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Elected officials encourage women to run for public office
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Panelists at last month’s second annual Women Running for Public Office program sent a clear message to the audience: Don’t listen to those who tell you “you’re too young” or “you need to wait your turn.” One panelist said, “We run our houses; we run our schools. We can run our
 
Durham to debut new on-street parking meters
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
DURHAM – Beginning February 27, finding on-street parking in Durham’s bustling downtown will be easier thanks to the installation of new on-street parking meters. The installation of the new parking meters and signage will begin this week in preparation for the launch date. The metered parking will use a combination of single-space parking
 
Hillside High students revive student newspaper
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
DURHAM – After roughly three years of inactivity, the Hillside High School student-produced newspaper, The Hillside Chronicle, has been brought back to life under the watchful eye of Jackie Novotny. Novotny, a sophomore-level English teacher, began teaching the school’s journalism class in the fall semester despite her unfamiliarity with
 
Grassroots effort to increase reading proficiency
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
RALEIGH – More than 1million adults in North Carolina have difficulty with reading and writing, and a new initiative announced last week in the state aims to address illiteracy early in life. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is working with United Way of the Greater Triangle and other community coalitions to provide resources to existing
 
Wake County schools: language to learn
Friday, February 3, 2017
RALEIGH – Tiffany Smith decided to send her daughter, Phoebe, to Hodge Road Dual Language Magnet Elementary School for the same reasons many other parents do. “My husband and I both feel that learning a language, especially Spanish, will be an asset to our children's lives and will help them in whatever future career they choose,” Smith
 
Is telecommuting right for you?
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Who among us wouldn’t love to work from home? No unwelcome interruptions from overly chatty co-workers. Unlimited refills from our own refrigerator and snacks from our own cupboard. Background music of our own choosing and as loud as we like. And, perhaps best of all, no dress requirements. While working from home may seem like a millennial
 
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Pegasus Relays

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Homebuyer Education

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Art Show

The Town of Carrboro has a new art exhibit

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Race in America

The all-too-familiar conversation that black and Latino parents have with their children reveals

Statement from Louise Pratt, mother of Kenneth Lee Bailey

On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 15, my son was killed by Durham police officers. Since I

Annual celebration to honor African-American leaders

DURHAM – Beautiful music, elegant poetry, expressive dance and a delicious soul food feast