Let the community lead: ECU wins award for service

Newly elected political leaders, take note: Ask and listen, and you will find untapped ways to serve. That’s what ECU’s Lessie Bass believed seven years ago – and it’s what led the university and its partners to receive the respected C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award last week. Bass, an associate professor of social work, …

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Thanksgiving Meal Tip #5 – Serve super spuds

Sweet potato casserole is like a Thanksgiving dish from a Norman Rockwell painting. It’s a can’t-miss side for the dinner table, and that’s probably a great thing. The sweet potato is considered a super food. For around 100 calories, sweet potatoes pack a nutritional punch. A raw sweet potato is packed with nutrients like vitamins A, C and …

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Thanksgiving Meal Tip #3 – Eat for your teeth

Thanksgiving might not seem like the day for starting good eating habits. But there are a few things you can do on Thanksgiving that can be good for oral health year-round. You may not realize, but Thanksgiving is also a feast for the millions of microbes in your mouth.  The bacteria in saliva love the …

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