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Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout
Thursday, September 3, 2015
RALEIGH – Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation Wednesday for the three decades they were wrongfully imprisoned in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. Henry McCollum, 51, (left) appeared calm as a North Carolina commission formally awarded the money to him and half brother Leon Brown, 47, during a hearing. Brown is in
 
Durham superintendent gets contract extension
Thursday, September 3, 2015
DURHAM – It appears Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L’Homme will be sticking around for a while. The DPS board recently extended L’Homme’s contract after he marked a calendar year as superintendent. According to published reports, the contract extension will not come with a pay raise, though he will receive 20 more
 
Women blanket Durham to rally for equality
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
DURHAM – The Bull City showed up and out for the Women’s Equality Through Time march and rally Aug. 28 in honor of Women’s Equality Day. The event commemorated the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920 granting American women the right to vote. “The right to vote happens to be the only specific right women
 
Restorative justice can help repair community
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
DURHAM – Don’t let Scott Holmes’ skin color or Quaker attire fool you. An adjunct professor of restorative justice in the Department of Justice and Policy Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, and an assistant clinical professor of law and director of the civil litigation clinic at N.C. Central University School of Law, Holmes spoke
 
SE Raleigh citizens speak out on community issues
Saturday, August 29, 2015
RALEIGH – There was no better setting to host a Young African-American Speak-Out Session than at the Chavis Community Center, a place with historic significance for many black residents. City Councilman Eugene Weeks (District C) hosted the session Thursday night as a way to provide young black males and females between the ages of 15-25 an
 
Durham plows ahead with light rail plans
Thursday, August 27, 2015
DURHAM – Last week the Federal Transit Administration signed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section Evaluation for the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project. The LRT will be a 17-mile light rail connecting Chapel Hill at UNC Hospitals to Durham at Alston Avenue with 15 stops in between. GoTriangle is continuing to make
 
Debate continues in SE Raleigh revitalization plan
Thursday, August 27, 2015
RALEIGH – The city of Raleigh’s second public meeting to review the revitalization draft of the College Park and Washington Terrace neighborhoods did not go as routinely planned as the first. It was intended that members of the roundtables set up at Tarboro Road Community Center to discuss general Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area plan
 
Tillis talks politics at breakfast
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
RALEIGH – 18 Seaboard buzzed with conversation and the clinking of silverware as members of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce enjoyed breakfast in anticipation of a special guest. Senator Thom Tillis, North Carolina’s newest congressional member, shared his priorities for his first term in office and answered questions from the audience as part
 
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Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout

RALEIGH – Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation Wednesday

Durham superintendent gets contract extension

DURHAM – It appears Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L’Homme will be