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  • 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…

  • Brew battle: Anheuser-Busch mounts trademark challenge against Greensboro's Natty Greene's

    Greensboro craft brewery Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. has attracted the attention – and opposition – of brewing behemoth Anheuser-Busch.

    The St. Louis-based brewer has weighed in against the federal trademark application of Natty Greene’s, saying it infringes upon trademarks for one of its brews, Natural Light, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    What’s the connection? Anheuser-Busch says many beer drinkers commonly refer to Natural Light as “Natty’s,” so the company trademarked the…

  • N.C. adds 5,700 private jobs in May, but unemployment rate increases

    North Carolina private employers added 5,700 jobs from April to May, and commerce analysts estimate there were 10,000 more employed persons in that same time.

    The unemployment rate actually increased, the first month-over-month increase in more than a year, but that has more to do with how the rate is calculated, than a fair snapshot of the overall economy. For months, the rate has been artificially decreasing, so a more astute analysis of the jobs picture looks at overall employment, not the unemployment…