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Durham honors homicide victims
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
DURHAM – North Driver Street was lined with cars as people gathered at Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church to honor those lost last year to violence in the Bull City. The 23rd Annual Vigil Against Violence, sponsored by the Durham chapter of Parents of Murdered Children and the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, brings the
Chapel Hill’s Northside to receive $3M loan
Thursday, March 12, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – Northside Elementary students vocalized their dreams for their neighborhood. Some expressed a desire for lower housing taxes, while others want a coming together of people in the community, and another said he wanted a neighborhood store where he could “get snacks for lunch.” The town of Chapel Hill and UNC-Chapel Hill
Women come together in support of Lynch for AG
Thursday, March 12, 2015
DURHAM – The pending decision for the nomination of Loretta Lynch for U.S. attorney general is the longest delayed decision for the position in three decades. Though President Barack Obama personally suggested Lynch last November and the Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed her in a 12-8 vote, the Republican majority is delaying its final decision.
Suspensions decrease across Triangle
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Statewide trends show that school dropout rates and suspensions are declining, and both Durham and Wake county public schools are falling in line. According to a news release, WCPSS suspended students at nearly half the statewide rate during the 2013-14 school year. Overall, the district reduced the number of suspensions by 45 percent since the 2009-10
Home care workers fight for 15
Monday, March 9, 2015
RALEIGH – The Fight for 15 movement continues to spread like wildfire. What once was a rallying cry by fast-food workers has become a nationwide movement as home care workers join the battle for livable wages. The home care field encompasses those working as home health aides and personal care aides. Each assists the elderly and/or those with
Wake County district attorney wants a fair courtroom
Thursday, March 5, 2015
RALEIGH – New District Attorney Lorrin Freeman wants a criminal justice system that the public can have confidence in. Freeman, former Wake County Clerk of Superior Court, is the first new district attorney in 30 years. She replaced Colon Willoughby who stepped down. A Democrat, Freeman’s career has spanned almost 20 years, including serving
Town hall meeting gets heated over non-custodial rights
Thursday, March 5, 2015
RALEIGH – Some custody situations can hinder non-custodial parents from participating in their children’s lives and oftentimes create disheartening effects on those desperate to be active parents. Every Father Counts, a Raleigh-based nonprofit dedicated to uplifting the importance of fatherhood, invited the public to an open forum to discuss
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