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NCCU chancellor has interim tag removed
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
DURHAM – Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as North Carolina Central University’s interim chancellor since January 2017, has been named permanent by the UNC Board of Governors. UNC System President Margaret Spellings formally nominated Akinleye during a special meeting of the board in Chapel Hill. “Dr. Akinleye is a strategic
SORORITY NEWS: Miss Jabberwock 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority crowned Zachyre Lynn Lane as Miss Jabberwock 2017. Lane is the daughter of Fleenoil Lane and Kathy L. Williams of Durham. She is a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School, and will attend Howard University in the fall, where she will major in exercise sport science to pursue a
Chapel Hill honors employees with top award
Friday, June 16, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Town Manager Roger Stancil selected Joseph McMiller, assistant operations manager at Chapel Hill Transit, and Heather Robinson, master firefighter, as the 2017 W. Calvin Horton Service Award winners. The awards were announced June 9 at an employee awards ceremony as part of the Employee Appreciation Day at the Friday Center. The award
NCCU grads get help with unpaid fees
Thursday, June 15, 2017
DURHAM – North Carolina Central senior Tia Mitchell couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium to receive her mass communications degree. There was just one hitch in her plans. Mitchell owed over $1,000 in unpaid tuition fees that needed to be paid before she could get her diploma. “I ran out of financial aid,
Joint bank accounts should be a matter of trust
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
When I draft wills for older clients, they often ask about "adding a name" to their bank account – in other words, setting up a joint account. Joint accounts can make perfect sense for seniors who depend on family members for help paying bills and other day-to-day tasks. Joint accounts can also help avoid the need for probate, an often-complex process
Duke Energy partners with CCS to bolster childhood literacy
Saturday, June 10, 2017
PITTSBORO — Duke Energy district manager Indira Everett announced a $40,000 educational grant for Chatham County Schools this week at Pittsboro Elementary School. “Chatham County Schools is encouraging more students to read through the use of technology,” Everett said. “We’re proud to strengthen our partnership with CCS to
Camp Celebrate: play with a purpose
Thursday, June 8, 2017
For 35 years, Camp Celebrate – the country’s longest running camp for pediatric burn survivors – has started with a swim. Michele Barr, pediatric aftercare coordinator at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, said it’s the first important step in the healing that occurs here. “Kids who arrive self-conscious about their
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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NCCU chancellor has interim tag removed

DURHAM – Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as North Carolina Central

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