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NAACP addresses temporary voting rights victory
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
DURHAM – A temporary ruling has eliminated constraints on same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting restrictions. The ruling, handed down by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals last week, granted a preliminary injunction against provisions in the new voting law that removes same-day registration practices and does not count out-of-precinct
Survivors strut their stuff at breast cancer walk
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
RALEIGH – Thousands of breast cancer survivors and supporters “got their pink on” at the American Cancer Society’s eighth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Individual and group/team walkers were out at North Hills to participate in a family-friendly, non-competitive 5k walk, which raised money for breast cancer
DPS responds to school bus incidents
Monday, October 6, 2014
DURHAM – Two alleged incidents of sexual assaults on a Durham Public Schools school bus have parents and the community reeling. According to various news outlets, last month a 5-year-old boy was made to perform a sex act on a 10-year-old student on a school bus driving children home from Pearson Elementary. According to WRAL, the boy’s mother
Home school program for preschoolers comes to Wake County
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
RALEIGH – A child’s first learning experience is in the home. Sometimes parents need a little help teaching their preschooler the basics. That’s where HIPPY comes in. Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters is a national program designed to help parents be their child’s first and most important teacher. Parents are
Durham city manager issues updated police report
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
DURHAM – City Manager Tom Bonfield recently released an updated status report of the Durham Police Department to the public. The document, available online, outlines recommendations from the Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board regarding police department polices, searches and consents, police stops, department training and
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