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The ‘beating heart of Myrtle Beach’ went silent 10 years ago with closing of Pavilion

The Myrtle Beach Pavilion, an amusement park opened in 1948 and closed in 2006, was a destination that stood out among the many beach towns along the East Coast. Ten years later, the Pavilion, called the “beating heart of Myrtle Beach” by Mayor John Rhodes, is a 12-acre grassy lot.

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Give kayaking a try this fall

When fall hits are you ever bored and looking for something to do outside? If you are, maybe kayaking is the solution for you. Summer is over, but kayaking is an outdoor activity you still can do in the fall and have just as much fun.

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Can a 74-year-old yogi with an aneurysm stand on her head?

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The room was buzzing with doctors, an ultrasound technologist and a yoga instructor. The two cardiologists were huddled in the center checking the heart rate and blood pressure. And there, against the wall near the door, the patient, Sally Mertens quietly stood on her head.

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Parents @ Play: Games for one

Our mission here at Parents@Play is to bring you toys and games that parents and kids will enjoy doing together. But all of us need some me-time now and then. So what do you do when you're home alone and want a fun way to unwind, or when you're in the car and your child wants to play? Well, here are four engaging, entertaining, and mind-stretching games for solo players. Oh, and none of them are electronic in any way.

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Tips: 3 features you need to know about iOS 10

The latest operating system for Apple's smartphone lineup is here, which means it is time to take a look at some hidden tips and features you might now know about. We've lined up three of our favorites, and some of the most useful we've come across.

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Living with Children: Parental fork in the road

In the late 1960s, America came to a fork in the parenting road and took the road never traveled. My generation did what no generation in any culture at any time in history had ever done: we broke with the parenting traditions of our foremothers and forefathers. When the time came, we refused to take the well-worn parenting baton and carry it forward. And as poet Robert Frost foresaw, albeit upside-down, it has made all of the difference.

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Lori Borgman: Getting burned and bummed on fall crafts

It's PSL season. You know what that is, right? Pumpkin spice latte. It's not just a drink, it is the official kickoff for fall - the ref's whistle signaling that it's time to break out the sweaters, boots, cider, pumpkins, candy corn and endless adorable crafts.

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Ex-etiquette: Distant daughter

Q: My ex and I share custody of our daughter, and lately I've noticed that my daughter never wants to talk to me when she is at her mother's house. She seems happy at my house and likes to talk to her mom when she calls, but distant and withdrawn from me when she's with her mom. I've discussed this with her mother, but since it's not happening at her house, she really doesn't care. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Ask Mr. Dad: Bullying: When the victim becomes the perpetrator

Dear Mr. Dad: My son just started in middle school and the dean called to tell me that my son is bullying several of his classmates. I find this hard to believe: I've never seen him treat anyone badly and no one else has ever told me otherwise. Plus, back in elementary school, he was constantly bullied because he was overweight (although he had a growth spurt and lost a lot of that weight over the summer). What should I do about this?

Videos

Star Trek vs. Star Wars

Raleigh News & Observer resident Star Trek expert Keung Hui and 11-year-old Star Wars fan James Giglio discuss and compare their favorite science fiction franchises in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first Star Trek episode.
Travis Long Raleigh News & Observer
Star Trek vs. Star Wars 1:55

Star Trek vs. Star Wars

Cordillo Courts residents praise Neighborhood Outreach Connection 1:08

Cordillo Courts residents praise Neighborhood Outreach Connection

Fighting kids' fall allergies 3:24

Fighting kids' fall allergies

'I'm a white male, and I am prejudiced': Caller asks black TV guest how to change 3:49

'I'm a white male, and I am prejudiced': Caller asks black TV guest how to change