Summer

Arts & Culture
11:38 am
Thu July 3, 2014

What Does Summer Camp Look Like For Your Family?

Waiting for the camp bus. First day excitement!
Credit Alice via ShineBig

Hello mudda, hello fadda. It's that time again, summer camp!  What does summer camp look like for you and your family? Click here to share a photo, audio or video right from your phone.

You have until Friday, July 11. On Monday the 14th we will feature some of our favorite submissions here.

Click here to browse all of submissions we've published so far.

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Book News & Features
9:46 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Kate DiCamillo's Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading

Scholastic Press

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 11:12 am

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, and that means the tantalizing prospect of having more time for reading stretches ahead of us — long, lazy summer days curled up with a book.

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Health
12:23 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Duke Study Finds Way To Block Painful Sunburns

Some sun is good - giving the body a daily dose of vitamin D. But if you get too much, the rays can harm the DNA in skin cells and increase your chances of getting cancer.
Credit Laura Brunow

New research out of Duke University could put an end to painful sunburns. Scientists have discovered a way to block TRP-V-4, a skin molecule responsible for the redness and pain following prolonged sun exposure.

"Like reddening, formation of soreness and blisters... influx of blood, inflammatory cells, of cells that make itch," said Wolfgang Liedtke, a neurobiology professor at Duke. "That is the tissue injury response down to the level of non-visible."

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Politics & Government
2:21 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

State Wants You To Get Your Money’s Worth At Frozen Yogurt Shops

Frozen yogurt shops are being inspected by the state.
Credit shadeofmelon via Flickr, Creative Commons

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s high season for frozen yogurt shops around the state.  But the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is urging customers to be wary: what you pay for might not be what you get. Many yogurt shops determine price based on the weight of the yogurt and toppings, but they are required to subtract the weight of the cup or package first (which is called the tare weight). According to Jerry Butler, NCDA & CS Weight and Measures program manager, not every shop is aware of that.

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Arts & Culture
10:18 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Ready For Some Summer Music Beneath The Stars? WUNC’s 2013 Outdoor Concert Guide

A performer at last year's Oak City 7 concert series in Raleigh.
Credit Carter Peery, courtesy of OC7.

Summer is fast approaching, and so is outdoor concert season. If you’re aching to spend warm nights in the company of friends listening to good music under the stars, you’re in luck. The options for outdoor music in the Triad are numerous. Several small towns host regular, free concerts and larger cities like Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro have multiple outdoor music series showcasing  everything from chamber music to R & B, and from hip hop to bluegrass.

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