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  • Former steel worker wins prestigious poetry prize

    In the summer of 1970, Afaa Michael Weaver was a clerk recording the weight of the massive tin coils produced at Sparrows Point Steel Mill, tin that would later be turned into soup cans and the like. He used a crayon to mark the coils, which would be warm enough to melt the wax, so his numbers would stick. In between, he wrote poems on the backs of the tally sheets. He remembers when he showed up for work one day just as a co-worker's foot was being amputated; it was caught in the machinery and it was the only way to free him. Weaver thought, I gotta get a safer job. He did, relatively speaking, and worked the next 14 years on the packing floor and, later, in the warehouse of Proctor & Gamble's factory in Locust Point.
  • Kremus, Shields maintain a special connection

     
    Jason Kremus returned to the Seth Grove Stadium infield at Shippensburg University about seven years ago to present medals to some of the top finishers at the PIAA Track & Field Championships. A woman serving as a trainer for the...

    Bethlehem City Council President Eric Evans announces reelection bid

     
    City Council President Eric Evans, a teacher and little league coach, announced this week he’ll seek a second term. Evans said his strong financial background is well suited for council, which has the power of the purse. Having earned a master&#...

    Conference realignment is all about academics, education, er, insincerity

     
    ACC, conference realignment has nothing to do with education.

    Liberty students win with 'The Substitute' on MTV

     
    Liberty High School students win with "The Substitute" on MTV