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Chavis redevelopment plans head to city council
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
RALEIGH – The Park, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board accepted the John Chavis Memorial Park Implementation Study last week, setting the stage for things to get rolling on the park’s redevelopment. The board’s recommendation will be forwarded next month to the Raleigh City Council after several meetings and public input sessions over
Faith leaders criticize remarks on HB2
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
RALEIGH – Attorney General Loretta Lynch, with the support of President Obama, recently referred to transgender struggles as an issue of “civil rights.” Faith leaders who stood in front of the Capitol building on Tuesday morning called Lynch’s remarks “offensive.” One of the provisions of North Carolina’s House
Diverse opinions over state of black community
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
WENDELL – Is it all good in the black community? The answer is not definitive. Folks gathered to talk about the “State of the Black Community” and what can be done about it at Riley Hill Baptist Church Saturday morning. The summit, put on by its co-sponsor, TRACYMAC Coaching Services, invited business leaders, life coaches, and executives
Greek letter day at Legislature
Friday, May 20, 2016
RALEIGH – The legislative building of the General Assembly was brimming with sorors and frat members proudly displaying their respective colors on Wednesday morning. As the active legislature gets underway, many citizens, organizations and other groups took advantage of North Carolina’s Legislative Day, including members of the nation’s
KYN: Friends bond over belly dancing
Thursday, May 19, 2016
April LaMar and Debbie Richardson (center) became friends in an unconventional way – by learning belly rolls and hip shakes. As part of the Sunanda Tribe at Morrisville’s World of Motion Studio, LaMar and Richardson are the only two African-American female belly dancers at the studio. The Sunanda Tribe, which stands for
Durham’s proposed budget reflects citywide growth and needs
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
DURHAM – Citing the critical need to meet Durham’s growing priorities, including public safety, affordable housing and capital improvement, City Manager Tom Bonfield proposed a 1.66-cent tax rate increase above the City’s revenue-neutral rate of 54.41 cents per $100 of assessed value, following Durham’s most recent revaluation of
Douglas Elementary earns No. 1 ranking
Monday, May 16, 2016
RALEIGH – The screams and cheers erupting from the gym inside Douglas Elementary School last Friday were deafening. The celebration was well-earned as the school celebrated being named the top magnet school by trade organization Magnet Schools of America. The honor, the Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, is considered to be the highest
11 arrested while protesting NC’s LGBT law
Monday, May 16, 2016
RALEIGH – Nearly a dozen people were arrested in North Carolina's Legislative Building during a second swell of demonstrations led by civic and religious leaders opposing the state's law limiting protections for LGBT people. Police arrested 11 protesters late Monday afternoon after authorities say they burst into the office of the House clerk
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