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Echoes from the Past: High-schoolers return to work after winter break
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
SEDALIA, N.C. – If you were a high school student at Alice Freeman Palmer Memorial Institute returning to school after winter break in 1929, generous portions of learning and a fair amount of labor awaited you. Now called the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, a state historic site, the institute was the only preparatory school to offer an academic
Spreading awareness of black classical composers
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Coloring Book of Black Composers The Rachel Barton Pine Foundation Can you name three black classical composers? Leading classical violinist soloist and mother Rachel Barton Pine can name 350, and over the past 15-plus years has discovered 900-plus compositions by black composers, many of which were previously hidden in the shadows. The Rachel Barton
Raleigh black historic landmarks on the move
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Two Raleigh landmarks in Oberlin finally will be moved and renovated to preserve their histories. Preservation North Carolina acquired the Rev. Plummer T. Hall House and the Graves-Fields House over two years ago to renovate the historic buildings from Oberlin’s freedman community after slavery. The organization plans to use both buildings as its

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African American Theater Preview

Time: 7 p.m. The Triangle Friends of African


Eggs & Issues

Time: 7:30 a.m. The Public School Forum of North


Community Meeting

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Town of Chapel Hill and

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NCCU women knock off Coppin State

DURHAM — Freshman Dasmine Kasey, left, drilled the go-ahead 3-pointer with 51.5 seconds

UNCís Carol Folt no longer silent on Sam

At long last, we’ve learned who UNC Chancellor Carol Folt is, just in time to say

Positive outlook for Triangle real estate markets

RALEIGH – Most signs point to a good year ahead for the area’s overall economy and