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NCCU graduates one of largest December classes
Sunday, December 10, 2017
DURHAM – North Carolina Central University awarded over 600 diplomas Saturday at its Fall Commencement exercises, including two doctorates, 176 graduate and professional degrees, and 233 undergraduate diplomas. The number of graduates makes this class among the largest for a December graduation ceremony, university officials said. “This robust
Darius Quarles tells stories through his art
Thursday, December 7, 2017
DURHAM – Darius Quarles is a storyteller. He is also one of the founding members of Durham’s Pleiades Gallery on East Chapel Hill Street. Pleiades showcases art and is led by artists. It was founded in 2013 but transitioned to a nonprofit this year. Pleiades is softly lit and unassuming, but every inch of space in its segmented main room and
Susan Lamb, dedicated public servant, dies at 58
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
RALEIGH – Susan Hooper Friday Lamb, longtime public information officer for the North Carolina Museum of History, died peacefully at her home on Dec. 3 after an extended illness. She was 58. In 1998 Lamb began a nearly 20-year career as the public information officer. In 2017 she received Raleigh Public Relations Society’s highest honor, the
Childhood violence linked to high school dropout
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
DURHAM – Children who have been victims of violence are more likely to drop out of high school before graduation than their peers, according to a new study co-authored by a Duke scholar. Girls who had experienced childhood violence were 24 percent more likely to drop out, while boys were 26 percent more likely. One in five people in the United
Wiley’s ‘edu-tainment’ a hit in Chatham County Schools
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
SILER CITY — It was — to borrow a verbal construct from popular culture — edu-tainment. That’s education combined with entertainment. Actor, playwright and Pittsboro resident Mike Wiley spread it at Virginia Cross Elementary School and in Bear Creek at Bonlee School in November. “He is a Chatham resident, brings a message
Raleigh Girl Scout earns highest award for child literacy
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
RALEIGH – Taylor Townsend, a member of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, has earned a Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting. Awarded to fewer than 6 percent of Girl Scouts annually, Townsend joins generations of young women who have earned their Gold Award while making a difference in
Grant to bring 'stories to life' for DPS students
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
“Stories Come to Life,” a grant-funded language arts workshop, will expand this year to reach more than 600 Durham students at Neal, Lowe’s Grove and James E. Shepard middle schools. Organized by the Durham Arts Council, this interactive program is designed to help underperforming students improve their writing, reading and communication
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‘We do not need President Trump to honor our own’

The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations has suspended its call for a presidential

Weaver Street Market to open at The Dillon

RALEIGH – Kane Realty Corporation and Federal Capital Partners are opening a Weaver Street

NCCU graduates one of largest December classes

DURHAM – North Carolina Central University awarded over 600 diplomas Saturday at its Fall