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Pearsontown Elementary's Andrea Petifer gets top award
Monday, February 19, 2018
In front of the entire Pearsontown Elementary family, Superintendent Pascal Mubenga surprised Andrea Petifer with the news that she was selected as the 2018 Durham Public Schools Assistant Principal of the Year. When Petifer entered the gymnasium, the (mostly) quiet kindergartners through fifth-graders exploded with cheers. After getting over the initial
 
Conference on sexual responsibility for teen males
Monday, February 19, 2018
RALEIGH – Several young males will have the opportunity to talk “man-to-man” about issues of sexuality as they take part in a one-day workshop. Sponsored by the Phi Lambda Educational Foundation, March of Dimes, Wake County Human Services, 4-H Youth Development, Zaxby’s (Knightdale), the Boy Scouts of America, and Mt. Zion Church of
 
SORORITY NEWS: MLK Blood Drive
Thursday, February 8, 2018
As a day of service to commemorate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sponsored its 28th Annual MLK Blood Drive at Hargraves Recreation Center in Chapel Hill. Partnering with the American Red Cross, the chapter exceeded its goal of blood donors by 124 percent. The goal
 
Durham Continuum of Care providers win HUD funding
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
DURHAM – Durham projects serving the needs of people without homes have received nearly $1.3 million in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care program. The City of Durham Community Development Department has been notified that HUD has awarded $1,290,365 to 11 Durham projects. The competitively
 
TROSA graduates prepare for new lives
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
DURHAM – By the time he had gone through eight surgeries, beginning with a back operation when he was a teen, Caleb Knox felt the strong pull of painkillers. Eventually, while attending N.C. State University, he realized he had become addicted. And later, when he started stealing from his family, he figured he was headed to jail. But only after he
 
Duke project to fuel innovations in early childhood development
Friday, February 2, 2018
DURHAM – A new initiative at Duke University will take a holistic approach to helping babies and young children get the best possible start in life, focusing on their physical, mental and emotional well-being, as well as their environment and community. All Babies and Children Thrive (ABC Thrive) was established by a $2 million gift from Duke alumna
 
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Pearsontown Elementary's Andrea Petifer gets top award

In front of the entire Pearsontown Elementary family, Superintendent Pascal Mubenga surprised

Conference on sexual responsibility for teen males

RALEIGH – Several young males will have the opportunity to talk “man-to-man”

FMLA should be expanded, critics say

RALEIGH – When Jeannine Sato gave birth to her first baby in 2007, she was only able to