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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
TRIANGLE PARK CHAPTER OF THE LINKS The Triangle Park (N.C.) Chapter of the Links welcomed nine new members on May 3. The inductees were Katrina Howard Avery, M.D.; Lorie-Ann Lee-Carter; Dr. Karrie Gibson Dixon; Chanda Douglas-Ward; Joelle McAlpine Duren; Senator Valerie Paige Foushee; Dr. Gloria Alston McNeil; Diane Hewlett Pierce; and Gloria Carney
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
DURHAM COUNTY Va’Shon Bowden, a senior at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, has been named the Duke University Durham Public Schools May Student of the Month. Va’Shon is a member of the National Honor Society, is enrolled in five AP courses, serves as a church volunteer, and regularly tutors elementary students after school and on
NC foster children find family support
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
RALEIGH – There are nearly 9,000 children in out-of-home placements in North Carolina, and 87 percent of them are placed in family settings. That figure is up from 74 percent in 2004, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Laila Bell, director of research and data for the group NC Child, said the percentage of children in
Thursday, May 14, 2015
WAKE COUNTY Cary Academy senior Kendall Spencer Bell has been awarded a Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship at Duke University. The full value of each “Reggie” scholarship, which covers full tuition, room, board and mandatory fees, is more than $250,000 over four years. The scholarship’s namesake was Duke University’s first black
‘Inspire with actions and empathy’ Duncan tells graduates
Monday, May 11, 2015
DURHAM – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told North Carolina Central graduates that the most vital skill an entrepreneur can have is “empathy.” Duncan spoke at NCCU’s commencement ceremony Saturday during the awarding of 660 degrees. “Of all the skills a person can have today, no matter what the passion or profession
Be you!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The majority of the human race dislikes limits. We are constantly moving forward to the next big thing, which is why I hate questions with limits. I recall one college application essay prompt that asked, “What’s one thing people should know by the end of high school?” At the time, the question angered me. I had not completed high
Girl Scouts receive grant from Carolina Hurricanes
Thursday, May 7, 2015
RALEIGH – A grant from the Carolina Hurricanes will help Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines to expand its healthy living program. Coastal Pines received a $15,000 Game Changer grant to help underprivileged girls in Wake and Durham counties receive healthy living resources. “We are excited to partner with the Carolina Hurricanes as
10 tips for getting home after graduation
Thursday, May 7, 2015
If you or someone you care about is among the 20 million students the U.S. Department of Education predicts will graduate this year, congratulations! Now it's time to contemplate your next move: the one out of the dorm or campus apartment. To help, here are a few tips from the experts on moving at Penske Truck Rental: 1. Reserve the right truck well in
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