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'Rebound' author mixes books, basketball at Moncure School
Thursday, May 24, 2018
MONCURE, N.C. — It was the day after LeBron James hit the winning shot in Game 5 of the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs when acclaimed author Kwame Alexander hopped off his tour bus at Moncure School and absolutely nailed a message about literacy. Alexander told students about the 22 times publishers said they weren’t interested in giving
Toomer establishing 'the Wildcat Way' at Horton Middle School
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
PITTSBORO — Talk about hitting the ground running! Not even on the job a full two years, Horton Middle School principal Valencia Toomer has put in the requisite work to elevate her students, her staff and herself. She is the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) 2018 Principal of the Year. The NCASA is a nonprofit school
Educator John Lucas honored at legacy luncheon
Thursday, May 17, 2018
DURHAM – Rocky Mount native John Harding Lucas Sr. was honored last week at the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation Legacy Award Luncheon. Mr. Lucas looked nothing like a 90-plus- year-old man who had suffered a stroke three months ago. “Doesn’t he look good,” said Minnie Forte-Brown, a board member of Durham Public Schools.
Zebulon Middle student heads to Carnegie Hall
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
ZEBULON – “…not a lot of kids go to New York, and barely any go to Carnegie Hall.” But Tristen Johnson, 13, is about to do both. Tristen, a seventh-grader at Zebulon Middle School, has been selected for the 2018 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. He will perform as a cellist with the Honors Junior Orchestra
Teens learn coding, teamwork, during Digital Brilliance Hour
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
DURHAM – Dashawn Young, Trey Cox, Jayvone Green, and brothers Eli and Daniel Richmond are getting ready for the world by making video games. They are among the youth participating in the Digital Brilliance Hour STEM/STEAM program, which uses arts and sciences to promote learning and build confidence. The Digital Brilliance Hour was started two years
Durham committee on Confederate monuments set
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
DURHAM – Durham County Commission Chair Wendy Jacobs and Durham Mayor Steve Schewel announced Monday that membership on the City-County Committee on Confederate Monuments and Memorials is now complete, and the committee is prepared to begin its work. Co-chairing the 12-member committee will be Charmaine McKissick-Melton and Robin Kirk, chosen jointly
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NCCU coaching tree branches out

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Study: Growing wealth gap between seniors and families

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