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Staff, students lift Siler City Elementary
Thursday, October 12, 2017
SILER CITY — One of the telltale signs that Siler City Elementary students were turning the corner last school year was when some of them began cutting in on their playground time in order to knock out a few more math problems. All of a sudden, multiplication was fun. Educational board games were not boring games. A culture of learning was born.
NCCU supports breast cancer awareness
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
DURHAM – Go ahead. Share your story. North Carolina Central’s Student Health Center hosted its fourth annual Luncheon, "POP of Pink" last week to honor breast cancer survivors. Stories of encouragement, love, support and prayer was told as part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer survivor Maxine Fitts was diagnosed
UNC-CH opens space for military students
Thursday, October 5, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has opened a dedicated space on campus to serve and support the nearly 500 veteran and military-affiliated students enrolled. The Carolina Veterans Resource Center (CVRC) will serve as a central location where these students can find resources, community and support during their Carolina journey. This
Statement from family of Kenny Bailey
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
DURHAM – On Sept. 26, Kenneth Bailey Sr. and Louise Pratt, the parents of Kenny Lee Bailey Jr., met with District Attorney Rogers Echols to discuss his office’s assessment of the SBI investigation into the police-involved shooting of their son on Feb. 15. “We are disappointed by their decision not to prosecute,” the parents said in
Program provides Shaw students study abroad
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
RALEIGH – When Shaw senior Tyshawn White boarded a plane for the first time in his life this summer, it was only the first of many new experiences he would have over the next week. He and five classmates were on their way to Havana, Cuba, as part of the Global Education Program, Shaw’s first study abroad program. "It was nerve-racking. I had
NC rural health care in jeopardy
Friday, September 22, 2017
RALEIGH – Rural communities in North Carolina could have reduced access to medical care if Congress doesn't act before the end of the month. Two federal programs that help provide supplemental funding to rural hospitals will lose their funding if programs aren't allowed to continue. Currently, nine hospitals in the Tar Heel State receive funds to
Grant to bring 'stories to life' for DPS students
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
“Stories Come to Life,” a grant-funded language arts workshop, will expand this year to reach more than 600 Durham students at Neal, Lowe’s Grove and James E. Shepard middle schools. Organized by the Durham Arts Council, this interactive program is designed to help underperforming students improve their writing, reading and communication

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Haunted Trolley

Oct. 20, 27 and 28 Time: 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m.



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Choir Anniversary

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Raleigh city workers demand fair wages

RALEIGH – The Raleigh City Workers Union, chapter of UE local 150, hosted an informational

Shaw alumnus named DPS superintendent

DURHAM – Franklin County Schools’ loss is Durham Public Schools’ gain. Pascal

The Confederacy was a con job on whites

I’ve lived 55 years in the South, and I grew up liking the Confederate flag. I