Jobless in NC and not even lapping up that lavish $350 yet

Bobby Parker: Legislative leaders are aching to get tougher on those of us who have been so brash as to seek unemployment benefits at a time when we need a little help. Now, they want to make sure that you’re not sitting on your duff lapping up that $350 to lavish on, say, utilities to power your Internet job search, gas to get you to an interview or ... food?

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Raleigh couple gets a second chance at love, 46 years later

Gayle Radford and Danny Queen were high school sweethearts who were set to be married in 1969

That wedding was called off, and they went on to marry other people

They were reunited a few years ago, fell in love and finally married each other

Watch a timelapse video of over 1700 photos from South Carolina Gamecock's 17-13 victory over North Carolina Tar Heels in the Belk College Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Video by Ethan Hyman, ehyman@newsobserver.com
Robert Willett and Ethan Hyman rwillett@newsobserver.com/ehyman@newsobserver.com