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UNC BSM: five decades of striving for progress
Thursday, February 23, 2017
When Preston Dobbins arrived in Chapel Hill in the summer of 1967, he was adamant about stepping away from the civil rights activism that he had devoted years to while living Chicago. “By the time I started here, I really had absolutely no interest in any kind of political things,” Dobbins said in a 1974 interview at Carolina. “As a
 
An evening of remembrance for victims of violence
Monday, February 20, 2017
DURHAM – The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and Durham Parents of Murdered Children held its 25 Annual Vigil Against Violence to remember love ones who lost their lives to violence last year. Grieving mothers, fathers, family and friends gathered to pray at Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church on North Driver Street last week
 
NC citizens demand health care action from Burr and Tillis
Friday, February 17, 2017
RALEIGH – In a “Valentine’s Day of Action” to demand that state and federal lawmakers keep the Affordable Care Act, hundreds of voters, patients and cancer survivors flooded to the offices of Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr across North Carolina on Tuesday to demand town hall meetings where lawmakers can simply listen to voters
 
Getting connected with Triangle Literacy Council
Thursday, February 9, 2017
In six months, a 30-year-old man from Florida went from nearly illiterate to reading at a fifth-grade level, all thanks to the Triangle Literacy Council. This is just one of hundreds of success stories. The Triangle Literacy Council has offices in both Durham and Raleigh, and reaches out in the community to teach literacy skills to people of all ages.
 
Judges weigh whether to temporarily stop confirmation law
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
RALEIGH – A North Carolina court heard arguments Tuesday about whether it should temporarily halt a new law that subjects Gov. Roy Cooper's Cabinet members to state Senate confirmation. Three Superior Court judges didn't immediately rule after an hourlong conference call with attorneys for the Democratic governor and the Republican legislative
 
Durham CAN continues push for affordable housing
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
DURHAM – Durham CAN is still pressing toward affordable housing for downtown Durham. On Tuesday afternoon, members of CAN (Congregations, Association, and Neighborhoods) gathered for a press conference at Monument of Faith Church of God of Prophecy on Simmons Street. They said they wanted to respond to three options the City of Durham staff presented
 
Raleigh city employees receive raises
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
RALEIGH – Over half of City of Raleigh employees will receive midyear salary increases, thanks to a recent market analysis by an outside consultant. City Manager Ruffin Hall made the announcement Tuesday that 2,101 city positions will get a bump effective April 1 that will cost approximately $1.8 million in the current fiscal year. The majority of
 
Can new super keep pledge on school testing?
Friday, February 3, 2017
North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson may have signaled his intent to reduce the testing load for North Carolina public school students, but education officials – past and present – say the new superintendent is going to need some help from state and local policymakers to achieve his goals. The Winston-Salem
 

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Durham Bulls Fan Fest kicks off season

DURHAM – The Durham Bulls will host its 2017 Fan Fest presented by Delta March 4 from 11

Pastor in discrimination case to collect $225,000

ATLANTA – A Georgia pastor fired from his government job over sermons alleged to be

VSU, JCSU women to meet in championship

CHARLOTTE – The Virginia State Trojans are headed back to the CIAA Tournament championship