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NCICU gives scholarships to NC private colleges
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities recently distributed $86,400 in UPS scholarships to 36 low-income students at private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships were made possible by a grant from the UPS Educational Endowment Fund administered by the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, D.C. North Carolina
Healthful eating while living away from home
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Being away on business or vacation can mean frequent unhealthy fast food or expensive restaurants, but one clever cook has the perfect solution. The winner of the national "Away From Home Cooking Recipe Contest," Lauren Wyler, created a delicious travel-friendly recipe, one that can be made in Extended Stay America's fully equipped hotel room kitchens.
St. Aug’s Ward has interim tag removed
Friday, April 10, 2015
RALEIGH – Everett B. Ward is interim no more. On Friday, the board of trustees unanimously voted Ward to become St. Augustine’s 11th president and third alumnus in the university’s 147-year history. “We are pleased with the direction in which the university is headed under the leadership of Dr. Ward and feel confident that he is
Tea fundraiser assists cancer patients
Thursday, April 9, 2015
GARNER – The Sisters Inspiring Sisters Incorporated held its third annual Treasure Her Elegance Grand Tea last month in an elegant setting at the Grand Marquise Ballroom. The sold-out event hosted over 320 guests and raised $18,000 for the 501©3 organization that provides transportation assistance to cancer patients to medical appointments,
Thursday, April 9, 2015
ST. AUGUSTINE’S Assistant Professor of English Chris Massenburg has been chosen for the Nasir Jones Fellowship at Harvard for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellowship is at the Hip Hop Archive & Research Institute at the Hutchins Center. The fellowship will provide selected scholars and artists an opportunity to show that “education is
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA The Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recently launched Achievement Self Awareness Communication Engagement Networking Development. ASCEND is its signature youth enrichment program designed to motivate, engage, and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential in their journey toward college or
Top Ladies and Top Teens travel to Augusta
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
DURHAM – The Durham Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction and Top Teens of America travelled last month o Augusta, Georgia for the 33rd Annual Area IV Leadership Conference. TLOD President Dr. Thelma B. Brown represented the Durham chapter during the sessions and Oriel Dillard was a vendor. Brown served as evaluation chair for Area IV for the past two
No gardening space ? No problem
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Brighten up your patio, deck or front entrance with containers. They’re an excellent way to add color, fragrance and beauty where plantable space is limited or nonexistent. Set a few containers on the front or back steps, in the corner of your deck or other location where they can be enjoyed. Try stacking and planting several containers to create a
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Disabled pastor alleges discrimination by RTP Marriott

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Advocates rally on Legislative Advocacy Day

RALEIGH – The N.C. NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement asked North Carolina

Transportation Secretary Foxx to keynote NC Black Summit

RALEIGH – Former Charlotte mayor and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation,