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NC judicial candidates set to spend record sums
Monday, September 15, 2014
This year, seven seats on North Carolina's highest courts are up for election, an unusually large number of open seats that could affect the ideological balance of the N.C. Supreme Court and N.C. Court of Appeals. This year's judicial elections also will be the first in a decade without the state's "clean elections" program that curbed spending on court
Perceived discrimination key in sickle cell patientsí therapy
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic condition detected by newborn screening in the United States. The physically devastating and painful illness affects an estimated 100,000 individuals nationwide. Problems of a lack of a universal cure and few treatment options are compounded by the fact that many patients don’t take available medications
Black women nearly always killed by acquaintance
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Black women murdered by men are nearly always killed by someone they know and the most common weapon used is a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center report “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2012 Homicide Data.” The annual report is being released during the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women
Winning Senate race could come down to youth vote
Monday, September 8, 2014
RALEIGH – The race for North Carolina's open U.S. Senate seat could be a fight 'til the end, but the key to victory could come down to the youth vote. Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is defending her office against Republican opponent state Representative Thom Tillis. New research from a nonpartisan research group, the Center for Information and
Black culture centers embrace multiculturalism
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Dr. Fred L. Hord felt isolated and frustrated in his first year as director of a black culture center at West Virginia University because of the lack of networking among his peers. So at a meeting of the American Council on Education, Hord proposed creating a national network of black culture centers, an idea that fellow directors enthusiastically
5 things to watch in North Carolina's elections
Thursday, September 4, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina government has undergone a dramatic shift to the right. How voters feel about Republican control should shade Election Day results for the U.S. Senate and on down the ballot. A state government dominated by Democrats for generations turned when the state House and Senate went Republican in 2010. Pat McCrory became the first
Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
DETROIT — The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett confirmed a day after the deal. Howard G. Buffett declined to reveal the amount his foundation paid for the items, which have remained in storage in New York for years,
2 NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
LUMBERTON – One of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl the siblings were convicted of killing. On Tuesday, a judge overturned the convictions of Henry McCollum, 50, and Leon Brown,
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