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BACK TO SCHOOL
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Preparing for college life is a must, whether you are planning to live on or off campus. But it can be overwhelming without a game plan. To make this exciting experience as smooth as possible, the college experts at Bed Bath & Beyond are offering helpful shopping tips for students and parents. • Use a checklist. Stay organized and on budget with
 
Have a daughter, get a divorce?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
DURHAM – We’ve all heard the saying that fathers prefer sons. And now, some research has shown that parents of daughters are slightly more likely to divorce than parents of sons in the United States. However, before you go and send “Juniorette” to grandma’s house to live, Duke researchers say other factors may be at play.
 
DPS students show off skills at scholars project
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
DURHAM – Another hot summer means another round of student scholar projects at the Emily K Center. Every July the center, a nonprofit dedicated to helping students reach their goal of college, opens up its gym and fires up the grill for its annual Summer Scholars Project Fair and Picnic. Though it’s a summer tradition, Executive Director Adam
 
Political moderates and Congress don’t mix
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
DURHAM – Political moderates are becoming as rare as an Obama supporter in Congress. According to a new Duke University research study, moderates are being victimized from both sides of the political coin. As such, fewer are running for office. The study examined the decision to run for Congress among state legislators. From 2000-10, study author
 
HBCU NEWS
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
SHAW UNIVERSITY Longtime Shaw employee Marilyn Fields claimed a $2 million Powerball jackpot prize last week. She will use some of the money to fully endow a university scholarship she created in 2013. Fields, a 1976 Shaw graduate, serves as the executive assistant to the president and has been an employee for 38 years. She created the Richardson Johnson
 
Ebonettes award college scholarships
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
DURHAM – The Ebonettes Service Club of Durham awarded the 2014 R. Marjorie Monroe Thorpe Scholarships to six Durham high school seniors at its recent scholarship reception. The scholarship is named in memory of the late Ebonette founder, Marjorie Monroe Thorpe, who was a high school counselor in Durham Public Schools. Each recipient will receive a
 
Durham Post Office honors ‘million milers’
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
DURHAM – Two Durham letter carriers and a clerk were honored recently for joining the ranks of the prestigious Million Mile Club, the highest honor given to professional drivers in the workplace. Carriers’ Edward Best and Michael Couch, and Sales and Service Associate/Distribution Clerk, Louis Quinn, were recognized in front of their peers at
 
DELTA SPOTLIGHT: Martha Vivian Branch Thorpe
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Martha Branch was born in Durham. After a Durham City Schools education, she left home to attend Bennett College, home of the Bennett Belles. She graduated in 1946 with a Bachelor of Arts in music and English. That same year, she married the late Dr. Earlie E. Thorpe, and they soon left Durham. Thorpe continued her pursuit of education and earned a
 

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Business Lab

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Ministerial Anniversary Celebration

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Durham's American Underground doubles space to keep pace with growth

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Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to