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The Confederacy was a con job on whites
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
I’ve lived 55 years in the South, and I grew up liking the Confederate flag. I haven’t flown one for many decades, but for a reason that might surprise you. I know the South well. We lived wherever the Marine Corps stationed my father: Georgia, Virginia, the Carolinas. As a child, my favorite uncle wasn’t in the military, but he did pack
 
Brandon Parker: overlooked no more
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
It's never the right time to say goodbye to a 6-foot-7, 309-pound left tackle who has fought his way into the spotlight. North Carolina A&T fifth-year senior Brandon Parker was once overlooked by college football teams coming out of A.L. Brown High in Kannapolis. Now, NFL scouts can’t look away. Neither can the media. It is not often that
 
People skills primed Pittsboro Elementary’s Poston
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
PITTSBORO — It’s Chris Poston’s people skills that are enabling students to flourish at Pittsboro Elementary School. “Mr. Poston is really good at building trust,” Pittsboro Elementary assistant principal Sarah Petty said. Five years ago, Poston was trusted with the keys to Pittsboro Elementary. He developed into the school
 
Stagville presents harvest festival
Monday, October 16, 2017
DURHAM – Explore the crafts and harvest traditions of one of North Carolina’s largest plantations at the Historic Stagville Harvest Festival, Oct. 21, noon to 6 p.m. Daytime demonstrations, vendors and crafts will give way to an African drum circle around an evening campfire with a master musician. Admission is $5 per person, with a $15 family
 
Disney Dreamers Academy deadline approaching
Monday, October 16, 2017
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – High School students participating in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence will experience a once-in-a-lifetime career-inspiring weekend, but there’s only a few weeks left for students to apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com. Applications close on Oct. 31 for the innovative,
 
West Durham Baptist celebrates 125th anniversary
Monday, October 16, 2017
DURHAM – The historic West Durham Baptist Church has been a beacon to the city since it was established in 1892. Over a century and a quarter time span, the church has been guided by 13 pastors, and has endured the destruction of its earlier Brookstown home to be located at its current location. The congregation will celebrate its 125th anniversary
 
Falcons rally for win
Sunday, October 15, 2017
RALEIGH – And then there were two. St. Augustine’s knocked Winston-Salem State out of a three-way tie for first place with a thrilling come-from-behind 17-14 win Saturday at the George L. Williams Complex. The Falcons are tied with Fayetteville State, which defeated Johnson C. Smith, for first in the CIAA South. Down 14-10 with 3:07 left, the
 
Cost, ineffectiveness of NC death penalty drives decline
Friday, October 13, 2017
RALEIGH – The human and financial cost of the death penalty is taking its toll on the punishment. Death sentences have declined by 90 percent in North Carolina since the 1990s, and data and feedback from district attorneys suggest capital punishment has had its day in the Tar Heel State. There've been five death sentences in the last five years,
 
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The Confederacy was a con job on whites

I’ve lived 55 years in the South, and I grew up liking the Confederate flag. I

Brandon Parker: overlooked no more

It's never the right time to say goodbye to a 6-foot-7, 309-pound left tackle who has fought his

People skills primed Pittsboro Elementary’s Poston

PITTSBORO — It’s Chris Poston’s people skills that are enabling students to