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Sen. Phil Berger subject of NC elections complaint
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
RALEIGH – The North Carolina NAACP on Tuesday formally accused Senate leader Phil Berger of airing an unlawful television ad that the civil rights group says leads viewers to believe they must get photo identification to vote this fall when the requirement takes effect in 2016. NAACP state president the Rev. William Barber and group attorneys filed a
Election law changes affect many
Thursday, September 11, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina voters have one month left to make sure they're registered to vote in their home precinct. Changes to the election laws brought about by the state's new voting law passed last year eliminate same-day registration, and also a voter's ability to cast a ballot in a precinct other than his own on Election Day. Anita Buck of
Raleigh Teen Club opens for high-schoolers
Thursday, September 11, 2014
RALEIGH – Pick-up basketball games, flat-screen TVs, lounge areas and pool tables are just a few amenities members of the newly opened The Club Teen Center get to enjoy after school. The Club (part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County) is specifically for high school students only. Previously at another location, the just-built space is now
Factory workers return to American Tobacco for ‘family reunion’
Thursday, September 11, 2014
DURHAM – It was a family reunion for former American Tobacco factory workers as they greeted one another with hugs and smiles at the campus’ 10th anniversary of its revitalization. Once a prosperous factory, American Tobacco Company operated from the 1890s to the late 1980s before unexpectedly shutting down. At one point, it was the largest
Education program for Durham inmates in the works
Thursday, September 4, 2014
DURHAM – Young men in Durham County jail may soon have the opportunity to complete their secondary education. The initiative is a six-month pilot program aimed at 16- to 24-year-old males. It will provide educational assessments, Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development, job readiness training and mentoring. “We anticipate that
Outreach ministry provides ‘sanctuary’ for abused women
Monday, September 1, 2014
DURHAM – The Rev. Tammy Rodman was first sexually abused as a child by a neighbor, then by her father and later by an older male playmate. The experiences haunted her into adulthood. Rodman didn’t say a word about her sexual abuse and said victims have a tendency to take on the guilt, which causes hurt children to grow up to be hurt adults. The
Monument quilt tells stories of sexual abuse and survival
Thursday, August 28, 2014
DURHAM – The quilt carpeting Durham Central Park gave comfort to those it touched, but through its emotional reach rather than its physical contact. The Monument Quilt display is a crowd-sourced collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse stitched together on quilts. Durham was just one stop on a national tour put on by FORCE: Upsetting
Microsoft awards $700,000 in software grants to youth organizations
Thursday, August 28, 2014
DURHAM – Microsoft shelled out almost a million dollars in grants to four local organizations last week. Each one supports education and youth programs. As part of its retail store grand opening at The Streets at Southpoint mall, Microsoft awarded the Daniel Center, the YMCA of the Triangle, Marbles Kids Museum and the Emily K Center a collective
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