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North Carolina's long summer vacations are being challenged
Monday, April 24, 2017
RALEIGH – Some folks can't get enough of summer. Others see it as a problem that needs fixing. For more than a dozen years, North Carolina has mandated the beginning and end of summer vacation for public schools. The law was designed to support tourism at the state's beaches and mountain getaways, and appease parents who were unhappy, as some
 
Republican lawmakers dilute governor's powers
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
RALEIGH – After being rebuffed once by judges who determined lawmakers went too far, Republican legislators on Tuesday tried a second time to dilute the power of North Carolina's new Democratic governor to run elections. In separate votes, the state House and Senate voted along party lines to trim the power governors have had for more than a century
 
Kamala Harris to deliver Howard’s keynote address
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Kamala D. Harris, the second black woman ever elected to the United States Senate, will return to her alma mater on May 13 to deliver the keynote address at Howard’s 149th commencement convocation. Harris, the Democratic junior senator from California, graduated from Howard in 1986 with a degree in political science/economics. She earned her juris
 
Tuskegee Airman dies at 96
Monday, April 10, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — John L. Harrison Jr., who served as a World War II pilot with the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 96. Harrison died March 22 at a hospice in Philadelphia, according to the Murphy Ruffenach Funeral Home. A funeral with military honors was held last week. Harrison was 22 when he became one of America’s first
 

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Virginia Union earns top awards

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DURHAM – When David Rubenstein enrolled at Duke University in the late 1960s, he was the

Flag ban supporters present colorful petition to school board

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