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North Carolina excited to choose between Clinton and Obama

RALEIGH, N.C. - Not since 1988 has North Carolina had much of a voice in choosing a presidential nominee. Back then, it joined several Southern states to help pick Al Gore, a neighbor from Tennessee.

May 09, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton raises $10 million, helped by 80,000 new donors

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton raised $10 million in the 24 hours after winning the Pennsylvania primary, aided by contributions from 80,000 new donors, her campaign said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Hollywood animal trainer distraught over fatal bear attack

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - The owner of a wild animal training center where a grizzly bear killed a handler says the animal is a ''loving, affectionate, friendly, safe bear,'' but he is at a loss to explain how a ''simple routine'' turned tragic.

May 09, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


5 dead, 7 hurt after truck, van collide south of Pittsburgh

EIGHTY-FOUR, Pa. - A tractor-trailer collided with a van carrying residents from a group home for the mentally disabled Thursday, flipping the vehicle onto its side and crushing it against a building. Five people were killed and seven injured.

May 09, 2008 | By JOE MANDAK Associated Press Writer | National


China reports it’s tied US for most Internet users

BEIJING - By some measures, China has tied the United States as the online population leader with its government reporting that the number of Internet users there has soared to 221 million.

May 09, 2008 | By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Chinese authorities stepping up security ahead of Olympics

BEIJING - Foreigners report random ID checks. Police check on chemicals in school science labs. A music festival is postponed. With 3 1/2 months to go, China is ramping up its campaign to tighten security ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

May 09, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prep Sports Blitz: SEB stings & NFL's Mincey returns- Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, April 24 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

May 09, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Florida lawmakers debate offering a Christian license plate

MIAMI - Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.

May 09, 2008 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Writer | National


’Jihadist’ booted from government lexicon

WASHINGTON - Don't call them jihadists any more.

May 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress getting evidence on suspected nuclear facility

WASHINGTON - The Syrian nuclear reactor allegedly built with North Korean design help and destroyed last year by Israeli jets was within weeks or months of being functional, a top U.S. official said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


House Dem leaders may add unemployment benefits to war bill

WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders plan to add extended unemployment benefits and new education funding for veterans to President Bush's war funding bill while dropping lots of other party priorities.

May 09, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Pakistan wants peace deal with militant tribe

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's government is seeking a peace deal with the tribe of a Taliban commander suspected in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, an official said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 4/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 79-year-old male in reasonably good health for my age.

May 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/25

DEAR ABBY: I'm 12 and adopted. I have always known and have never felt less loved because of it. My mom always said that when you're adopted, you know that you are wanted and loved because nobody gets adopted by accident.

May 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Nepal’s Maoists win lead role in new governing assembly

KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's former communist rebels were declared the biggest party in a new governing assembly Thursday. While the Maoists won't have a majority, they are expected to usher in sweeping changes for the poor Himalayan nation.

May 09, 2008 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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