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Pope House Museum honors black pioneers
Sunday, April 30, 2017
RALEIGH – The M.T. Pope House Museum opened its doors Saturday for a special program showcasing the achievements of African-American graduates of Leonard Medical School, now Leonard Hall at Shaw University. “Black Pioneers in Uniform” honored those who served in the Army Medical Corps treating battlefield injuries and other ailments in
Flag ban supporters present colorful petition to school board
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
HILLSBOROUGH – At Monday night’s Orange County School Board meeting, the Hate Free Schools Coalition presented the board with a paper chain of 1,096 colorful paper dolls representing each of the signatures collected in an online petition supporting banning the Confederate flag in Orange County schools. Presented by students who attend Orange
Second Chance Alliance brings personal stories to the forefront
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
RALEIGH – Months of preparation culminated Tuesday when the North Carolina Second Chance Alliance and its supporters walked into the state legislature for the biannual Second Chance Lobby Day to lobby for numerous bills promoting opportunities for North Carolinians with criminal records. Part of National Reentry Week, a variety of reforms are being
Lee, Harris recognized as “history makers”
Saturday, April 22, 2017
RALEIGH – The Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials recognized two North Carolina “History Makers” at the Senator Jeanne H. Lucas Luncheon, part of the larger two-day Black Summit held in Raleigh. Retired North Carolina Senator Howard Lee and Andrea Harris, founder of the N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development, were
Fight continues to ban Confederate flag in Orange County schools
Friday, April 21, 2017
HILLSBOROUGH – The Hate Free Schools Coalition first took the floor at an Orange County school board meeting last December to support a ban on the Confederate flag and all displays of racial and ethnic hatred in public schools. Since then, the coalition’s presence at meetings has steadily grown as more residents, parents, teachers, officials and
Chatham County Schools getting ahead of teacher shortage
Thursday, April 20, 2017
PITTSBORO — The nationwide teacher shortage potentially puts educator Orlando Dobbin in the driver’s seat. An intern at Pittsboro Elementary in Chatham County Schools, Dobbin is on track to earn a graduate degree in counseling this summer from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. So the wonder is whether
Autism treatment in NC an uphill battle
Monday, April 17, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina is one of 45 states that require insurance policies to cover applied behavior analysis therapies for people on the autism spectrum. However, advocates for people with autism say there's a catch. Employer-sponsored health plans are required to cover it, but the state specifically exempts individual policies purchased on the

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Pope House Museum honors black pioneers

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