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Start young to curb violent tendencies
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
DURHAM – Aggressive children are less likely to become violent criminals or psychiatrically troubled adults if they receive early intervention, says a new study based on more than two decades of research. These findings from researchers at Duke, Pennsylvania State and Vanderbilt universities and the University of Washington are based on the Fast
 
Childhood mentors have positive impact on career success
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
New research from North Carolina State University finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately putting them on a path to more financially and personally rewarding careers. “We wanted to look at the long-term impacts on mentees in
 
SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
WAKE COUNTY The school board Tuesday night agreed on steps to more efficiently use classroom space at five schools beginning with the 2015-16 school year: • Alston Ridge Elementary will expand to a multi-track, year-round calendar. The school system will delay adding temporary classrooms at the school pending future growth. • Ballentine
 
HBCU NEWS
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
ST. AUGUSTINE’S Dr. Steven E. Hairston of Raleigh has been named the vice president for institutional advancement and chief operating. Hairston will report to Interim President Everett B. Ward and has responsibility for all university development and fundraising, alumni relations and external affairs. As chief operating officer, he will direct,
 
‘Family meal’ impossible for many families
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But new research findings from North Carolina State University show that home cooking and family meals place significant stresses on many families
 
Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove reunion
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
DURHAM – The roar of a tiger could be heard throughout the Triangle during Labor Day weekend. No, it was not cheers bellowing up from early-season football skirmishes. Instead, it was the powerful sounds of pride summoned by former students, faculty, family and friends celebrating the 2014 Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove All-School Reunion.
 
Leadership academy honors teens
Thursday, September 4, 2014
RALEIGH – Promising young North Carolina leaders were recognized last month for completing the 2014 Summer Youth Leadership Program of the N. C. Community Development Initiative. The 23 rising seniors from 14 counties were honored at a luncheon ceremony in Raleigh for completing the eight-week intensive internship program, where each teen worked on a
 
Pick up a book to better bond with your child
Thursday, September 4, 2014
RALEIGH – After a long day of work and school, finding time to read to your child can be a challenge. However, experts say making time to do so can offer a valuable bonding experience for both parent and child. Programs like Reach Out and Read work to encourage reading, and executive director Brian Gallagher says the simple act of a parent or
 
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Central Park Five get money, but no apology

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Library of Congress hosts civil rights exhibit

WASHINGTON – In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the

John Avery celebrates 75 historic years

DURHAM – What started as a small center for neighborhood boys to play games and have fun