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Coastal communities in limbo after Hurricane Matthew
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
PRINCEVILLE, N.C. – "Should I stay or should I go?" That's the question for thousands of residents on the North Carolina coast who remain displaced by Hurricane Matthew. The deadline to leave temporary housing has been extended to February, but for residents of public housing, answers aren't expected by then. The feds haven't decided whether or where
 
National grant to train principals on bullying
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
With a $4.1 million grant to research bullying, researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia may be better equipped to help principals battle the age-old scourge of schools. The grant is controversial because some scholars believe that some anti-bullying programs actually can go too far. “Bullying was undeniably a problem that needed to be
 
Time to transform ‘outdated’ school system
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Pledging to “transform” North Carolina public schools, new Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson told members of the State Board of Education last week that he believes the state’s system of schooling is “outdated.” “I will be generous and say that this system was designed for students in the 1950s,”
 
Obama bids farewell in nostalgic last speech
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
CHICAGO — President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation on Tuesday in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump. Forceful at times and tearful at others, Obama's valedictory speech in his hometown of Chicago was a public meditation on the
 
SCOTUS temporarily blocks NC
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
RALEIGH – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked a lower court ruling ordering North Carolina legislators to redraw state legislative districts by March 15 and hold special elections within the altered districts this fall. Tuesday's court order granted the request of North Carolina Republican legislative leaders and state officials to
 
Cooper seeks consensus, but draws line
Monday, January 9, 2017
RALEIGH – Starting his term amid acrimony with Republicans, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vowed in his inaugural address Saturday to "do everything possible to reach consensus" while setting limits and pressing his case to expand Medicaid coverage and getting rid of a law limiting gay rights. Speaking only to a television audience after a
 
HBCU ‘equality lawsuit’ resumes
Monday, January 9, 2017
On Jan. 9, the remedial portion of litigation brought by a coalition of former and current HBCU students against the state of Maryland will begin. In October 2013, District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake ruled in favor of the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, saying Maryland had violated the U.S. Constitution by perpetuating
 
Cooper's environmental pick a contrast from last 4 years
Thursday, January 5, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's choice of an environmental advocate to lead the state environmental agency represents a break in department leadership from the previous Republican administration, which critics alleged was too cozy with business and utilities. Cooper named Michael Regan on Tuesday as his top environmental
 
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BOOK: Author wants women to ‘Be Still’

Be Still By Marilyn Randolph Crystal City Publishing “Be Still” is the first work

Durham rapper runner-up in Verizon contest

“Gold medals on my neck … don’t give it up and I’m a take it,”

Shaw makes impressive bowl debut

Shaw football made an impressive showing at the inaugural HBCU Spirit of America Bowl last