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Education plan comes up short for veteran teachers
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Last week, lawmakers passed a state budget that they promised would offer teachers an average 7 percent raise. But instead of boosting all teachers’ pay by a simple percentage, a new salary schedule is in place that offers younger, inexperienced teachers big gains while shortchanging veteran teachers who have gone to great lengths to build on their
 
Transplant over, now costs loom
Thursday, August 7, 2014
DURHAM – Nasir Holman always keeps a smile on his face, even while confined to a hospital. Nasir, 11, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January, received a lifesaving stem-cell transplant on April 29 by doctors at Duke University Medical Center. It’s his second go-around with cancer. “They (doctors) told me that it
 
Many ‘cut short’ by new unemployment law
Thursday, August 7, 2014
North Carolina allows unemployment insurance for a maximum of 14 weeks, lowest in the country. Changes were made effective July 1 after the General Assembly passed legislation modifying the unemployment insurance system to repay unemployment debt to the federal government. It created a sliding scale for the duration of benefits based on the statewide
 
More Orange County landlords refusing housing vouchers
Thursday, August 7, 2014
CARRBORO – Low-income residents in Carrboro and Chapel Hill face the prospect of losing their homes as more landlords refuse housing vouchers. According to a news release issued by the Town of Chapel Hill, roughly 60 families have been displaced in Chapel Hill and Carrboro since General Services Corporation and other rental companies stopped
 
Ken Spaulding welcomes dark horse role
Thursday, July 31, 2014
DURHAM – It was a Spaulding family affair during gubernatorial candidate Ken Spaulding’s recent meet and greet with the public. Spaulding, his wife Wendy, and cousin Vince, were just a few of the family members who thanked residents for coming out. Spaulding said the reception was a way to show his appreciation to those who have supported him
 
Program gives fathers second chance
Thursday, July 31, 2014
DURHAM – Fathers who have wronged their families in the past, can make things right again with the help of the Strong Fathers program. The program, which helps men (referred by child welfare) with a history of domestic violence, relate in “safe and caring ways” to their families. The program was discussed at a recent community roundtable
 
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Private school vouchers unconstitutional

RALEIGH – A new school voucher program was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who

Hip-Hop Corner: Revisiting police brutality

Remember when our elders used to chastise us for using the N-word. They used to say

St. Aug’s adds 7 to staff

Danielle Williams will soon need to rent a truck to hold all her awards. The former Johnson C.