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DHHS observes health center week
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
RALEIGH — This week the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services joined with the N.C. Community Health Center Association, citizens and partners across the state to observe National Health Center Week. In recognition, DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., visited the Advance Community Health Center in Raleigh on Tuesday, and Gov. Roy Cooper
Protesters topple Confederate statue
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
DURHAM – Protesters in Durham toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier on Monday at a rally against racism. Activists brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument that was dedicated in 1924. A diverse crowd of dozens cheered as the statue of a soldier holding a rifle fell to the
Charges sought against those who toppled Confederate statue
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
DURHAM – Investigators are working to identify and charge protesters who toppled a nearly century-old Confederate statue in front of a North Carolina government building, the sheriff said Tuesday. Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews issued a statement that investigators are using video footage to identify those responsible for toppling the statue
Mental health care in NC jails ‘deadly’
Monday, August 14, 2017
RALEIGH – Almost half of the deaths in North Carolina jails over the last four years have been suicides. That's the finding of a new report by Disability Rights North Carolina that lists suicide as the leading cause of death behind bars in the Tar Heel State. At 46 percent, the suicide rate exceeds the national average of 35 percent. Vicki Smith,
TROSA: From desperation to promising futures
Thursday, August 10, 2017
DURHAM – Anastaisia Lake will graduate from TROSA Sunday sober, drug-free and ready to begin a new life. That Lake is even alive is a blessing. After living with relatives until she was 18, Lake relocated to Morganton, West Virginia, to live with her mother. Soon after, the two began drinking together. That led to several DWIs, a car accident that
North Wake College and Career Academy gets cooking
Thursday, August 10, 2017
WAKE FOREST – North Wake College and Career Academy opened Thursday, providing another opportunity for Wake County students to earn both college credit and real-world work experience while in high school. North Wake will offer culinary arts, early childhood education, emergency medical science, hospitality management and information technology. In
Paperhand Puppet presents OF WINGS AND FEET
Friday, August 4, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Awe-inspiring puppet troupe, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, returns Aug. 4 with their 18th annual theatrical giant puppet pageant spectacle for all ages. OF WINGS AND FEET! is brought to life using gigantic puppets, elaborate masks, stilt walkers, multiperson marionettes, shadows and illuminated puppets. The troupe weaves a tapestry
Why do families accept or reject school vouchers?
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
North Carolina State research about a publicly funded voucher program designed to help lower-income students attend private schools sheds light on the reasons that North Carolina school leaders and families decide to accept or turn down vouchers. The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program, which began in the 2014-15 academic year, provides up to
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Durham City Council candidates weigh in

DURHAM – Twelve of the 14 candidates vying for the three open seats on the Durham City

Going to school in black and white

DURHAM – The summer of 1970 was tinged with anticipation for LaHoma Smith Romocki. The