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  • Raleigh craftsmanship and products featured at new visitor center for medieval Stonehenge

    There’s now a little token of Raleigh present at Stonehenge, the English medieval monument that has spurred debate for hundreds of years over the standing stones’ origins.

    The caretakers of Stonehenge this year opened a new visitor center building valued at $46 million, and they chose Umicore Building Products to supply the zinc composit panels for the underside soffit of its roof.

    Umicore and its VMZInc subsidiary have their North American headquarters in Raleigh.

    And it could be argued that…

  • Natty Greene’s: Anheuser-Busch challenge is 'unfounded'

    When UNC-Greensboro roommates Kayne Fisher and Chris Lester founded Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. in 2004, they never dreamed they’d be facing a trademark challenge by one of the largest brewing companies in the world.

    But that’s exactly what happened this week when Anheuser-Busch InBev — the Belgium-based parent company of Anheuser-Busch Cos., which brews in St. Louis — filed a challenge to the Greensboro brewery’s trademark application for “Natty Greene’s.”

    “In no way did we ever think…

  • Men: Can't quit smoking? Combining treatments could be the answer

    Male chain smokers looking to kick the habit once and for all could benefit from combining two cessation treatments, says new research from Duke Medicine.

    More than 60 percent of men who were “highly dependent” on nicotine were able to successfully quit smoking using a combination of varenicline and bupropion compared to just 14 percent who took only varenicline, said Jed Rose, the study’s lead author, in a release. Rose serves as director of the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation.

    The two…

  • Black Wall Street: A legacy in downtown Durham

    Nestled in the heart of downtown Durham, you’ll notice some historic signs framing the Parrish Street.

    Don’t ignore them.

    Parrish Street, see, isn’t just a fledgling innovation district in Bull City.

    It’s part of its cultural legacy, the locale that used to be called “Black Wall Street.”

    And it’s the topic of a lengthy project that became this week’s centerpiece– a look at institutions such as Mechanics & Farmers Bank that gave Durham early prominence.

    For more than a hundred…

  • Dog training facility opening on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh

    While people all over the country took their best friend to work for National Take Your Dog to Work Day Friday, some of those dogs may not have behaved appropriately in the office.

    In fact, if most dogs had better manners, every day could be Take Your Dog to Work Day. Whether your dog is tearing through trash or being disruptive in other ways, most animal behavior specialists will say it’s the owners who need training.

    That’s Jen Hendrickson’s goal: To train you along with your dog, she says…