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Court denies money for family of late Wilmington 10 members
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
RALEIGH – North Carolina law doesn't cover compensating the surviving relatives of people who receive posthumous pardons of innocence, barring state payments for the estates of four people wrongly convicted in a notorious 1970s firebombing case, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The ruling by a three-judge state Court of Appeals panel means
Another Tuskegee Airman takes final flight
Monday, August 3, 2015
William White, a former Tuskegee Airman from Smithfield, Virginia, died July 24 at his home from natural causes, family members said. He was 88. The Tuskegee Airmen, sometimes known as the Red Tails, was a legendary squadron of all-black aviators who distinguished themselves during World War II. The group participated in more than 1,500 combat missions,
Closing arguments completed in challenge to NC voter law
Sunday, August 2, 2015
WINSTON-SALEM – Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the legal challenge to North Carolina's election law, leaving the fate of the controversial legislation in the hands of the federal judge who heard the case. The Winston-Salem Journal reports presentations by attorneys for the plaintiffs and the state were expected to take three hours, but
Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action
Thursday, July 30, 2015
OLDSBORO – The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading 3,500 protesters on a downtown street. He says God must have a sense of humor to call on a man who has such difficulty walking to lead the Moral Monday protests that began in North Carolina two years ago. Barber's
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Senate approves expediting changes to death penalty drugs The state Senate has given approval to legislation expediting North Carolina's ability to obtain new drugs for lethal injections, overriding objections of death-penalty opponents who want more public input on the execution process. Senators voted along party lines Monday in favor of the bill after
Schools with higher minority populations tougher on discipline
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Public schools with a high percentage of black and minority students are less likely to seek medical or psychological help for troubled youth. Students are more often punished instead, according to a Penn State study. "There's been a real push toward school safety, and there's been a real push for schools to show they are being accountable," said David
Medicare and Medicaid still vital after 50 years
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
WASHINGTON – As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched. Medicare serves roughly 52 million Americans as of 2013, about 10 percent of whom are black. The program is part of the Social Security Act and was created to provide health insurance for
Cops coach football, build bridges in Watts
Friday, July 24, 2015
Where the Watts riots once erupted, LAPD officers use football to build bridges and battle crime. And that is a major accomplishment. In this predominantly black Los Angeles neighborhood, young residents typically spurn law enforcement. “Parents tell us: ‘My kids are taught not to trust the police,’” LAPD officer Zaron Thompson
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Court denies money for family of late Wilmington 10 members

RALEIGH – North Carolina law doesn't cover compensating the surviving relatives of people

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RALEIGH – John Chavis Memorial Park is in the planning phase of a long-awaited

Durham fencer wins medal

Durham native Sky Miller (first row, second from left) competed in the USA Fencing National