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Quality child care out of reach for many
Thursday, October 8, 2015
RALEIGH – According to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, child care costs can equal the cost of college tuition in North Carolina. With more and more two-parent families in the workforce, child care service is getting beyond the reach many can afford. Authors’ Elise Gould and Tanyell Cooke of “High Quality Child Care Is Out
The hidden heart of Durham
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
DURHAM – When many people think of Durham, one of two things comes to mind: Research Triangle Park or Duke University. However, beneath the hoops and hospital lies one of the richest and most diverse dance communities in the southeast. It’s a normal Thursday morning in the Hillside High dance studio; students congregate on the floor with
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
ORANGE COUNTY Gary Donaldson has been named chief financial officer for Orange County. Donaldson is chief revenue officer for the City of Atlanta. He holds an MBA from Georgia State. He begins his new job Oct. 14. NCDOT NCDOT Director of Education Initiatives Ashley Goolsby was honored last week for her contributions to Wake STEM Early College High.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
SHAW UNIVERSITY The Quettes of Iota Iota and members of the Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity welcomed students back to school with toiletry items. The Quettes, who assist Omega Psi Phi Fraternity members in Raleigh, came up with the project last year by assisting St. Augustine’s female students. Leading this year’s efforts were
LEGO challenge makes STEM learning fun
Monday, September 28, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – Careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields are expected to grow in coming years, but according to statistics compiled by the National Math and Science Initiative, only 44 percent of high school graduates in 2013 were ready for college-level math and only 36 percent were ready for college-level science. One local
Civil Rights History Mural dedication set
Friday, September 25, 2015
DURHAM – A celebration for the completion of the Durham Civil Rights History Mural Project was Oct. 3 at the Durham Arts Council. The ceremony culminates two years of work that began in 2013 when 30 community members, ages 15-65, came together during a 16-week period to engage in Durham’s civil rights history through a series of lectures, music
Thursday, September 24, 2015
DELTA SIGMA THETA Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority recently named Robin Ky’ Lockhart, founder and owner of SugarKane Body Sugaring Spa, LLC, the winner of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Women Owned Business Plan Competition for the South Atlantic Region. Lockhart received a cash prize of $2,500. SugarKane Body Sugaring Spa offers
Thursday, September 24, 2015
DURHAM COUNTY The Junior Leadership Durham Board of Directors launched the Class No. 13 at the Fuqua School of Business. Junior Leadership Durham is the outgrowth of a project initiated by several graduates of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Durham program. It is a community-wide program designed to shape the future of high school
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