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Oct. 22, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Supporting the library

A former store in Vance Square is filled front to back with tables loaded with books.

As they prepared for this weekend’s book sale, volunteers for Friends of the Library were busy accepting books from donors and organizing them.

“The children’s area is in back. Best sellers up front,” said Pat Newman, who is managing the book sale that benefits Perry Memorial Library.

The annual book sale supports library programs.

The sale will begin for Friends of the Library members from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. Non-members can join the organization at the door.

The sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said.

 

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

 

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

Hawaii hit by winds, rain as hurricane veers west

Hurricane Ana was on course Saturday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles but was generating high waves, strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash-flood warnings throughout the islands.

 

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

First US Ebola victim remembered for compassion

Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and subsequent death as the first victim of the disease in the United States.

 

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

Judge: GOP can intervene in gay marriage cases

Republican lawmakers can intervene in a pair of challenges to North Carolina's now-defunct gay marriage ban, potentially enabling them to appeal the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

2nd Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, and officials on Wednesday began reaching out to passengers who had been on a flight with her the day before she fell ill.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

2nd Texas health worker with Ebola was on flight

Health officials are alerting airline passengers who were on the same flight as a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola the next day.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

Connecticut man accused of 'mopping aggressively'

A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he grabbed a mop out of a hotel employee's hands and was "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Judge: City remains in control of airport

A North Carolina judge says Charlotte will maintain control of one of the nation's busiest airports instead of a commission pushed by state Republican lawmakers.