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Leesville Road High senior does it all
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
RALEIGH – Lauren McNamara-Clement's mom once asked her why the Leesville Road High graduate is the way she is: driven, diligent, energetic, empathetic, tireless and ethical. “And she was like, ‘Mom, because I care,’” said Kelly McNamara, a first-grade teacher at Leesville Road Elementary. McNamara-Clement cared enough to
Prairie View A&M HOFer passes
Friday, June 23, 2017
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Clifford Gilliard, a Prairie View A&M sports hall of famer and Panthers great, passed away Tuesday at the age of 79. Viewing will be held in the William J. Nicks Babydome July 1 at 9 a.m., with the funeral at 11 a.m. in the Babydome. The repast will be in the Willie A. Tempton Sr. Memorial Student Center on PVAMU’s
St. Aug’s earns more honors
Thursday, June 22, 2017
CC thought we were seeing things. But there it was, a spring meeting recap sent out by the CIAA. We have never, ever received a recap under this current administration. We had to double check it wasn’t fake news. One thing we noticed was the football media luncheon is in Roanoke, Virginia, this year – at 9 a.m.!!! That means CC would have to
BOOK: Former NFL player tells inspirational story
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances By Leland Melvin Amistad Publishing, $25.99 HC Retired pro football player Leland Melvin thought his road to the NFL was an incredible journey until he climbed aboard the shuttle Atlantis and traveled to outer space. Twice. Melvin, a former Detroit Lions wide receiver, engineer
Chavis Basketball League starts Tuesday
Monday, June 19, 2017
RALEIGH – Ten teams, including Infinity Engineering, will compete in the Chavis Basketball Summer League, which begins Tuesday at Emery Gymnasium on St. Augustine’s campus. Admission is free. The Infinity Engineering team will consist of SAU student-athletes, including CIAA Player of the Year Quincy January. The league will feature a
Attorneys say evidence tampering in James Jordan murder
Friday, June 16, 2017
RALEIGH – Attorneys for a man serving life in prison for the murder of Michael Jordan's father are asking for a new trial, saying someone tampered with the dead man's shirt after his autopsy. The autopsy found no hole in James Jordan's shirt that corresponded with the bullet wound in his upper right chest area, but an agent with the State Bureau of
2 HBCUs partner with players association
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Build it and they will come. Two HBCUs conferences are banking on just that to showcase their student-athletes. The SIAC, a Division II HBCUs conference, and the SWAC, a DI member, have partnered with the National Basketball Players Association to create a Top 50 Basketball Camp. Each conference will feature its best 25 players to receive skill
Redskins promote Doug Williams
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Former Grambling superstar quarterback Doug Williams has been promoted to senior vice president of player personnel for the Washington Redskins. Williams has worked as a personnel executive since 2014. Williams played for the Redskins form 1986-89 and led Washington to a Super Bowl XXII win over the Denver Broncos and was named most valuable player. At
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Social Security: Ask Rusty

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Rare screening of cult classic showing in Raleigh

RALEIGH – Speller Street Films brought you the award-winning documentary "Wilmington on

Leesville Road High senior does it all

RALEIGH – Lauren McNamara-Clement's mom once asked her why the Leesville Road High