[Times photo: Pam Royal]
Central Avenue's changing cast
Once deserted Central Avenue is buzzing with energy on Friday and Saturday. Bars, restaurants and concert venues are drawing people of all ages downtown.
Educator's contributions memorialized in display
Frank W. Pierce's awards and a biography stand in the lobby of the community center that bears his name.
Longtime preschool director retires
Mary Vause ran Westminster Day School since 1961 and is considered "part of the personality of this school."
[Times photo: Cherie Diez]
Velma Mims, left, and her daughter Natalie D. Jackson, perform Friday during the Multi-Cultural Festival at PTEC.
Vive la difference is festival, school theme
At PTEC, a melting pot in more ways than one, conflict resolution and cultural awareness are taught and valued.
Residents complain about new ballpark
Traffic overflow on 12th Street S leaves some residents near Lakewood Baseball Complex feeling betrayed by planners.
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Gulfport leading boom on the beach
The city's successful use of public projects to spur commercial development has other cities taking notes.
Appeals court restores youth curfew
The court reverses a ruling spurred when three youths and the ACLU fought the curfew ordinance two years ago.
CVS drugstore eyes Watson's Foodtown
The project must pass muster with several boards and residents, some of whom fear more traffic and development east of Fourth Street.
Lealman substation to handle fires, too
If all goes well, the station at 4565 Park St. will open soon and handle both medical crises and fires.
Police cite parents parked at school
Nine parents parked behind Northwest Elementary School on 24th Avenue N were ticketed Tuesday afternoon.
Teen club gives police fine line to walk
Teens clogging Central Avenue around 1901 Club sometimes brawl and taunt officers. Handling things taxes the "art" of patrol.