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    Steve Harvey in ‘Family Feud’ with fans

    Name something Steve Harvey has done recently that is upsetting fans? Survey says … it’s more than one thing. The normally beloved host has run afoul of a few with his recent actions. Harvey tweeted an apology on Tuesday morning — his 60th birthday. “I offer my humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community, last week,” Harvey tweeted. “It was not my intention and the humor was not meant with any malice or disrespect whatsoever.” The […]

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    George H.W., Barbara Bush ‘both on the upswing’

    Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush are “both on the upswing,” Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said Thursday, adding, “they may not be out of the woods yet, but we can see the edge of the forest.” Here is the Jan 19 2017 update from the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on the Bushes' health. — Jim McGrath (@jgm41) January 19, 2017 McGrath said Barbara Bush continues to be treated for her bronchitis with antibiotics, and […]

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    Neighbors upset about illegal dumping in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Folks living off of Old Salisbury Road in the Linwood community of Davidson County say they have a serious problem with illegal dumping. “It’s not just a one day or every now and again. It’s all the time, two or three times a week. People pull in and out and dumping whatever they got,” one neighbor said. The land around an abandoned farmhouse is covered with unwanted bikes, paint, televisions, mattresses and furniture. Homeowners have spoken with their […]

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    Body found at abandoned Greensboro factory identified; death deemed homicide

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The body found at the site of an abandoned Greensboro factory has been identified and the death has been ruled a homicide, according to a news release from Greensboro police. Preliminary autopsy results identified the remains of a man found behind a building at the abandoned Proximity Print Works factory, at 1700 Fairview St., as 24-year-old Bangaly Fofana, of East Orange, New Jersey. Officers responded to the site on Monday at about 3:45 p.m. after a report came […]

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    George H.W. and Barbara Bush hospitalized

    HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday. President Bush, 92, was admitted to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital to address “an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation,” his spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a statement. Barbara Bush also was admitted to the hospital Wednesday morning as a precaution after “experiencing […]

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    Lowe’s to cut 2,400 full-time jobs

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. — North Carolina-based Lowe’s announced cuts to thousands of assistant store manager positions on Tuesday. A company spokeswoman said the layoffs are part of a new store staffing model, WSOC reports. The new store model will result in the reduction of approximately one to two assistant store manager positions per store, the spokeswoman also said. The spokeswoman said the layoffs affect approximately 2,400 employees, which is less than 1 percent of the company’s global workforce of 285,000. “The […]

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    Obama approval rating hits 60% as end of term approaches

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will leave office Friday with his highest approval rating since 2009, his presidency largely viewed as a success, and a majority saying they will miss him when he is gone. A new CNN/ORC poll finds Obama’s approval rating stands at 60%, his best mark since June of his first year in office. Compared with other outgoing presidents, Obama lands near the top of the list, outranked only by Bill Clinton’s 66% in January 2001 and […]

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    Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

    Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized for “shortness of breath,” NBC News reports. Bush’s chief of staff, Jean Becker, says he was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital after falling ill. According to Bush’s office, he was hospitalized as a precaution. “He’s there. He’s fine and he’s doing really well,” Bush’s chief of staff, Jean Becker told the Houston Chronicle. Bush, who served a single term as President from 1988 to 1992, was not expected to attend the inauguration of the […]

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    Triad women prepare to march in Washington

    Thousands of women across the country are expected to participate in the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday, including several Piedmont women. “It’s personal for me because I really wanted to stand for what I believed in. I wanted to stand for dignity for women,” Ana Tampanna said. Tampanna is co-captain for a bus taking 10 to 12 women to Washington, D.C., from Winston-Salem. Grace Harrington, is one of the North Carolina organizers for the march, but lives in the […]

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    Trump tweets MLK salute, will meet with son

    After a weekend clash with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, President-elect Donald Trump on Monday called on Americans to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day and “celebrate all of the many wonderful things that he stood for.” “Honor him for being the great man that he was!,” Trump tweeted shortly after incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced that the President-elect would meet with Martin Luther King III in New York. Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all […]

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    US salmon may carry Japanese tapeworm, scientists say

    If you eat raw or undercooked fish, you risk developing an infection from parasites. One of the most gruesome is tapeworm, a species of digestive tract-invading parasites that includes Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, or the Japanese broad tapeworm. Though this worm was commonly believed to infect only fish in Asia, a study published Wednesday in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s monthly journal Emerging Infectious Diseases says wild salmon caught in Alaska had also been infected by this parasite. Based on […]

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    Nutella defends its use of palm oil, deemed a ‘potential health concern’

    Palm oil is considered royalty among vegetable fat because it makes food easy to spread. Derived from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, it is consumed worldwide in baked goods, convenience foods (including chips, snacks and frozen foods) and candy, usually as a vegetable oil, shortening or margarine additive. It’s been getting some attention from the highly popular hazelnut spread Nutella. The maker of the Italian confection is drawing focus to how it uses the product, which it says […]