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Military children enjoy Christmas holiday in the hangar
Thursday, December 18, 2014
MORRISVILLE – The TAC Air building at Raleigh-Durham International Airport received a special person by helicopter – the jolly man in red himself. Santa disembarked from the chopper as squealing children gathered on the front lines of the hangar greeted him like an old friend. The United Service Organization of North Carolina made Santa’s
New initiative helps Durham fight poverty
Thursday, December 18, 2014
An initiative to help those in poverty fight it and its negative effects has come to Northeast Central Durham. REAL (Relationships Equipping Allies and Leaders) Durham is a collaboration between a host of agencies: End Poverty Durham, Durham Congregations in Action, East Durham Children’s Initiative, Healthy Families Durham and the Durham Economic
Black Caucus holds panel with law enforcement
Thursday, December 18, 2014
RALEIGH – The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, both at the hands of law enforcement, and subsequent national protests in their names have dominated our television sets. The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus held a panel discussion last week with local law enforcement to discuss what the community can do to combat such events from
NC abortion debate looms
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – The future of reproductive health in North Carolina is in the hands of the general public. This month, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services proposed new regulations for abortion clinics, and now the public has an opportunity to comment. If 10 or more people object to the rules, the General Assembly will have to make the
Thousands receive gifts this holiday season through program
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
DURHAM – The Volunteer Center of Durham, in partnership with the Durham County Department of Social Services, has taken “secret Santa” to a whole new level. Their Share Your Christmas program helps local families enjoy a time of the year when they need it most. This holiday season marks 39 years the Volunteer Center has been working with
American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers
Thursday, December 11, 2014
It’s the season of giving and cancer patients around the Triangle need your help this holiday and beyond. Every day cancer patients are in need of rides to medical facilities for treatment. Many do not own vehicles, while others cannot afford bus fare or live close to public transportation. Some are elderly and others are just plain too sick to drive
Ministry spreads hope for Christmas
Thursday, December 11, 2014
OXFORD – Natalie Cole sings a heartbreaking song about a “little boy that Santa Claus forgot,” which speaks about a child who didn’t get any Christmas presents. Orphans care ministry Ark of Hope wants to make sure the kids at Central Children’s Home of North Carolina aren’t forgotten this holiday season. The Ark of Hope
WCPSS begins pilot program for interactive learning
Thursday, December 11, 2014
RALEIGH – The “no electronics in class” rule is no more for 13 schools in Wake County. The school system piloted its Bring Your Own Device program last week. Schools across the district (and across America) have been implementing more technology into classrooms as educational practices begin to shift towards a more modern learning sphere.
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