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National Black Nurses Day on Capitol Hill
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. held its 29th NBNA Day on Capitol Hill on February 2. This organization represents over 150,000 African-American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses from the USA, Eastern Caribbean and Africa, with 92 chartered chapters in 35 states. The theme for the day
 
TROSA graduates new class
Monday, February 20, 2017
DURHAM – Scott Whitaker was in prison after his fifth DWI conviction when another inmate told him about Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, a long-term treatment program for people with drug and alcohol problems. Hoping TROSA would help him get his driver’s license back, Whitaker entered the program after leaving prison. But
 
C-SPAN bus to visit NCCU
Sunday, February 19, 2017
DURHAM – C-SPAN’s 45-foot customized bus will visit North Carolina Central University on Feb. 22, as part of C-SPAN’s 2017 Historically Black Colleges and Universities tour. The bus will be parked next to the A.E. Student Union from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to allow students, faculty, staff and local residents to learn about programs and
 
Elected officials encourage women to run for public office
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Panelists at last month’s second annual Women Running for Public Office program sent a clear message to the audience: Don’t listen to those who tell you “you’re too young” or “you need to wait your turn.” One panelist said, “We run our houses; we run our schools. We can run our
 
Durham to debut new on-street parking meters
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
DURHAM – Beginning February 27, finding on-street parking in Durham’s bustling downtown will be easier thanks to the installation of new on-street parking meters. The installation of the new parking meters and signage will begin this week in preparation for the launch date. The metered parking will use a combination of single-space parking
 
Hillside High students revive student newspaper
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
DURHAM – After roughly three years of inactivity, the Hillside High School student-produced newspaper, The Hillside Chronicle, has been brought back to life under the watchful eye of Jackie Novotny. Novotny, a sophomore-level English teacher, began teaching the school’s journalism class in the fall semester despite her unfamiliarity with
 
Grassroots effort to increase reading proficiency
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
RALEIGH – More than 1million adults in North Carolina have difficulty with reading and writing, and a new initiative announced last week in the state aims to address illiteracy early in life. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is working with United Way of the Greater Triangle and other community coalitions to provide resources to existing
 
Wake County schools: language to learn
Friday, February 3, 2017
RALEIGH – Tiffany Smith decided to send her daughter, Phoebe, to Hodge Road Dual Language Magnet Elementary School for the same reasons many other parents do. “My husband and I both feel that learning a language, especially Spanish, will be an asset to our children's lives and will help them in whatever future career they choose,” Smith
 
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