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Scammers try to capitalize on college loan efforts
Thursday, February 11, 2016
RALEIGH – The pressure is on for tens of thousands of high school and college students in North Carolina, as they try to access the federal financial aid available. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step to getting money for the majority of students, and while it costs nothing to apply, experts say there are unscrupulous
 
MLK committee honors Durham citizens
Thursday, February 11, 2016
DURHAM – The Durham Community MLK Steering Committee awarded academic scholarships, the 2016 Keeper of the Dream Awards and 2015 MLK Service Award last month at Peace Missionary Baptist Church. The Reverend Cathy S. Gilliard, senior minister of Park Avenue United Methodist Church of New York, was the keynote speaker. The following students received
 
COLLEGE HAPPENINGS
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
UNC-CHAPEL HILL The Southern Historical Collection at UNC’s Wilson Library will use a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help establish a permanent African- American Collections and Outreach archivist. The new position will lead the effort to collect the untold stories of black communities, something the SHC
 
Cooke Foundation Scholarships
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Cooke Foundation Scholarships The application period is open for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program. Outstanding seventh-grade students with financial need can apply for the program, which provides many benefits and can lead to the Cooke Foundation's prestigious college scholarship. Students selected as Cooke Young Scholars get
 
Council of State sells old house, agrees to fair chair lift
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina's top elected statewide officials have signed off on selling a 19th century house, building a chair lift at the State Fair and improving a downtown Raleigh square. The Council of State voted Tuesday to sell the Heck-Andrews House for $1.5 million to the North Carolina Association of Realtors. The mansion was built around 1870
 
Bipartisan support for school lunch improvements
Sunday, January 31, 2016
RALEIGH – Washington will have a busy week of catch-up next week after days of closures because of the record-setting snowfall. But before lawmakers got snowed in, members of the U.S. Senate released a bipartisan bill that would reauthorize child-nutrition programs, including the national school lunch and breakfast programs for the next five years.
 
Durham CAN members demand more school counselors
Sunday, January 31, 2016
DURHAM – Durham youth and parents connected with Durham Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods will attend a Durham Public Schools Board of Education work session Monday at 4 p.m. to urge DPS to add additional school counselors to their budget. DPS will soon defend its budget projections during meetings with the Durham County commissioners.
 
Nonpartisan support for Connect NC Bond
Thursday, January 28, 2016
RALEIGH – In less than two months at the March 15 primary, North Carolina voters will have their say on a bond referendum that supporters say would offer much-needed funding for the university and community college systems, National Guard, state parks, and water and sewer systems. The Connect NC bond - essentially acting as a loan - would provide $2
 
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