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By Jon Hawley Staff Writer   Sunday, April 22, 2018   Cold brews, hot barbecue and a new tournament proved a winning trifecta for the Albemarle Area United Way on Saturday when it hosted “Bocce, Beer and Bites.”   The first-ever event drew hundreds of people to Waterfront Park in Elizabeth City, where teams of four competed in a bocce tournament serving as this year's major fundraiser for the Albemarle Area United Way. The AAUW is an umbrella organization serving 19 nonprofits across 13 counties, and Bocce, Beer and Bites is serving as its major fundraiser this year.   The event came together...
If you’re like me, you have a slew of random items in your home that are either collecting dust or resenting you for not using them (treadmill, cough cough). While you could sell these items online, donating them to underprivileged individuals or impoverished families will provide far greater value. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are close to 41 million people currently living in poverty, many of whom would love to have your gently used items. So, in the spirit of spring cleaning, here are three ways you can make the most of your overlooked items:   Support local jobs: You may not...

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