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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Racially segregated war memorial plaques divide South Carolina town

    Racially segregated war memorial plaques divide South Carolina town
    It was a noble gesture intended to salve the wounds of this former mill town’s segregated past. Mayor Welborn Adams and the local American Legion raised $15,000 for new plaques on the town’s war memorial to replace ones that designate the...
  • Oswego business owners create Random Acts of Candy

    Oswego business owners create Random Acts of Candy
    "Sometimes, you just don't know what people are doing out in the community," Ernie Bolen of Oswego said. As a way to find out and give back to their community in 2012, Pam and Ernie Bolen, owners of Mamie's Toffee & Treats in Oswego, began to surprise...
  • Monday storms take toll

    Another Monday, another winter storm. Old Man Winter, apparently keeping rhythm to the seven-day week, will hit us Monday with rain and probably snow and sleet for the third Monday in a row, and the fourth Monday since the start of the year. Though...
  • Jobless claims hit 15-year low

    Jobless claims hit 15-year low
    In a positive sign for the labor market, initial claims for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications for unemployment benefits fell 43,000 to 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24,...
  • Temple/church organize MLK Day service

    Temple/church organize MLK Day service
    Two leading Boca Raton religious institutions — Congregation B'nai Israel (CBI) and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church — organized a joint Martin Luther King Day interfaith service on Sunday, Jan. 18 at the church. Guest speaker at the...
  • Lee-Jackson ceremony not aimed at King or promoting racism

    Lee-Jackson ceremony not aimed at King or promoting racism
    In response to the recent letter to the editor ("Timing of Jackson-Lee event just coincidence?" Jan 21), it's time to play "Name That Conspiracy!" Let's hear the five top contenders and see which conspiracy theory creates the most angst and apoplexy in...
  • Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community

    Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community
    With an energizing round of speeches, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at its 15th annual breakfast. "Be inspired to serve your community. Martin Luther King Day isn't about a day off but a day on," said...
  • Weekly jobless claims rise but remain low

    Weekly jobless claims rise  but remain low
    More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications rose less than expected, holding at a level that signals a strong job market. Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 11,000, to 278,000, for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor...
  • Trayvon Martin, others make New Yorker cover

    Trayvon Martin, others make New Yorker cover
    For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The New Yorker has tied the civil rights leader's legacy to current events. King is shown in the Jan. 26 cover drawing along with Trayvon Martin and other young men of color who were killed at early ages. They are shown...
  • MLK Day message: Diversity should be every day

    MLK Day message: Diversity should be every day
    Looking out at the faces assembled on the morning of Martin Luther King Day, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs remarked at how much they resembled the interracial, interdenominational marchers who followed King from Montgomery to Selma 50 years ago. "As...
  • Fourteen shot during holiday weekend

    Fourteen shot during holiday weekend
    Two men who were shot in the head in West Baltimore during the weekend have died of their injuries, police said Monday. Three more shootings Monday — including one that left a woman in critical condition — brought the city's total during the...