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Durham City Council candidates weigh in
Friday, August 18, 2017
DURHAM – Twelve of the 14 candidates vying for the three open seats on the Durham City Council participated Wednesday night in a forum hosted by the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People. Candidates answered tough questions about the many challenges facing Durham; a city consistently ranked as one of the best places to live while deeply
 
Going to school in black and white
Friday, August 18, 2017
DURHAM – The summer of 1970 was tinged with anticipation for LaHoma Smith Romocki. The rising eighth-grader in Durham Public Schools awaited the arrival of a letter assigning her to a new school as part of the court-ordered desegregation of schools. “The knowledge that the unwanted school reassignment was coming hovered over me like a pesky
 
Protesters pack Durham courthouse
Thursday, August 17, 2017
DURHAM – Dozens of demonstrators packed a North Carolina courthouse on Thursday to support people arrested for toppling a Confederate monument, while a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee was vandalized nearby at Duke University. The rally at Durham's jail and court complex began with 100 protesters marching to symbolically surrender to deputies for
 
More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statue
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
RALEIGH – More protesters were arrested Wednesday for participating in a demonstration that toppled a Confederate statue in North Carolina. The statue in Durham came down Monday night when a protester climbed a ladder to attach a rope, and demonstrators on the ground pulled the bronze soldier from its pedestal. On Wednesday, Dante Strobino and Ngoc
 
Orange County bans Confederate flag
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
HILLSBOROUGH – After nine months, and plenty of sweat and tears, the Hate Free Schools Coalition finally celebrated victory Monday night when the Orange County Board of Education issued an explicit ban on the Confederate flag in all of its public schools. The board had prepared to vote on softer language that evening that did not explicitly ban the
 
Bailey inspires NCCUís largest incoming class
Monday, August 14, 2017
DURHAM – North Carolina Central University alumnus David Bailey inspired more than 1,000 incoming students with words of wisdom and humor at NCCU’s new student induction and pinning ceremony Sunday afternoon. “It is hard to believe that it has been 13 years since I was in your shoes,” said Bailey, a U.S. Capitol Police special
 
Study finds link between violence and teen obesity
Saturday, August 12, 2017
DURHAM – Teens consumed more unhealthy foods and beverages on days they were exposed to violence, and suffered from fatigue due to poor sleep the next day, according to a new study by Duke researchers. Those behaviors, especially increased soda consumption, are important predictors of weight gain. More than 20 percent of U.S. adolescents are
 
Reentry Council brings hope to formerly incarcerated
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
DURHAM – Durham County Commissioner James Hill remembers the 1990s as an era filled with police strikes and a “lock ‘em up and throw away the key” mentality. “But we can’t just throw away the key,” Hill said to an audience of organizations offering services to help the formerly incarcerated successfully reenter
 
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Durham City Council candidates weigh in

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