day : 04/09/2015 3 results

Foster Students’ Path to College

Mia Powell is one of thousands of students who recently headed back to the classroom in Wake County. But, just a few years ago, graduating from Southeast Raleigh High School and going to college seemed like a pipe dream for this 18 year old. “I am really enjoying my time at Wake Tech,” said Powell. “I absolutely did not believe I would be where I am today three years ago.” Her life looked a lot different in 2012 when she entered Wake County’s Foster Care Program. She didn’t ...

New life for used colors

BY CORBIE HILL Correspondent Without fail, someone is forever forgetting to put our sidewalk chalk away. Sometimes it gets rained on, and sometimes it simply gets misplaced under a tree, only to surface later when the leaves need raking. It’s hard to use after all that time in the elements, but it also seems like a waste to throw it away – particularly when, as the parents of two young kids, we know that would just mean going out to buy more. During a recent beach ...

We LOVE Capon Springs, and this is why…

For me, it’s been 24 years since I first joined the annual Kostopolis family vacation to Capon Springs, WV.  For Lisa’s mom, it’s been 63 Years.  This is what we love the most: Meat! Getting OUT of the spring fed swimming pool. DJ and I scaring the high school kids as they walk back from the hay ride in pitch dark. The dream of winning a jar of Pearl's applebutter in the mixed doubles shuffleboard tournament. Thriller, led by Uncle Jesse. ...