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NCCU chancellor has interim tag removed
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
DURHAM – Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as North Carolina Central University’s interim chancellor since January 2017, has been named permanent by the UNC Board of Governors. UNC System President Margaret Spellings formally nominated Akinleye during a special meeting of the board in Chapel Hill. “Dr. Akinleye is a strategic
 
Breaking the Cycle
Monday, June 26, 2017
Last week marked a major victory for Dennis Gaddy. The executive director of Community Services Initiative and lobbyist for “Raise the Age,” has fought for the last six years to increase the age that 16- and 17-year-olds who commit misdemeanors and low-level felonies are tried as adults. The new legislation will take effect December 2019 and is
 
Get noticed at your internship
Monday, June 26, 2017
You've landed a great internship, and you're ready to rock at your new job. You may think that it's only a matter of time until you're running the company – or at least getting hired to work there after graduation. Here's a reality check: Modern-day offices are hectic, fast-paced, and more often than not, staffed by overworked, stressed-out
 
SORORITY NEWS: Miss Jabberwock 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority crowned Zachyre Lynn Lane as Miss Jabberwock 2017. Lane is the daughter of Fleenoil Lane and Kathy L. Williams of Durham. She is a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School, and will attend Howard University in the fall, where she will major in exercise sport science to pursue a
 
Governor to veto North Carolina budget; override likely
Monday, June 26, 2017
RALEIGH – Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday he will veto the state budget put on his desk by Republican lawmakers, calling them irresponsible when it comes to spending priorities and tax cuts. "Rather than matching the dreams and aspirations of our people, this budget is short-sighted and small-minded," Cooper said at an Executive Mansion news
 
Manage garden pests and mosquitoes in the landscape
Friday, June 23, 2017
A garden filled with flowers, birds, bees and butterflies is a sight to behold. These winged beauties add color, sound and motion to our gardens. Plus, they help maximize a garden’s productivity by pollinating plants and managing plant-damaging pests. But what about those unwanted visitors to the garden? The aphids, mites and cabbageworms that feed
 
DPS delays discussion on superintendent characteristics
Friday, June 23, 2017
DURHAM – The Durham school board postponed a discussion on what characteristics they would like to see in a new superintendent at Thursday’s school board meeting. The list will be used to narrow down applicants when the board begins receiving resumes on July 10. The next board meeting is not until July 18. The board did review community input
 
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
 
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NCCU chancellor has interim tag removed

DURHAM – Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as North Carolina Central

Breaking the Cycle

Last week marked a major victory for Dennis Gaddy. The executive director of Community Services

Get noticed at your internship

You've landed a great internship, and you're ready to rock at your new job. You may think that