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560-pound man biking across US to lose weight

TIVERTON, R.I. — A 560-pound man biking across the United States to lose weight hit a snag in Rhode Island. The Newport Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1JfwEFz ) a bent rim on Eric Hites’ bicycle has kept him in Tiverton since late last week, 90 miles from where his ride began in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Newport Bicycle is outfitting Hites with a ... Read More »

Owl with an attitude wins face-off with deputy

BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder County sheriff’s deputy got into a face-off with an owl with an attitude, and the owl won. Deputy Sophie Berman came across the raptor on a dirt road on Tuesday as Berman patrolled an area near a campground west of Boulder. Berman crouched down to take video of the owl and spoke to the owl, ... Read More »

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. — A white-bearded Florida man has won the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt. Retired air traffic controller Charlie Boice of Palm Beach Gardens prevailed Saturday night at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, a hangout of Ernest Hemingway during his Key West residency in the 1930s. A panel of former contest winners chose Boice, 56, who said ... Read More »

Pet ‘n Nanny Sponsors July 26 Fence Build for Chained Dogs

Through its partnership with the Coalition to Unchain Dogs, Pet ‘n Nanny owners Shannon and Gerry Arner will help build a fence on Sunday, July 26 for three dogs that are continuously chained outdoors at their home in Durham. The professional pet-sitting company donated funds to the Coalition to sponsor a volunteer “fence build” and supply dog houses. On the ... Read More »

Traffic Alert – Durham Road

The 300 block of Durham Road will be reduced to one lane with alternating two-way traffic on Wednesday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lane closure is necessary to allow tree crews to remove a dead oak tree in the area. Signs and flaggers will direct traffic through the work area. Delays are expected and motorists are ... Read More »

Bell Bottoms and Skinny Jeans

By Michelle Bowers Since the time I founded the Facebook page, ‘Abandoned Homes of North Carolina‘, which was a little over a year ago, I have had quite a few moments that have left me feeling proud of the little community I created. There have been press stories about the page and various interviews, but to me the most fulfilling ... Read More »

Rolesville Farmers Market to Check Local Melons

There’s something growing in downtown Rolesville. At the corner of Young Street and 401, the Rolesville Farmers Market has set up shop for the summer season, offering produce, locally made goods and crafts. A new venture for the town, the market is open to the public every Saturday starting at 8 am at 105 West Young Street (across from the ... Read More »

Police: Man sneaks into home, hides under bed for 3 days

SPOTSWOOD, N.J. — Police say a man sneaked into a central New Jersey home and hid under a bed in a spare room for three days before the homeowner realized what had happened. Spotswood police say Jason Hubbard was charged with burglary in the incident, which occurred in May but wasn’t made public until this week. He’s also charged with ... Read More »

Craigslist founder gives group $10,000 for composting toilet

More on this MORRISTOWN, N.J. — The founder of Craigslist has donated $ 10,000 for a composting toilet that will be named in his honor by a northern New Jersey organization. Grow It Green Morristown says Craig Newmark’s donation will likely cover the purchase of the toilet for the group’s Early Street Community Garden. Newmark spent the first 12 years ... Read More »