July 4 falls on a Monday this year, and that’s when many cities and towns are holding their Independence Day spectaculars – fireworks and all. But several towns do have celebrations planned for Sunday.
Looking to celebrate Independence Day in the Triangle? You’ve got options – many, many options. From baseball games with fireworks afterword to old-fashioned seed-spitting contests to patriotic parades, celebrations will be going on from Friday through Tuesday.
They don’t wear green. They don’t eat peanuts. And they never go near the pits. These are the things that mark the women behind the NASCAR men who raced in the American 500 at the N.C. Motor Speedway in 1967.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is offering a first-ever papal assessment of his own pontificate in a book that recounts his decision to resign, his surprise at his successor and his attempts to dismantle what he calls the Vatican's "gay lobby."
In this age of more responsive – some would say permissive – parenting, most of us have moments when we ask ourselves, “Has my kid just stepped over the all-important line that separates ‘spirited,' or ‘confident' from ‘a complete brat'?”
It may be delicious, but the evidence is accumulating that meat, particularly red meat, is just a disaster for the environment – and not so great for human beings, too. Would a “meat tax” help cut its consumption?
Last year, the National Park Service shattered its previous attendance record by 14 million, attracting more than 307 million visitors. This year, traffic is already up nearly 3 million in year-to-date comparisons. And while the service won’t project another record-breaking year, 2016 is shaping up to be perhaps its busiest summer, as judged by events created to celebrate its centennial year.