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Better Homes’ longtime editor retiring (access required)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Better Homes and Gardens says longtime chief editor Gayle Butler, who helped expand the magazine’s scope and digital reach, is retiring. Meredith Corp., which owns the magazine, released a statement last week saying Butler will end ...

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Decaying factories transformed in Warsaw (access required)

WARSAW, Poland – The space once housed weapons and motorbike factories. Today, it is Warsaw’s Soho Factory, a hip new space of exhibitions, offices and restaurants. Taking inspiration from SoHo and the Meatpacking District in New York City, entrepreneur Rafal ...

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Bill would preserve possum drop (access required)

RALEIGH – Another proposed law designed to preserve a western North Carolina New Year’s Eve tradition involving a live, wild opossum is going to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk. The General Assembly gave final approval Tuesday to a measure exempting opossums everywhere ...

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It’s only money (access required)

After bellyaching about the potentially high cost of an adverse ruling against the state involving the Map Act, the North Carolina Department of Transportation retained a stable of expensive private lawyers at the expense of taxpayers. According to attorneys for ...

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Goats eat invasive plants at NC park (access required)

CHIMNEY ROCK – Maybe kudzu is not indestructible after all. The Times-News of Hendersonville reports a preservation group is using goats to tackle the vines at Chimney Rock State Park. About 15 goats have been working for nearly two weeks ...

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