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NH's teen pregnancy still lowest nationwide

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For years, New Hampshire has had the lowest teen birth rate in the country.

MEGAN COOLEY

Miss New Hampshire determined to bring home national crown

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Since being crowned Miss New Hampshire in May, Megan Cooley has been preparing to walk on an even bigger stage.

Car show attendees walk Elm Street in Manchester, checking out the vintage and antique cars that line the street.

Checking out the classic rides at Cruising Downtown classic car show in Manchester

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The 13th annual Cruising Downtown classic car show was hosted by the Manchester Rotary Club, Saturday afternoon.

Gardening

The Salem Planning Board recently approved the site plan for a botanical garden at a former miniature golf course on North Broadway.

Former mini-golf course to transform into botanical gardens

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Salem gets more than its share of retail stores and restaurants approved by the Planning Board along Rte. 28, but the latest plan approved for 350 North Broadway should bring more than a touch of...

The garden of Michael and Betsy Gordon in Peterborough is one of six on the Aug. 23 Open Days tour in the Monadnock Region.

0 Monadnock-area garden tour Aug. 23

0 Community garden in Salem busts out all over, causing concern

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MEL GOSSELIN

Food Bank director gets national honor

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The director of New Hampshire Food Bank has been named the 2014 National Chair of Hunger Action Month, according to a release.

A group of about 400 participated in a flash mob to raise awarness about childhood homelessness on Thursday  at Veterans Park in Manchester.

0 Flash mob stands as one in Manchester for campaign to end childhood homelessness

0 Windham band director's love of music pays off

Avenues

The Vegas Building on Main Street in Concord was the site of recent closure to residents due to unsafe conditions.

Concord court orders help for evicted tenants

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A judge ordered the city of Concord to put up evicted tenants of the Vegas Block who sought the help of New Hampshire Legal Assistance after the building was ordered closed in less than 24 hours for...

2 Their condo was destroyed in shooting that claimed Brentwood officer but couple gets bill for dues and fees

Shopping

Eric Helgemoe, owner of Eric's Farmstand in Pelham, unloads vegetables during the weekly Farmers Market on Thursday in Manchester.

Farm to table law promotes Granite State agriculture, markets

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The Granite State's agricultural sector, which added 255 farms between 2007 and 2012, according to the most recent Census of Agriculture.

Grocery manager Dan Cloutier, right, and head cashier Jay Houle, center, splash icy water on former Market Basket employee Ben Marshall on Friday at the supermarket's Epping location. Marshall said he had worked for the chain for two years. The icy splash was part of a fundraising campaign for Market Basket warehouse workers and truck drivers, who have been off the job for weeks.

6 Market Basket woes add up to part-time workers finding jobs elsewhere

0 Pheasant Lane Mall to host back to school style event

Granite State Legends

Ocean Born Mary - Londonderry

Legend has it that "Ocean Born Mary" was born at sea on July 28, 1720, to James and Elizabeth Wilson.

Chief Chocorua - Albany

Chocorua's legend states that the proud Indian Chief refused to flee from conflict with the white man.

America's Stonehenge - Salem

The ruins of "America's Stonehenge," a 4,000-year-old man-made structure, is comprised of rock walls, chambers and monoliths that create an accurate astronomical calendar.

Willey Family Tragedy - Crawford Notch

The Willey family was killed by a landslide on August 28, 1826, after one of the most violent rain storms to hit the region.

Ruth Colbath's Love - Carroll County

Ruth Colbath's husband left the family farm one day in 1891, never to return during his wife's lifetime.

The Bear that Heard Sarah - Warren

In 1783, Sarah Witcher was lost in the woods near Warren, NH. Legend has it that the little girl was protected by a bear until she was rescued a few days later.

Smuttynose Murders - Isles of Shoals

In 1873, a double murder took place at Smuttynose, the largest of the Islands of the Isles of Shoals.

Legend of Lake Winnipesaukee - Lakes Region

Many moons ago on the northern shore of this beautiful lake there lived a great chief, Wonaton, renowned for his great courage in war, and for the beauty of his fair daughter, Mineola. She had many...

Owaissa, Owaissa - Hampton

An old Indian legend of Hampton Beach tells of the gentle Owaissa (Bluebird) and her cruel father Kenu. Owaissa had become very friendly with the white settlers and especially their children in a...

Passaconaway the Indian Chief - Merrimack

Passaconaway was chief of a Pennacook Tribe who was born somewhere between 1550 and 1570. Legend has it that he could make water burn, turn dried leaves green and make dead snake skin turn into...

New Hampshire's Doctor Granny - Jefferson

"Granny" Stalbird, also known as Deborah Vicker, was only the second woman to settle in the town of Jefferson.

The Witch of Hampton - Hampton

Eunice "Goody" Cole was New Hampshire's only convicted witch. She was tried and convicted in 1656 during the frenzy of the witch trials.

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