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SCHOOL NEWS
Thursday, April 19, 2018
NaShonda Bender-Cooke, director of the S.E.E.D.S Mentor Program at Carroll Magnet Middle School, is the 2018 winner of the Kay Trull Outstanding Professional Educator Award, presented by the North Carolina Association of Educators. NCAE Vice President Kristy Moore presented Cooke with the award during the Wake County school board meeting on April 10. Named
 
Award-winning author helps CCS mark 30 years of Young Authors
Monday, April 16, 2018
PITTSBORO — Students should view creativity as a process and embrace failures as opportunities to grow, “Excellent Ed” children’s book author Stacy McAnulty said during the Chatham County Schools Young Authors Celebration at The Barn in Fearrington Village. The school system, along with McIntyre’s Books and Fearrington
 
NCCU student makes history
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
NCCU junior elementary education major Bettylenah Njaramba was elected president of the UNC Association of Student Governments, making her the first African-American woman to hold this position for the organization. The ASG is a student organization designated to represent the interests of students in the deliberations of the UNC Board of Governors. In
 
Raleigh mayor talks economy, parks and affordable housing
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
RALEIGH – Raleigh’s economy, Dix Park, and affordable housing were major themes in Mayor Nancy McFarlane’s State of the City speech last week. She delivered her address at the Contemporary Art Museum as part of First Friday activities. The mayor said that Raleigh’s economy continues to grow. She noted that 77 businesses announced
 
NCCU announces inaugural Cheatham-White Scholars
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Chemistry, business and biomedical science are some of the subjects that NCCU’s new Cheatham-White Scholars plan to study when they enroll at the university for the 2018-19 academic year. Nine students were chosen from among 200 candidates who were nominated to apply for the full-ride scholarships created by the N.C. General Assembly in 2017 for
 
Durham County Child Data Card reveals lack of progress
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The new Durham County Data Card shows that child poverty and hunger remain major problems for children. Almost 46 percent of Durham County children still live in poor or near-poor homes, a major risk factor for negative educational, health, and economic outcomes in the future. Additionally, 20.1 percent of Durham County children live in food insecure
 
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Book Signing

Time: 2 p.m. Children's author Johnny Moore will

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Candidates Forum

Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Raleigh-Apex NAACP is hosting

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Community Wealth Building Day

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This day of knowledge

Latest News

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Lack of progress on NC students’ test scores ‘frustrating’

A lack of progress on North Carolina students’ test scores is “frustrating,”

Where have all the church organists gone?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Has playing the organ become a dying art? What has happened to the

Raleigh kicks off National Small Business Week

RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh will host the second event for “Connect