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NC takes steps to improve foster, adoption system
Monday, November 23, 2015
RALEIGH – There are more than 10,000 children in North Carolina's foster care system, and over 2,000 are awaiting permanent, adoptive families. This year two bills were signed into law that help normalize childhood for foster children by making sure they can participate in school activities and keeping them - if necessary - in the foster care system
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
CHAPEL HILL Phoenix Academy High School students have been working with a team from paws4people to help socialize puppies to become assistance dogs. The puppies are part of a partnership with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, which includes the Puppy Development Center at The Farm at Penny Lane in Pittsboro. paws4people works to enhance the lives of
SEEDS fosters community through cooking
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Ever since its inception in 1994, SEEDS has made a name for itself by teaching residents of Northeast Central Durham about gardening, sustainability and community. But more recently, the community garden has developed opportunities for children and teens to bring things from the soil and to the table through the help of camps, classes and after-school
NC children insured in record numbers
Monday, November 16, 2015
RALEIGH – Based on 2014 numbers, 95 percent of North Carolina's children have health insurance, according to a report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The number of insured children increased by more than 25,000 between 2013 and 2014 - a success that Rob Thompson, a spokesman for the advocacy group NC Child,
Duke program to assist first-generation students
Thursday, November 12, 2015
DURHAM – First-generation students who attend Duke will now find their road through college life a little easier. The Washington Duke Scholars Program will provide financial, academic and cultural support for students with less experience with advanced coursework and networking opportunities than other incoming students. “With need-blind
Hillside Drama Department: A beacon of light in dark times
Thursday, November 5, 2015
DURHAM – Wendell Tabb stands at the door of his theater room, a group of children gathered around. “Due to the situation we are currently having, the school has cancelled rehearsal today. We will resume rehearsal tomorrow as planned,” he said. The students all scurry off, calling for rides they weren’t aware they would need. Only 10
Durham CAN hosts affordable housing meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
DURHAM – Over 400 Durham citizens have pledged to meet with all mayoral and city council candidates to discuss affordable housing. The public event is Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in downtown Durham. Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods), a diverse network of local organizations, is hosting the
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