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Debt-free by 2020 campaign kicks off
Thursday, April 10, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – Friday, dozens of North Carolina college students will attend the Board of Governors meeting at UNC Chapel Hill to demand a debt free system from the state's public universities by 2020. With the College Board estimating state tuition prices will rise by 40 percent in the next five years, Matt Hickson, organizing director of the N.C.
 
‘Magic’ Johnson visits Durham to boost high school graduation
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
DURHAM – Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s visit to Durham Tuesday was all about education, completing high school and working hard to succeed. Johnson told the students at the Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy at 401 N. Driver Street, “Everybody forgets I’m from the ‘hood. I’m from the neighborhood. I grew up like
 
COLLEGE HAPPENINGS
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
UNC-CHAPEL HILL Columbia University Law School professor Theodore M. “Ted” Shaw will become the second director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. This appointment, approved by the UNC Board of Trustees, becomes effective July 1. The position had been open since founding director
 
Education pioneer honored with highway marker
Monday, April 7, 2014
DURHAM – It was a beautiful spring day to commemorate a legendary rose. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority honored soror Dr. Rose Butler Browne by unveiling a N.C. Historical Highway marker in her name near her grave in Glenview Cemetery. Browne died in 1986 after a long life of service. Browne was an educator in the state for more than 50 years. She was the
 
Suber's resignation (not)
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Read St. Augustine's President Dianne Boardley Suber's retirement letter, here. UPDATED: Suber released a statement April 4 that she would be retiring in May, but a press conference Monday, trustee chairman Rodney Gaddy said Suber was fired Friday. She was informed via email on Saturday. St. Aug's also reinstated two employees Suber had previously fired or
 
NCCU chancellor leads with creativity and innovation
Friday, April 4, 2014
DURHAM – Dr. Debra Saunders-White was formally installed as the 11th chancellor of N.C. Central University Friday during ceremonies at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium. Saunders-White, who was appointed to the post by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors in early 2013, came to NCCU from the U.S. Department of Education after working in
 
Lace up for a good cause
Thursday, April 3, 2014
RALEIGH – Every year, North Carolina's 40 nonprofit community action agencies serve millions of the state's citizens in need, but recent funding loss from sequestration and a decrease in donations is prompting them to look toward other ways of raising money. This spring, people from around the state are invited to participate in The Race 4 Change, a
 
Roxboro native serves with Naval Battalion
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
GULFPORT, Miss. - Construction man Johnathan Sanford is a Navy Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11, home-ported in Gulfport, Miss. Sanford, a Roxboro native and 2007 Person High graduate, recently returned from deployment to the Horn of Africa. NMCB 11 is a Seabee battalion specializing in advance base construction, battle damage
 
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Pitt named sports scholar of the year

WASHINGTON – Maryland Eastern Shore junior forward Ishaq Pitt was named the 2014 winner of