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Judges won’t halt N Carolina county’s legislative elections
Monday, April 16, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina trial-court judges refused Friday to delay state legislative elections in and around Raleigh next month while litigation challenging several House districts continues. A three-judge panel declined to halt the May 8 primary for at least four Wake County House races because voting is already happening. The decision also likely
 
‘Two societies: one black, one white’
Thursday, April 12, 2018
On July 23, 1967, Detroit exploded in rioting. Five days later, 43 were dead, 7,200 had been arrested and $22 million worth of property had been destroyed. It was just the latest in a string of more than 100 disturbances that shook American cities during “the long, hot summers” of the mid-1960s. Before the embers cooled, President Lyndon
 
HBCU-led clean energy initiative receives grant
Monday, March 26, 2018
The Historically Black Colleges and University Community Development Coalition was awarded a $250,000 one-year planning grant from The JPB Foundation. The grant will be used to expand access to clean energy in low-income communities and aligns with two of The JPB Foundation’s program areas: environmental and poverty. The JPB Foundation awarded the
 
Judges: No delay for new N. Carolina congressional map
Thursday, January 18, 2018
RALEIGH — The judges who struck down North Carolina’s congressional map for excessive partisanship that favored Republicans refused Tuesday to delay their order telling GOP state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. The denial by the three-judge federal panel was expected, given that the judges wrote 200-plus pages last week explaining why
 

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Basketball Tryouts

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Candidates Forum

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Community Wealth Building Day

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This day of knowledge

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SCHOOL NEWS

NaShonda Bender-Cooke, director of the S.E.E.D.S Mentor Program at Carroll Magnet Middle School,

Raleigh charter high school gives second chances

RALEIGH – Central Wake High School is in the business of saving lives. Destiny Pope, 17,

Plant lilies for a summer garden of elegance

Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately