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February 27, 2018

WASHINGTON — It is pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these “superagers” to uncover their secret.

The work is the flip side of the disappointing…

Older Bodies Younger Brains

February 25, 2018

HOUSTON — Katy Taylor was 16 as she watched the ladies figure skating competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin from her home in Houston, visualizing the leap from alternate to Olympian she felt was sure to come in four short years.

It did not happen. Life intervened.

A year after…

Exchange Ice Skater-1

February 24, 2018

This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off.

Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That is no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is…

Flu Season

February 23, 2018

MONTREAT — As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around the globe via TV and dispensing spiritual counsel — and political advice — to U.S.…

Obit Billy Graham

February 23, 2018

The Nash Heart Center at Nash UNC Health Care announced Thursday it will now offer support services for heart valve replacement procedures, bringing a number of services typically performed in Chapel Hill closer to home for residents of Eastern North Carolina.

Dr. John Vavalle, director of the UNC…

February 22, 2018

The New York Theatre Ballet will return to Tarboro to perform in the Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. on March 22, bringing a program of mixed repertoire.

The New York Theatre Ballet has performed in the series annually for the past five years.…


February 21, 2018

MONTREAT — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.

Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other…

Obit Billy Graham

February 21, 2018

Sometimes it is fun to swerve from the typical evening-meal lineup toward breakfast for dinner. And by breakfast, I don't mean Froot Loops — but a hearty, diner-style meal instead.

This recipe touches all the bases. For starters, there are crisped potato pancakes, with your choice of grated…

February Dishes for Sunday Supper

February 20, 2018

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world’s most liberal euthanasia laws.

The case is described in a letter provided to The Associated…

Belgium Euthanasia Controversy

February 19, 2018

Eric Lundgren is obsessed with recycling electronics.

He built an electric car out of recycled parts that far outdistanced a Tesla in a test. He launched what he thinks is the first “electronic hybrid recycling” facility in the United States, which turns discarded cellphones and other…

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