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How to renovate an older home without compromising its charm

There's a lot of talk these days about the many ways to bring historic homes into the modern era. But if you've purchased an older home – or watched enough of the TV shows featuring their renovations – you know that the original features can lend the most charm. Here are some things to consider as you work to maintain the integrity of a vintage home through updates, upgrades and renovations.

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Ask Angie’s List: What are some good home projects to tackle right now?

With the holidays behind us and the coldest months settling in, you might not be thinking too much about getting professional work done in your home. But whether it's hiring a handyman to finish a to-do list or putting pen to paper for a big remodel, you can still complete some useful projects. And since winter is a slow period for many professionals, you might even be able to negotiate a better rate and get on the schedule quickly.

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Design Recipes: Secrets for small rooms

While some rooms are spacious and generous, others may be smaller and more challenging. Many apartment dwellers and homeowners have the overwhelming desire to make every space count. So what to do in the case of small rooms and spaces? Here are some key tips to keep in mind.

Movie News & Reviews

‘A Dog’s Way Home’ is worth a tail wag

The "Homeward Bound" movies of the early '90s solidified the family film subgenre of cross-country adventures by lovable, anthropomorphized pets. The latest entry, "A Dog's Way Home," doesn't do anything new with the formula, but it does deliver exactly what it promises – a movie that's cute, with just enough tension to not scare youngsters.

Movie News & Reviews

Movie review: ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ is a sweet but outlandish tale

With the proliferation of dog movies in the past couple of years, it's no surprise that the astonishing animal journey film would soon resurface. "The Adventures of Milo and Otis" and the "Homeward Bound" movies were wildly popular family movies in the 1980s and '90s, and now joining the canon is "A Dog's Way Home." It's based on a book by W. Bruce Cameron, who also wrote the source material for last year's "A Dog's Purpose." The film, directed by Charles Martin Smith and co-written by Cathryn Michon and Cameron, uses simple, formulaic storytelling to spin the tale of Bella, a rescued pit bull who makes her way home after a two-year walkabout.

A cantaloupe breaking the Guinness World Record, grown right here in NC

At 65.9 pounds, a cantaloupe grown by Danny Vester in Spring Hope, NC, is now the largest in the world. Vester is well-known for growing large pumpkins and watermelons too.