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Durham plans renovation of McDougald Terrace
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By the end of October, residents of McDougald Terrace can expect to see a new community center and new houses on Goley Street. Twenty new apartments and two stand-alone homes are under construction for the Goley Point Development, said Shannon McLean, development director of the Durham Housing Authority. Fourteen of the apartments are public
Ligon celebrates historic 60 years with dance
Thursday, April 17, 2014
RALEIGH – “Hail dear Ligon, our alma mater, we thy sons and daughters greet thee…” That phrase emblazoned on Ligon GT Magnet Middle School’s program expressed the purpose of the evening - salutation. Alumni, students, staff and families came out to celebrate the school’s historic 60 years with alumnus Charles
Organization gives men second chance at fatherhood
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Demetrius T. Hunter (center) receives his certificate with Warren and Harrison. RALEIGH – Glen Warren wants to see every father support his children. That’s why Warren founded Fathers Forever, a nonprofit organization that helps fathers chart a new course of fatherhood. Through a 24-week program that meets once a week, Fathers
N.C. high court holds hearings on Racial Justice Act
Monday, April 14, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina's highest court will determine whether a lower-court judge erred when he ruled that racism was so pervasive in the trials of four convicted murderers that their sentences had to be changed from death to life behind bars without parole. The state Supreme Court held two hearings Monday on the Racial Justice Act, the first
McCrory promotes community college job training
Sunday, April 13, 2014
RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday that he wants legislators to allow North Carolina's 58 community colleges to retain and repurpose money they have saved to train more students in high-demand fields so their region's employers can hire for hard-to-fill positions. McCrory said he'll ask the General Assembly later this spring in his budget
Black Caucus holds town hall meeting on poverty
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
DURHAM – Wilma Liverpool, wearing a t-shirt with the words “Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction,” was at a town hall meeting hosted by the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus to discuss the issue of poverty. Local representatives, organizations and concerned citizens participated in a two-hour discussion over the
Some still hungry despite clearance of food stamps backlog
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Shawn Rogers is one of the thousands of needy North Carolinians caught up in what was a massive backlog of food stamps cases, with many waiting weeks or months for help. He, his wife and 4-year-old son have been waiting since December for help, when their food stamps were up for renewal and the family moved to Alamance County from neighboring Guilford
Saunders-White officially inducted as NCCU chancellor
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
DURHAM – A full gymnasium looked on to see Debra Saunders-White take oath as N.C. Central’s new chancellor. Saunders-White is the 11th chancellor, but the first permanent female chancellor in NCCU's history, which is a groundbreaking institution in its own right. Dr. James E. Shepard first founded the institution as the National Religious
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