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Ken Spaulding welcomes dark horse role
Thursday, July 31, 2014
DURHAM – It was a Spaulding family affair during gubernatorial candidate Ken Spaulding’s recent meet and greet with the public. Spaulding, his wife Wendy, and cousin Vince, were just a few of the family members who thanked residents for coming out. Spaulding said the reception was a way to show his appreciation to those who have supported him
 
Moral Monday rallies Bull City for voting rights
Thursday, July 31, 2014
DURHAM – People congregated at the CCB Plaza downtown were “fired up and ready to go,” and not just because it was a sweltering afternoon. Moral Monday came to the Bull City as part of its effort to mobilize across the state. There were ladies adorned in hats covered in political buttons, families with children, and many waving signs
 
Program gives fathers second chance
Thursday, July 31, 2014
DURHAM – Fathers who have wronged their families in the past, can make things right again with the help of the Strong Fathers program. The program, which helps men (referred by child welfare) with a history of domestic violence, relate in “safe and caring ways” to their families. The program was discussed at a recent community roundtable
 
McCrory signs Common Core changes into law
Thursday, July 24, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina has begun a rewrite of the Common Core education curriculum. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation Tuesday that includes the review and revision of the state's reading and math curriculum in K-12 schools. Four other states have also passed laws to rewrite the standards. The law directs the State Board of Education
 
Forestry head gets schooled at taxpayer expense
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Taxpayers are helping paying for the head of the N.C. Forest Service to get a degree in forestry, a credential already held by his predecessors and many of his subordinates. J. Scott Bissette, an assistant agriculture commissioner in charge of the N.C. Forest Service, received $2,515 this year in tuition assistance from the state, according to documents
 
Weight management helps reduce black women’s depression
Thursday, July 24, 2014
DURHAM - Maintaining your body weight may also reduce depressive blues, according to a new Duke University study. Nearly half of the 185 low-income black female participants, ages 25-44, and experienced reduced depression during an intervention program aimed at helping them maintain their weight. Each woman had a body mass index of 25-35 (considered at
 
Wake County schools adds diversity officer
Thursday, July 24, 2014
CARY – Wake County public schools wants to make sure all students receive equitable treatment. As the newly appointed superintendent for equity affairs (a first for the district), Rodney Trice is responsible for developing/implementing diversity plans and monitoring programs and processes that sustain diversity, equity and respect. “I think
 
DPS inducts new superintendent
Thursday, July 17, 2014
DURHAM – Bert L’Homme, like his French last name translates, is the man – the new man for the job. L’Homme was sworn in Monday as the new Durham Public Schools superintendent on the steps of J.D. Clement Early College High School. He is filling the position left vacant by Eric Becoats, who resigned in December 2013 after allegations
 
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