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Raleigh high school gives second chances
Thursday, June 22, 2017
RALEIGH – As a new mother, Jayda Hunter, 17, was finding it increasingly difficult to meet the demands of a traditional school setting. “I could not go to class or do homework,” she said. “It was crazy. Then my cousin told me about a new school called Central Wake High School where you can go half days. I could do that.”
 
Durham Fight Night at Armory
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
DURHAM – Top Catz Boxing kicked off its June 22 Durham Fight Night card with a press conference introducing Top Catz Boxing CEO Tony Meeks, and participants Nate Williams, “Dangerous” Donnie Marshall, Austin Bryant and Miree “The Pink Panther” Coleman. The Durham Armory is at 220 Foster Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. First fight
 
Raleigh artist launches clothing line
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
RALEIGH – Raleigh artist Christopher Terrell will showcase a new venture that turns his art into clothing during October’s Raleigh Film and Art Festival, with proceeds earmarked to help fund college scholarships for at-risk youth in the Carolinas and Virginia. Terrell International Art features original art woven into fabric for dresses, hats,
 
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
 
Clergy intervention program reduces health risk factors
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
DURHAM – An intervention program for over 1,100 United Methodist clergy in North Carolina led to improvements in weight, cholesterol and blood pressure that were sustained over 24 months. The findings were published by Duke University researchers in the June 19 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. They represent the culmination of
 
New homes underway in Sanford
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
RALEIGH – Autumnwood homes are underway by its award-winning custom builder team of Preservation Homes, Prewitt Custom Homes, Tingen Construction Company and Walker DesignBuild. Located between highways 1 and 421, Autumnwood is minutes from downtown Sanford, 20 minutes to both Apex and Fayetteville, 22 minutes to I-540, and 42 minutes to Research
 
Black unemployment rate falls for the wrong reasons
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Black workers continued to experience lackluster job growth under the Trump administration, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Although the share of black workers that held jobs ticked up from 57.6 percent in April to 57.7 percent in May, and the unemployment rate decreased from 7.9 percent to 7.5 percent, the latest numbers also
 
Budget deal to end adult prosecution of North Carolina teens
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina appears ready to give up being one of the only states that automatically prosecutes 16- and 17-year-olds as adults for crimes. A policy decision included in the state's budget deal would "raise the age" of juvenile courts to include 16- and 17-year-olds, like much of the rest of the country, and end the state's nearly
 
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Raleigh high school gives second chances

RALEIGH – As a new mother, Jayda Hunter, 17, was finding it increasingly difficult to meet

Durham Fight Night at Armory

DURHAM – Top Catz Boxing kicked off its June 22 Durham Fight Night card with a press

Raleigh artist launches clothing line

RALEIGH – Raleigh artist Christopher Terrell will showcase a new venture that turns his