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Swim meet now a holiday tradition
Thursday, May 11, 2017
For some of us, Memorial Day weekend has come to mean more than a day off, cookouts or a beach trip. The holiday also means the return of the National Black Heritage Swim Meet, now in its 15th year, but ninth in the Triangle. I learned about the meet the same year the movie “Pride” was released in theatres in 2007. It was a semi-biography
 
SAU honors student-athletes
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
RALEIGH – Saint Augustine’s University recently held its annual athletic banquet to honor its student-athletes at the Martin Luther King Jr. Conference Center Ballroom. Student-athletes and cheerleaders were awarded for their academic and athletic achievements. Anthony Boggan, a 1982 graduate, was the guest speaker. He was inducted into the
 
NCCU hires top recruiter for women’s basketball
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
When Trisha Stafford-Odom was a top assistant at two Triangle ACC schools, North Carolina Central was still in her radar. After visiting the campus one time, Stafford-Odom told herself that she’d like to coach there one day. That day has come. Stafford-Odom was named the Eagles new women’s basketball coach on Monday. She replaces Vanessa
 
Plenty of spring/summer sports to see
Saturday, May 6, 2017
With fall commencements just around the corner and Mother’s Day fast approaching, area sports activities are springing into high gear. The Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League began Tuesday at Long Meadow Park on Liberty Street. The 9- to 12-year-old league, which is part of the Cal Ripken Little League organization, competes Tuesday and Thursday
 
Bailey balancing books, ball
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
SILER CITY, N.C. — Generally speaking, no job is safe on a ball field. Getting outworked could get a guy on the bench. Keelan “The Flea” Bailey is taking his chances. “I’m very good with priorities,” Bailey said. “I know what comes first, which is academics.” A defensive back and slot receiver at
 
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Black AIDS Institute announces 30-day campaign

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