robert Champion’s death, although he refused to say what the charges are. Prosecutors have built five cases against defendants with charges ranging from misdemeanors to felony charges, said Danielle Tavernier, […]

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    13 hurt after school bus flips over in Wilkes Co.

    WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — Twelve students and a school bus driver were taken to hospitals Tuesday after the bus turned onto its side on a Wilkes County road. The wreck happened around 3:35 p.m. on Green Acres Road, not too far from West Wilkes Middle School. Ten students and the bus driver were treated and released from Wilkes Regional Medical Center, troopers said. Two other students were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. All were classified as having minor […]

  • Firefighters at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta (WAGA)

    Fire damages Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta

    ATLANTA — Atlanta fire officials say they have put out a 4-alarm blaze at Tyler Perry Studios that damaged a building at the complex. Atlanta Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jolyon Bundrige says the fire happened before 9 p.m. Tuesday and there were no reports of injuries. He says the cause of the fire and the amount of damage to the complex was not immediately known. A spokesman for Tyler Perry did not immediately comment Tuesday evening. The studio’s website says […]

  • Recipe: Beef Tips & Roasted Tomato Cream Pasta

    6 ounces beef tips, 1” cubes Salt & pepper to taste 1/2 cup  quartered cremini mushrooms 1 fluid ounce canola oil 7 ounces cooked whole wheat linguine 3 fluid ounces Tomato Cream Sauce (see recipe) 1 ounce dandelion greens 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese Heat sauté pan until very hot (no oil); add mushrooms and sauté until they squeak. Season beef tips with salt & pepper. Drizzle oil over mushrooms and begin to sauté. Add beef tips to smoking hot […]

  • Recipe: Ricotta Cheese

    3 quarts half & half cream 1 quart buttermilk 1 1/2 tablespoons salt Combine ingredients in a pot and simmer on medium low heat until curds and whey separate. After noticeable separation, strain through cheesecloth to retain solids and discard whey. Wrap solids in fresh cheesecloth, tie into a ball and hang in refrigerator by suspending under a shelf with a drip pan below for at least 24 hours. Untie, unwrap and store in an airtight container. Use within one […]

  • Recipe Wednesday: Spring Vegetables

    Recipe: Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Pasta

    1/2 ounce canola oil 4 ounces smoked salmon or canned salmon 1/4 cup wild mushrooms 1/2 cup asparagus, chopped 2 fluid ounces extra virgin olive oil 5 ounces cooked whole wheat linguine 1 ounce shaved Reggiano Parmesan 1 teaspoon chopped flat leaf parsley If using smoked salmon; rinse and cut into bite size pieces. Heat canola oil in sauté pan over medium heat, and then add smoked salmon and sauté till heated through. Add mushrooms and asparagus and heat through. […]

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    Recipe: Rhubarbecue Sauce

    1 2/3 pounds rhubarb 2 cups apple cider vinegar 2/3 cup water 3 1/3 cups light brown sugar 1teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Clean and chop rhubarb. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pot and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until rhubarb is completely soft. Puree in blender and strain through a medium-hole strainer. Discard pulp. Place puree in a sauce pot and simmer until dime size bubbles appear. Cool. Makes – 1 quart

  • Recipe: Tomato Gravy

    1 cup yellow onion, diced small 1/4 cup bacon grease 1/4 cup all purpose flour 4 cups canned tomato filets 2 cups chicken stock 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon salt (or to taste) Heat pot over medium heat and sauté onions in bacon grease until golden. Add flour and continue stirring until “wet sand” appearance is achieved. Add tomatoes and stir until warmed through. Add chicken stock, spices and […]