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High school graduation not enough
Thursday, May 5, 2016
RALEIGH – As part of its strategic plan, Wake County Public Schools’ goal is to graduate 95 percent of its students ready for college and/or a career by the year 2020. With over 157,000 students within the school district, it seems a daunting task, but officials have been committed to make this a reality. Last week WCPSS helped host a
 
2016 Mother of the Year: the ‘doll’ of all moms
Thursday, May 5, 2016
DURHAM – Dollie Hawes Burroughs is just that – a doll. And like her name suggests, she is comforting, adorable, and the focus of her child’s attention. “She’s my only baby,” Burroughs said of her daughter, Wanda Burnette Robinson, who was born two months premature in 1965. “I didn’t believe it was time for
 
Beloved city council member passes
Monday, May 2, 2016
DURHAM – Angela Vandoren Langley was small but mighty. Ms. Langley passed away on April 25 from health complications. Though bound to a wheelchair from a disease that made her bones extremely brittle, she didn’t let her 3-foot-2 frame stop her from being a powerhouse in the community. After graduating from N.C. Central University in 1984, Ms.
 
KYN: Comic book artist creates his own heroes
Friday, April 29, 2016
The funny thing about comic book artist John Marshall is that he didn’t really grow up reading comics. “My younger brother would read some comics (occasionally) but I wasn’t into them… I didn’t have an enjoyment of reading at that time in my life,” Marshall said of his youth. Marshall picked up his first comic, with
 
Black caucus gets real about legislative session
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina Black Caucus members briefly discussed issues they hope to address in the short legislative session and, unsurprisingly, House Bill 2 was a hot topic of conversation. Senator Dan T. Blue, D- 14, and representatives’ Larry Hall, D-29, and Garland Pierce, D-48, led a town hall meeting last weekend as part of the annual
 
New Durham chief picked
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
DURHAM – Durham has found its man, er, woman. Cerelyn “CJ” Davis was chosen as the city’s new police chief. Davis, who is deputy chief of the City of Atlanta Police Department, begins her new job June 6. “I am pleased that Deputy Chief Cerelyn Davis has accepted the offer to lead the Durham Police Department,” City
 
Chavis plan ready to roll
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
RALEIGH – Only a handful of residents showed up to last week’s final public input meeting for the redevelopment of John Chavis Memorial Park. The meeting was not held at Chavis Park community center as before, but at the Raleigh City Council chambers, where members of the Clearscapes design firm presented Phase I plans to council members.
 
Orange County to launch misdemeanor diversion program
Monday, April 25, 2016
The Orange County Criminal Justice Resource Office and criminal justice stakeholders in Orange County announce a new misdemeanor diversion program for eligible 16- and 17-year-old first-time offenders. The purpose of the MDP is to divert first-time arrests or citations for eligible misdemeanor charges. Rather than issuing a citation or making an arrest
 
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