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Downtown South District honors Mary Poole
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RALEIGH – Last month, the Downtown South District of the Wake County Democratic Party honored longtime party leader Mary Poole at its annual leadership luncheon sponsored by District Coordinator Virginia Tally. Poole served as the first chairperson of Precinct 01-34, and has been dubbed the Matriarch of Precinct 01-34 by Tally. Poole has served terms
McCrory honors NCDOT HBCU interns
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory hosted students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities who served as interns this summer for various N.C. Department of Transportation offices. Twenty students participated from six colleges and universities, representing 10 different fields of study and helping support more than 15 different offices and
Protect your child on the ‘information superhighway’
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RALEIGH – Bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media is providing online channels for negative interactions between children, with more than half of teens reporting they have witnessed online bullying. Experts like Peggy Caruso, a life coach and author of the book "Revolutionizing Your
HBCU News: George Williams Leadership Academy
Thursday, August 14, 2014
ST. AUGUSTINE’S Thirty-four young males are ready to propel their leadership skills. The young men participated this summer in the George Williams Leadership Academy sponsored by Duke Energy. The academy was designed to engage young men in various leadership activities and provide a foundation of leadership strategies for being successful inside and
Former NCSU Nate McMillan helps school drive
Thursday, August 14, 2014
RALEIGH – School-aged children and their families got to jam to funky tunes while receiving book bags and school supplies. Kemetic Cultural Science and System of Unity, a nonprofit organization that aims to raise cultural and spiritual awareness in communities (especially of African-American heritage), put together the giveaway targeting low-income
Wake opens Vernon Malone College and Career Academy
Thursday, August 14, 2014
In partnership with the Wake County Public School System and Wake Technical Community College, Wake County opened the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy at 2200 S. Wilmington Street . The academy prepares Wake County high school students for high-demand, technical careers as part of their high school graduation credits. It will also serve as
Raleigh celebrates the ‘M.A.I.N. Event’ in September
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
RALEIGH – For the second consecutive year, Raleigh event producers who celebrate their “groove” in September have banded together to cross-promote the month of September as “The M.A.I.N. Event” in downtown Raleigh. M.A.I.N. is an acronym for music, arts, innovation and noise. Mayor Nancy McFarlane offered a preview of each of
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
N.C. CENTRAL NCCU students worked 207,437 volunteer hours assisting organizations and agencies in the Triangle during the 2013-14 academic year, a contribution worth $4.3 million to the local economy. The university’s Academic Community Service Learning Program reports that 3,529 students volunteered their time by working with partner agencies and
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St. Aug’s adds 7 to staff

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