Daily dish: 7/31/2015

07/31/2015 12:41 PM EDT
Carey to make directorial debut on Hallmark Channel BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Mariah Carey is making her directorial debut on the Hallmark Channel. 
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Daily Dish: 7/30/2015
07/30/2015 10:09 AM EDT - Lifetime adds Broadway to lineup Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "Kinky Boots," "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," "If/Then" and "Cabaret. Full Story

SPORTS
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WWE Hall of Famer 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies at 61

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. Full Story
DRACUT NEWS
Dracut's Pollard manages to secure gold for USA

Dracut's Jonathan Pollard arrived in Toronto last month wearing his Team USA jacket, which of course spawned curiosity from on-lookers. Full Story
WEB EXTRAS
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Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther King's church

ATLANTA (AP) — Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Full Story
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Dracut's Pollard manages to secure gold for USA

07/31/2015 05:54 PM EDT
Dracut's Jonathan Pollard arrived in Toronto last month wearing his Team USA jacket, which of course spawned curiosity from on-lookers. 
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Dracut to review farmland tax breaks
07/31/2015 11:34 AM EDT - DRACUT - Town Manager Jim Duggan has asked Dracut's legal counsel to review potential mistakes in the tax breaks the town has granted to owners of property designated as active farmland. Full Story

Chausse hired as Dracut High's AD
07/27/2015 06:35 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Superintendent of Schools Steven Stone is pleased to announce the appointment of a new athletic director for the Dracut Public Schools. Full Story

Harvest from this 'farmland'? A tax break
07/26/2015 07:59 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Nearly 90 acres of prairie grass and wooded wilderness sprawl out behind the General Casimir Pulaski memorial, at the corner of Arlington and Methuen streets. Full Story

Safety is top priority at Dracut's Greenmont School
07/26/2015 08:46 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Students and staff at Greenmont Avenue Elementary School in Dracut recently participated in the state Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School Pedestrian Training. Full Story

Dracut battle lines drawn over prime parcel
07/21/2015 01:08 PM EDT - DRACUT -- With its weedy, gravel lot and white cinderblock shell, the old Department of Public Works building stands out from the rest of Lakeview Avenue's busy commercial strip like a sore thumb.  Full Story

Dracut dominant at DECA
07/21/2015 06:39 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Dracut High School's chapter of DECA had a successful spring. Carter Schroff, Shaye Lane and Phyllis Njoroge traveled to Orlando, Fla. Full Story

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Daniel Wu's martial arts TV series premieres in Nov. on AMC

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Hong Kong movie star Daniel Wu is bringing martial arts back to TV in the U. Full Story
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.