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Thursday, May 18, 2017
CITY OF DURHAM Andre N. Pettigrew (above) is the new director of the city’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. Pettigrew has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in economic development. His position begins May 15. WAKE COUNTY Raleigh Digital Connectors was one of six winners of the 2017 Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards at
Chatham County schools a force in NCASA competition
Thursday, May 18, 2017
WINSTON-SALEM — Among comparably sized school districts in North Carolina, Chatham County schools is second to none. It brought home the top prize for medium-sized districts after the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities May 8 at Simon G. Atkins Academic & Technology High School. “I am always excited
‘Celebrate the Q’ with Friends of Oberlin Village
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
RALEIGH – With every intricate stitch that nimble fingers add to the quilt, The Friends of Oberlin Village continue to strengthen the diverse bond of this original freedmen’s community. Created with love by 15 quilters who grew up in Oberlin Village or who worship in Oberlin Road churches: Oberlin Baptist, Wilson Temple United Methodist, White
‘Look for the unexpected’ NCCU grads told
Monday, May 15, 2017
DURHAM – North Carolina Central University awarded approximately 725 diplomas Saturday at its 129th commencement ceremony at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. Combined with the 490 graduate and professional degrees conferred one day earlier, the Class of 2017 was the largest in university history. Interim Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye recognized the
TROSA graduation on Mother’s Day
Saturday, May 13, 2017
DURHAM – For many people, Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers in Durham is a challenging place to beat addiction. TROSA residents live apart from their families for two years. Phone calls and home visits are privileges earned only as they progress through the program. For mothers of young children, the separation can be wrenching but
Northside Festival celebrates community
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – It was hot and humid, but that didn’t stop some people from dancing in the blocked-off portion of the road between Roberson and Graham streets last weekend. “I done got too old to do that; I’ll watch them. It’s too hot to be doing anything there,” said Northside resident Gracie Webb while sitting in the
Higher technology use linked to youth mental health
Thursday, May 4, 2017
DURHAM – More use of technology is linked to later increases in attention, behavior and self-regulation problems for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, a new study from Duke University finds. “Also, on days at-risk adolescents use technology more, they experience more conduct problems and higher ADHD symptoms compared to days
Durham Tech receives tobacco scholarship
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has donated $25,000 in support of a Durham Technical Community College scholarship program that assists students impacted by the declining tobacco industry. Project Skilling Up, which helps affected students explore contemporary career paths, is available to students who reside in Durham and Orange counties.
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