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January 21, 2018

MCLEAN, Va. — Patricia Cooper’s father was sliding toward death more quickly than anyone had anticipated. His only hope of surviving liver disease was a transplant, which his doctors agreed was all but a fantasy. In a nation with a severe shortage of donor livers, Wayne Cooper was…


Holocaust museum in Brooklyn focuses on faith, survival

January 19, 2018

NEW YORK — Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn.

The three-year-old Amud Aish Memorial Museum, located far from the tourist crowds at near the very edge of the borough, focuses on the experiences of Orthodox Jews…


Barton Players to perform 'Call of the Wild' at ECC

January 18, 2018

Edgecombe Community College will welcome The Barter Players back to Tarboro at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

The theater troupe, based at the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va., will perform an adaptation of Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild” as part of…


Cauliflower can morph into movie night snack food

January 17, 2018

Years ago, I was attempting to reverse my daughter Valentine’s disdain for cauliflower. She was always my veggie-loving kiddo, so I was stumped by her dislike of one my favorites. Who doesn’t love roasted cauliflower florets, with those crispy caramelized golden edges?

She loved…