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Not a Coffee Shop aims to create conversation, change

Jan. 17, 2021 12:01 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The creator of a new coffee club in the Heights neighborhood seeks to create conversations about the historical intersection between Black people and one of the world’s most popular drinks. Three days a week, those driving or walking on National Street will see a sign...

Pandemic paintings featured at the Center for the Arts

Jan. 17, 2021 12:01 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — As the coronavirus shuttered schools, churches and businesses and suspended life for many last spring, north Alabama painter Jane Philips turned to her art to address feelings of isolation, death, decay, rebirth, wonder and growth. Four of the paintings Philips completed last year are...

In this image provided by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, bighorn ewe springs from a specially made trailer used for bighorn sheep transfers while being released along the South Fork of the Judith River in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana on Dec. 16, 2020. Montana wildlife officials have transplanted 49 bighorn sheep into the Little Belt Mountains, in an effort to create a new herd. (Morgan Jacobsen/Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP)

Wild sheep transplanted to new home in Little Belt Mountains

Jan. 16, 2021 12:48 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — After scattering like wildfire in a gust of wind, 49 bighorn sheep have settled in to their new home in the Little Belt Mountains. “One ewe went 24 miles north on the day of the release, turned around and came back,” said Jay Kolbe, wildlife biologist for the Montana...

Historic cotton gin returns home to Prattville

Jan. 16, 2021 12:01 AM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A little bit of Prattville history has made it back home. Auburn University has donated a cotton gin bought from Continental Eagle Co. in 1923. The machine was used by students and staff of the university’s school of agriculture to gin cotton grown at the agricultural...

Thanks to Auburn, historic cotton gin returns to Prattville

Jan. 10, 2021 3:08 PM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A little bit of Prattville history has made it back home. Auburn University has donated a cotton gin bought from Continental Eagle Co. in 1923. The machine was used by students and staff of the university’s school of agriculture to gin cotton grown at the agricultural...

New Mexico liver transplant survivor maintains faith, hope

Jan. 10, 2021 11:01 AM EST

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — From a distance, the COVID-19 drive-up testing site at the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services Urgent Care Clinic resembled a car garage that offered quick oil changes. Vehicles that lined up at the main entrance went in to the metal garage where, in less than 10 minutes,...

Veteran breaks record for 'Pitchell' race in NC city

Jan. 10, 2021 12:01 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When most kids return home to see their parents for Christmas, couch lounging and hot cocoa are typically in order. But not for Kyle Curtin. The 34-year-old Army veteran helicopter electrician and long-distance runner thought a holiday trip to Asheville to see his folks would be...

Montgomery Museum of Art & History Curator Sherry Wyatt drapes the slave made coverlet on a period loom, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Christiansburg Va. Although enslaved people worked in every aspect of the textile industry in antebellum America, individual pieces made by them are rarely verified and very few exist in museum collections today. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Exhibit in Virginia to include rare pre-Civil War coverlet

Jan. 9, 2021 9:00 AM EST

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A story and a handwoven coverlet are all that bear witness to the life of an unnamed woman who lived as a slave on a Montgomery County plantation sometime about 1850. Her meticulous work will represent the lives of African Americans before emancipation in an exhibit set to open...

With no successor to till the land, farm's days numbered

Jan. 9, 2021 3:01 AM EST

ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Ten years of planning, ten years of want ads and hope and worry ended one day in October when Don Kretschmann realized it wasn’t going to work; no one was going to step in. This was going to be the last harvest at Kretschmann Family Organic Farm. Come spring, the Beaver County...

COVID-19 subsidies could mean high income levels for farmers

Jan. 9, 2021 1:01 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota farmers could have what many would consider a successful bottom line for 2020, a fact that’s, ironically, thanks to COVID-19. Net farm income is expected to reach just shy of $120 billion in the U.S., its highest point since 2013 and a more than 43% increase...